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Facing up to the wall
Israel's separation wall and threats of transfer have sparked a flurry of Arab diplomatic activity, reports Dina Ezzat

PalestineHamas remains defiant
Israeli threats to assassinate Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, leave Hamas leaders unimpressed. Khaled Amayreh reports from the West Bank

Shows of strength
As Paul Bremer met with the UN and the IGC to discuss their vision of the future, thousands of Iraqi Shi'ites marched in Baghdad to demand theirs. Graham Usher reports from Baghdad

Ayatollah Ali Al-SistaniAl-Hawza's muscle
The political battle for the representation of Iraqi people is in full force, but as Omayma Abdel-Latif reports, the road to Iraqi independence seems to begin in Al-Najaf

Another world
This week over 100,000 people gathered from all parts of the world to say "No" to military imperialism and cutthroat capitalism, and "Yes" to dignity, solidarity and real freedom. Ian Douglas reports from Mumbai

Pandering to the faithful
US President George Bush preached to the converts in his annual State of the Union speech, leaving a few people impressed with his performance, Khaled Dawoud reports from Washington

Egypt:

IslamistsSettling for small steps
What's next for the Muslim Brotherhood? Omayma Abdel-Latif speaks to the group's new supreme guide about future plans

Asserting the 'priceless value' of rights
With the National Council for Human Rights becoming a reality, Amira Howeidy seeks answers to pertinent questions

Region:

Reformists challenge the ban
A tug of war between Iranian conservatives and reformists over forthcoming elections has entered its second week running with no apparent light at the end of the tunnel, reports Rasha Saad

Guarded change
As calls for radical reform grow louder in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Abdullah announced the launching of the reform process but he left out the finer details, reports Sherine Bahaa

Culture:

Elia SuliamanDefining moments
Samia Nkrumah speaks to the organisers of the first Ramallah International Film Festival

Sports:

Ready or not
It's time to play ball. Nashwa Abdel-Tawab reports on the African Nations Cup and Egypt's chances

Archeology
POTS AND PANS: Beneath the waters of Abu Qir Bay --caption--

EGYPT 2010It's our turn:
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A compass for reform
If everyone agrees that reform is essential, its direction remains controversial, writes Ibrahim Nafie

Mars to Earth
The landing of a small machine on Mars has sent human imagination soaring. But here on earth, says Azmi Bishara , it's business as usual

Time to remember
Whatever the discursive niceties it is important to realise that Israel is Zionist, and that Zionism displaces and kills, writes Ghada Karmi

Vague comfort
A split in the Muslim Brotherhood is not to be expected yet, writes Amr Elchoubaki

An unholy alliance
International capitalism, and a resurgent religious fundamentalism, combine to further oppress women, argues Nawal El-Saadawi


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