Al-Ahram Weekly Online   23 - 29 March 2006
Issue No. 787
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Left out and hurt
Abbas and the PLO executive committee reject Hamas' programme for government, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Bias documented
Flipping through a headline study published by the Arab League, Dina Ezzat finds that the lesser status of women in many Arab countries is written in law
Starving Gaza
Amid immense strains on Gaza's economy, officials continue to deal with significant security issues, writes Erica Silverman
Trading between issues
The US is facing deadlock over Iran's nuclear file; a breakthrough, however, might be possible on Iraq, Rasha Saad reports
Brammertz reports
The successor of Judge Mehlis notably tones down the politics of the Al-Hariri assassination, exonerating Syria for its cooperation with the UN investigation, writes Sami Moubayed
The gentle art of making enemies
As a third round of national unity talks kicks off, there is still no show of compromise from any of the participants, Serene Assir reports
Khartoum on the carpet
As Khartoum prepares to host the Arab League summit, participants must not sweep the Darfur crisis under the rug, writes Gamal Nkrumah

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