Al-Ahram Weekly Online   7 - 13 May 2009
Issue No. 946
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Cronyism all the way
Fatah's internal problems continue as the current leadership tries to stuff the long-awaited Sixth Congress with its own cadre, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Will Abbas do it?
Palestinian national dialogue hangs by a thread as leaders in Ramallah suggest that unilaterally they will form a new Palestinian government outside its framework, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Au revoir justice
Electoral showdown over the judiciary and the Special Tribunal has begun but elections are still on, writes Omayma Abdel-Latif from Beirut
War is Israel's default
The Arab League's Hesham Youssef says that without progress towards peace we should prepare for the worst, Dina Ezzat reports
The broken legacy of Durban
All in all, the Durban Review Conference did more to weaken the struggle against racism and discrimination than to strengthen it, writes Curtis Doebbler
A matter of time
Al-Bashir is ready to lead Sudan as democratically elected president for a third term in office, notes Gamal Nkrumah, but will others follow?
Yemen, make or break
State corruption and unheard grievances have Yemen on the edge of a secessionist civil war, writes Nasser Arrabyee
The Arabs risk being left behind as Washington gears up for negotiations with Iran, writes Salah Hemeid

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