Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 March 2010
Issue No. 988
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Policy of provocation
Israeli provocations, including annexing Islamic sites to an alleged heritage list, are creating a powder keg in the occupied territories, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank
Resistance and discord
When everyone knows that Israel's occupation cannot be ended when Palestinians are disunited, why does division continue, asks Saleh Al-Naami
Turkey's military under pressure
The detention of 68 serving and retired members of the Turkish military on suspicion of plotting a coup in 2003 marks a shift in the balance of power in Turkey, reports Gareth Jenkins from Istanbul
Over-the-top summit
Was it a war council or a sign of Iranian angst, asks Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Covert intelligence war?
National security comes into focus in Lebanon as the US embassy in Beirut seeks information no foreign entity should have, reports Omayma Abdel-Latif
Hopes for Iraq's elections
Will next week's elections be enough to put Iraq back on its own feet after years of turmoil, asks Salah Hemeid
Crude diplomacy
Amid doubts over his resolve for political reform, Sudanese President Al-Bashir girds himself for the battle of development, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Taking distance from separatists
The opposition coalition in Yemen has a mixed record when it comes to supporting the struggle of southern Yemenis, writes Mohamed Abdel-Meguid

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