Al-Ahram Weekly Online   7 - 13 February 2008
Issue No. 883
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Traders targeted
In the name of fighting Al-Qaeda, Iraqi government forces and the US occupation are set to launch a citywide offensive on Mosul, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti
Bans and ballots
As world powers are preparing for a third round of sanctions on Iran, reformists inside Iran are gearing their forces to make a comeback to the political scene
Secularists hit the streets again
Headscarves will likely get a boost, but the victory may come with a price, warns Gareth Jenkins
Left waiting
Immediate economic conditions in Gaza appear largely dependent on Abbas accepting the invitation of Hamas to reach rapprochement, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Unpopularity contest
Fayyad's performance is facing increasing discontent, says Khaled Amayreh
Olmert slips the noose
With Winograd mincing its words, Israel's hapless prime minister hangs on, for now, writes Jonathan Cook in Nazareth
Forces under fire
Lebanon's army is being dragged into a conflict that could pit it against its long-time ally, Hizbullah, Lucy Fielder reports from Beirut
Troubled waters
The Islamic movement in Jordan is witnessing unprecedented internal friction, writes Oula Al-Farawati in Amman

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