Al-Ahram Weekly Online   9 - 15 October 2008
Issue No. 917
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Preparing to fail
Ahead of talks in Cairo aimed at national reconciliation, Palestinian factions are doing everything possible to weather the worst, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Licence to kill
Jewish settler fanatics continue to kill and steal from Palestinians without censure from Israel, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank
Celebrating criminality
In Israel, the murder of Palestinians and their mutilation is openly applauded at the highest levels. Is anyone in the West watching? asks Saleh Al-Naami
Fractures beneath appearances
Progress in Iraq is more mirage than reality, writes Salah Hemeid
A double-edged gamble
Progress in Iraq is more mirage than reality, writes Salah Hemeid
Exacting a price
The death of 17 Turkish soldiers prompt Turks to question their government's policy towards the PKK, Gareth Jenkins reports
After the deluge
Flash floods in Algeria put pressure on the government and highlight the dangers of informal development, Nosreddine Qassem writes from Algiers
Who is targeting Syria?
A bombing in Syria's capital joins a considerable list of unexplained terrorist attacks on Syrian soil, Bassel Oudat reports from Damascus
Torn apart by civil war Sudan stands a good chance to be put back together again, writes Gamal Nkrumah

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