Al-Ahram Weekly Online   17 - 23 August 2006
Issue No. 808
War on Lebanon
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

From the wreckage
Serene Assir watches as thousands of forcibly expelled Lebanese return home and aid agencies are finally given clearance to work
Sending in the troops
The Lebanese army is to finally head south. But what can it do when it gets there, Lucy Fielder asks
What now for Hizbullah?
Omayma Abdel-Latif examines the looming debate over disarming Hizbullah and how it might impact on the Lebanese political scene
Reasoned, and to the point
There may be a cessation of hostilities but resistance remains essential and Hizbullah is in no hurry to disarm. Amira Howeidy examines the content of Hassan Nasrallah's most recent speeches
Payback time
After a month of military failure, dark clouds are gathering over Israel's political leaders, writes Jonathan Cook in Nazareth
The arrogance of power
Noam Chomsky, in interview with Nermeen Al-Mufti, takes stock of the month-long US-Israeli onslaught on Lebanon and reflects on the fallout
Old alliances intact
Attempting to draw a balance sheet for the war on Lebanon, Dina Ezzat finds the diplomatic picture largely unchanged
Hysteria now, please
This week was convenient timing indeed to foil an alleged Islamist plot to blow up planes over the Atlantic, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Critical UN concerns
Boutros Boutros-Ghali speaks to Al-Ahram Weekly on UN Security Council Resolution 1701
Safe but not sound
Panic in the UK is giving way to quiet, writes Doaa El-Bey, but the aftermath of last week's terrorist threats is likely to last somewhat longer


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