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

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
Undoing the damage
African diplomacy and solidarity ensured a Chadian-Sudanese rapprochement that may positively speed up the Darfur peace process, writes Gamal Nkrumah
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
Not enough
Western powers are unsatisfied with the response of Iran to an incentives package aimed to avert direct confrontation over its nuclear programme, writes Rasha Saad
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

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