Al-Ahram Weekly Online   14 - 20 August 2003
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Is the hudna over?
Israel's assassinations of Palestinian activists have led to a renewal of suicide bombings and threaten to deal a deadly blow to a fragile cease-fire, reports Khaled Amayreh from Gaza

Strange Bed-fellows
Caught between the involuntary complicity of two improbable bed-fellows -- anti-Arab zealots in Washington and anti-American reformists in Syria -- Syria's "old guard" is just playing the waiting game, writes David Hirst in Damascus

The forgotten prisoners
Palestinian officials fail to include children and Israeli Arab prisoners in their demands for prisoner releases, writes Jonathan Cook from Deir Hanna

Absent voices
As Sharon manoeuvers in the shadow of the roadmap, the shortcomings of the mainstream Israeli peace camp have never been more evident, writes Jonathan Cook from Nazareth

South heats up
Tensions are running high along the Lebanese-Israeli border. Mohalhel Fakih reports from Beirut

Transition from tyranny to freedom?
With the situation deteriorating drastically on all levels in Iraq, the question of freedom is getting more vague, reports Jihan Al-Alaily from Baghdad

In league with the League?
Iraqi political forces are divided over the role of the Arab League. Dina Ezzat reports

Mysterious bombing
The Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad became the first foreign diplomatic mission to be bombed in Iraq since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime on 9 April. Sana Abdallah reports from Amman

The black turbans' 'counterrevolution'
The Iranian regime faces a challenge from new quarters. In an unexpected outburst, Hussein Khomeini, grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, lashed out against the ruling theocracy, Mustafa El-Labbad writes

New preoccupations
Insurgency in Iraq is shifting into a deadly campaign of bombings and the occupiers are being forced to reconsider strategies, writes Salah Hemeid

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