Al-Ahram Weekly Online   6 - 12 December 2007
Issue No. 874
Region
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Empty heads and full pockets
The PA has come under increasing scrutiny in the aftermath of Annapolis, notes Khaled Amayreh
The real goal of Annapolis
While the world watched the Arabs, Annapolis was for Israel and the US to prepare the ground for attacking Iran, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Fighting fire with fire
Turkey launched its first major cross-border military operation in nearly a decade, reports Gareth Jenkins
Facing 'serious threats'
Ahmadinejad stole the GCC show in Doha this week, Sherine Bahaa reports
No smoking gun
The findings of a US intelligence report saying Tehran halted its nuclear weapons programme in 2003 poses a challenge to Washington's hawks, reports Rasha Saad
Green zone green light
US-supported Iraqi leaders are drafting a long-term US-Iraq pact that many see as opening the door to permanent occupation, writes Salah Hemeid
Glimmer of hope
Lebanon's government and opposition appear to agree that the army's chief should become president, but obstacles remain, Lucy Fielder reports from Beirut
Commentary: Palace surprise
Jockeying, intrigue, U-turns and stalemates have characterised the difficult nomination of a consensus candidate for Lebanon's presidency, writes Nicola Nasif
Bear in mind
Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir pardons a gauche Brit, writes Gamal Nkrumah

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