Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 August 2011
Issue No. 1059
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

The PA and September
Determined to petition the UN next month to recognise Palestine, leaders in Ramallah are busy convincing Washington and Tel Aviv that the move is nothing to worry about, writes Saleh Al-Naami
An end to the Dahlan saga?
The recent raid on the home of Mohamed Dahlan on the West Bank has upped the stakes in the conflict with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Facing both ways
The UN has staged a dry run of the Palestinians' September bid for statehood with everything clear except what the Palestinian Authority wants, writes Graham Usher in the UN
'We will come out every day'
Syrian protesters decide to continue during Ramadan, prompting the Syrian regime to resort to massive force in an attempt to stamp out the popular uprising, reports Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Begging for help, but for how long?
The financial crisis hitting the Palestinian Authority is probably the worst in living memory, with many ordinary people's livelihoods at stake, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Hariri suspects named
Lebanon's Special Tribunal confirmed this week the names of the first four Hariri assassination suspects, already leaked to the press, Lucy Fielder reports
The changing of the guard
The mass resignation of the Turkish military high command last week sent a shock wave through Turkish politics, but the real test lies ahead, writes Gareth Jenkins in Ankara
Yearning for Younis
Libya is utterly predictable. Gaddafi takes a surprisingly sanguine view of Abdel-Fattah Younis' demise. Time runs out for NATO and its proxy the NTC and both now catch the jitter bug, anticipates Gamal Nkrumah
US troops to stay on in Iraq
After months of game playing, Iraqi leaders say they now have a deal to keep a limited number of American trainers in the country, writes Salah Nasrawi
Heart in Horn's darkness
A cloud up in the air, aid workers and arms dealers and the world seem oblivious to the root causes of Somalia's famine, concludes Gamal Nkrumah
Sudan: more partition to come?
The secession of the south of Sudan has not brought comprehensive peace, with Kordofan and Blue Nile pointing to further fragmentation to follow, writes Asmaa El-Husseini
Just buying time
With Yemen's President Saleh still hanging on, tribal conflicts throughout the country continue without resolution in sight, writes Nasser Arrabyee

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