Al-Ahram Weekly Online   30 August - 5 September 2007
Issue No. 860
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Israel eyes Gaza
Saleh Al-Naami monitors Israeli preparations for a strike against Hamas
Abbas and Olmert meet again and get nowhere, again. Khaled Amayreh reports
The final 'final battle'
Fatah Al-Islam's women and children have at last left Nahr Al-Bared camp, heralding the final battle which could last days or weeks, Lucy Fielder reports
Faint glimmer of hope
A new Shia-Sunni-Kurdish accord provides a breathing space, but for how long, asks Salah Hemeid
Al-Maliki digs in
While US military operations expand, Iraq's non-functioning political process remains deadlocked, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti
Democratic benchmark
The NDP's attempts to hold competitive elections for party posts elicit mixed reactions in political circles, writes Gamal Essam El-Din
Stand off escalates
The confrontation between the government and the Muslim Brotherhood has reached new levels, writes Gamal Essam El-Din
The not-so-secret committee
Judges prepare themselves to resist attempts to further compromise their independence, writes Mona El-Nahhas
New poultry scare
Migrant birds have tested positive for the H7 strain of bird flu, reports Reem Leila
Serial controversialist
Saadeddin Ibrahim finds himself the centre of yet another storm following an article written for The Washington Post, reports Karim El-Khashab
'No elections if Hamas will win'
Saleh Al-Naami explains why Fatah, Hamas and Israel all reject elections
Drawing their swords
Time is running out for Lebanon's government and opposition to step back from the brink before flash-point presidential elections, Lucy Fielder reports
Hand to mouth
An upward spiral in living and food costs presents a serious problem for millions of Egyptians. Sherine Abdel-Razek goes shopping
On the ropes
The Supreme Court's decision to allow ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan has reduced even more of President Musharraf's options, writes Graham Usher
Achieving peace: chicken or egg?
While UN peacekeeping has done little to calm the world's troubled waters, the UN's other mandate -- development -- has had some success despite its many problems, argues Eric Walberg
Louder than life
Maybe Egyptians know how to party after all: Salonaz Sami meets a new generation of DJs
The art of the cruise
Salonaz Sami examines a phenomenon
Restaurant review: Not quite it
Serene Assir is unimpressed by the falsity of 3al Qahwa
Riyad Sami
By Sahar El-Bahr

THE LONGEST and most contentious presidential elections in Turkey's history ended Tuesday with victory for Justice and Development Party candidate Abdullah Gul...

Israeli games again
By Azmi Bishara


Black, but comely
By Gamal Nkrumah

Theatre review:

Going digital
By Nehad Selaiha


Sending out an SOS
By Nevine El-Aref


NATO or Shanghai?
It appears that a new cold war is brewing, though it will not be the same as the last, writes Gamil Mattar
The colonial mistake
Mixing religion and politics was a colonial scheme that is now haunting the West, writes Ayman El-Amir
Awaiting Petraeus
Though the US wants to blame Nuri Al-Maliki for failure in Iraq, doing so is not fair, writes James Zogby
Peace preparations
The keys to peace lie in Arab hands, writes Amin Howeidi
In Focus: Either... or
There ought to be no fundamental conflict between religion and politics, for they serve different functions, writes Galal Nassar

Youssef Chahin

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