Al-Ahram Weekly Online   7 - 13 August 2008
Issue No. 909
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Bloody-minded narrowness
Parochialism is now driving the Palestinian scene, reports Khaled Amayreh
Waiting for Netanyahu
Olmert's resignation might bring satisfaction to some, but the man waiting in the wings is truly alarming, writes Saleh Al-Naami
A classic coup
Déjà vu? Yesterday's coup in Mauritania demonstrated once again the bounds of the country's nascent democracy, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Sovereignty over rights
Saadeddin Ibrahim and allegations on minority rights spark renewed tensions between Cairo and Washington, Dina Ezzat reports
Spiritually home
The 19th-Dynasty green ushabti statuette (spirit model) of a woman named Hener is back home after travelling abroad for two decades, Nevine El-Aref reports
Anyone remember seatbelts?
How seriously should the new traffic law be taken, asks Shaden Shehab
Abnegating responsibility
In an interview with Gamal Essam El-Din the Chairman of the People's Assembly Transport Committee Hamdi El-Tahhan takes the government to task for a series of tragic accidents
Another brick in the wall
After two months of tension a solution has been proposed to the dispute surrounding Abu Fana Monastery. Not everyone is pleased, though, reports Reem Leila
Secrets of the grave
In 1922, among the shrines and chests piled in the treasury room of Tutankhamun's tomb, the bodies of two prematurely born babies were discovered inside an undecorated wooden chest, writes Nevine El-Aref
Cementing the status quo
Lebanese ministers have agreed on a ministerial statement after much horse-trading. As expected, it solidifies Hizbullah's domestic power, Lucy Fielder reports from Beirut
No easy fix
Rushing a solution to Kirkuk will trigger greater violence in Iraq, writes Saif Nasrawi
Baghdad's new arrival
Dina Ezzat speaks to the new Arab envoy to Iraq on the challenges and aspirations of his new mission
Still on a tightrope
Turkey's Constitutional Court narrowly allows the ruling party in government to continue functioning, but Turkey's woes are not over, writes Gareth Jenkins
Playing for time
After four rounds of indirect Syrian-Israeli negotiations, progress appears slow, but the game is still on, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Keeping the lid on prices
The long and difficult road of fighting inflation was mapped out in a recent study. Mona El-Fiqi reviews the findings
Have we met before?
Nadeen Shams is the author of Have we met before?, a recent hit film. She talked to Rania Khallaf about her debut feature and future projects
Coast of rhythm
The Tiesto spell captures Salonaz Sami
Playing dress-up
Mai Samih wonders whether we really are what we wear


Rest in peace, Seti
By Nevine El-Aref
On the beach
By Gamal Nkrumah
Virtual politics
By Mohamed El-Sayed


Towards judicial order
International justice, the key to world order, can only be attained by reform of existing institutions -- principally the UN Security Council, writes Hassan Nafaa
Message to the Democrats
Restoring hope through a return to reasoned policy, tolerance and the rule of law is America's mission under its next president, writes James Zogby
United by misery
While much attention is paid to inter-Palestinian strife, the Israeli occupation is ultimately responsible, writes Ramzy Baroud
Turkey and democracy
Newly vindicated, Turkey's ruling party remains an important model of democratic Islamist politics, writes Galal Nassar
Salama A Salama:
Karadzic and Al-Bashir

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