Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 June 2008
Issue No. 900
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Breaking the rules
Hamas is pushing ahead in Gaza, trying to force an end to the siege while conditions appear favourable, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Can Qatar do it again?
On the back of its success in mediating Lebanon's political standoff, Doha may soon be placing a toe in Palestinian waters, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
A resounding 'No'
Several steamy issues suggest a delay in signing the Iraq-US security agreement, writes Saif Nasrawi
Spring thaw
With the Doha deal bringing peace to Lebanon, for now, the country's politicians have set their sights on the next battle -- the elections, Lucy Fielder reports from Beirut
How strong is their alliance?
The Syrian and Iranian regimes may have their differences, but their alliance is not going to end anytime soon, Basel Oudat reports from Damascus
Enough is enough
Kurds rally for peace in Istanbul, Gareth Jenkins watches

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