Al-Ahram Weekly Online   1 - 7 October 2009
Issue No. 966
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Hit or miss dialogue
The outcome of talks in Cairo between Palestinian factions is still uncertain, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Israel eyes Al-Aqsa
Recent Israeli police violence at Al-Aqsa Mosque confirms that Israel's leaders condone attempts by Jewish fanatics to destroy the second holiest Islamic shrine
Gloomy prospects
Obama's weakness in front of Netanyahu will inevitably rebound badly on Abbas, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Safe but still vulnerable
Terrorised and persecuted, some of Iraq's Palestinian refugees are being resettled, though even their future remains uncertain, writes Anayat Durrani
The mood changes
The Lebanese are cautiously optimistic that the latest round of consultations could finally give them a government more than three months after the June elections, reports Lucy Fielder from Beirut
Knocking at Saudi's door
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad attended the inauguration of a Saudi university this week, amid speculation that the two countries are trying to mend fences, reports Bassel Oudat from Damascus
Last stand in Juba
With the unity of Sudan in the balance, southern and northern opposition leaders gather in a last ditch attempt to keep things together, writes Asmaa El-Husseini in Juba
Israel's nuclear theatre
Once again, "grave threats" are used to divert from atrocities authored by Israel against defenceless Palestinians, writes Ramzy Baroud
Yemen war continues
As the conflict in Yemen intensifies, attention is turning to the growing number of civilian casualties, reports Nasser Arrabyee

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