Al-Ahram Weekly Online   6 - 12 November 2008
Issue No. 921
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

In league with the enemy!
The Arab League will be at Union for the Mediterranean meetings. But is this confronting Israel or part of a process of normalisation, asks Dina Ezzat
Where there's a will
The Israelis can be defied. But it requires courage, especially from Arab countries, asserts Saleh Al-Naami
Another Lebanon?
Algeria's president seeks to extend his term in power beyond that allowed in the constitution, raising eyebrows, writes Nosreddine Qassem
Knowing one's friends
In the wake of the US strike on Syria, relations worsen between Damascus and the US-supported government in Iraq, writes Bassel Oudat
Bush's last bullet
Stemming the positive tide Damascus had deftly caught is why the US attacked Syria, writes Ramzy Baroud
Bear lies down with camel
Cometh the Muscovite hour, cometh the man from the southern shores of the Mediterranean, deliberates Gamal Nkrumah
Changing of the guard
With the Bush administration on the way out, Iraqis await a much needed new voice in Washington, writes Salah Hemeid
Tehran's Oval Office
For Iran, the competition between two lobbies behind the US president will most decide its coming fortunes, writes Mustafa El-Labbad
Complex persecution
Despite political intrigues against Christians, the enduring peace between Muslims and Christians is hard to snuff out, observes Nermeen Al-Mufti

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