Al-Ahram Weekly Online   8 - 14 May 2008
Issue No. 896
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Slow death everywhere
Israel's continued siege is taking Gaza back to the Stone Age, reports Saleh Al-Naami
Signs of rapprochement
Leaders within Fatah are waking up to the dangers of the present course charted by Abbas, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank
 Declaration of war?
With the Arab summit over, Lebanon appears faced with a choice between stifling political inaction and open street conflict, Lucy Fielder reports from Beirut
Pointing the finger
Even Iran's allies in Iraq are concerned that Tehran may be arming anti-government forces, reports Nermeen Al-Mufti in Baghdad
Walking a tightrope
Despite the recent US-Iranian tensions over Iraq, Nuri Al-Maliki has proven to be a smart tactician, writes Saif Nasrawi
Ides of May
Gamal Nkrumah reviews an eventful week for Sudan, even though the long-term repercussions are still not clear
No end in sight
Four years on, there is no sign of an end to Yemen's rebellion, reports Nasser Arrabyee from Sanaa

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