Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 November 2010
Issue No. 1022
Region
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Ramallah seeks an out
The Palestinian leadership is looking for side exits from a moribund peace process that appears set to collapse, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank
Window to Palestinian defeat
Were the Palestinians to concede the Jewish character of Israel it would end their national cause, and Israel's politicians know it, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Tough choices for Sudan
As southern Sudanese flee southwards before January's referendum on the country's future, what further catastrophes await Sudan, asks Asmaa El-Husseini
A new Saudi role in Iraq
Saudi Arabia has invited rival Iraqi politicians for talks to try to end the impasse in the country. Are they interested, asks Salah Hemeid
Why Yemen?
Religious extremism from Saudi Arabia is an excuse for false flag operations targeting Yemen, reports Nasser Arrabyee
Israel in, Iran out
Turkey's ties with Israel plunged to new depths after the AKP named Israel as one of the main threats to Turkey's security, reports Gareth Jenkins
A boycott call
Hizbullah's secretary-general has called for a boycott of the tribunal, as the US takes a renewed interest in Lebanon, reports Lucy Fielder from Beirut
Al-Hariri's ghost
The crisis over the investigation into Rafik Al-Hariri's assassination has once more made Syria a foe in Washington, writes Graham Usher
Back on the rocks
Tensions are still running high between Syria and the United States, with hopes of rapprochement dashed, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

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