Al-Ahram Weekly Online   30 March - 5 April 2006
Issue No. 788
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Buried heads
Arab countries are apparently unwilling to tackle their problems head-on
Where are you?
The Sudanese claim that Egyptians have lost interest in their relationship
Up to it
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa says he's ready for a second five-year term in office even though he predicts tough times ahead for the Arab world and the entire Middle East. On the sidelines of the Khartoum summit which renewed his mandate, Moussa spoke to Dina Ezzat
Khaled Amayreh reports from the West Bank as the Legislative Council approves a Hamas-led cabinet
No consensus
Serene Assir reports as the Lebanese National Dialogue once again faces a deadlock
Second post
The surprise appointment of a new Syrian vice-president sparks debate on how far this may affect the country's future, Sami Moubayed reports from Damascus
The sleeping giant
Abbas Kadhim reviews the reasons behind the strained relations between the US ambassador and Iraq's Shia
Roman recant
Three years on, Daniela Pioppi writes about the reasons behind the decline of the once active anti-war movement in Italy
Teaching tyranny
Imad Khadduri on the shattering of the Iraqi education system, yet again

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