Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 May 2012
Issue No. 1096
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Sudan conflict continues
Will the UN put its foot down on Sudanese fighting? Asmaa El-Husseini poses the question
Tuscaloosa to Tawargha
Can Al-Keib take on the NTC and punch above his weight? Gamal Nkrumah wonders
For the sake of settlers
The expansionist Zionist project continues to enjoy immunity before Israeli law as settlers grab daily more Arab land, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank
The end of Camp David?
Cairo's move to cancel gas exports to Israel has Israeli strategists and politicians quietly panicked, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Hamas questions student elections
College elections results spur doubts as to the possible fairness of general elections in the West Bank due this year, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
The Middle East's 'S-word'
Framing the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia as 'sectarian' subtly delegitimises the democratic aspirations of millions of people, argues Khadija Magardie
Clemency by Al-Qaeda
Why does Al-Qaeda change its mind, asks Nasser Arrabyee
Dismantling the crisis?
Ending Iraq's political turmoil will take more than a leadership mini-summit, which is why the world should be prepared for a prolonged crisis, writes Salah Nasrawi
Amman U-turn
Jordan's political troubles are increasing, says Khetam Malkawi
Jordanian political manoeuvring
The struggle for power in Jordan continues, with democracy a moot point, says Ali Younes
Mission not yet impossible
The Anan peace plan is taking flak but it still offers the best way forward, writes Graham Usher at the UN
Buying time?
Is the Anan peace plan simply a way for the international community to delay taking difficult decisions on the Syrian crisis, asks Bassel Oudat in Damascus
'Any solution without the Free Syrian Army will fail'
The Syrian regime's policies are encouraging the spread of foreign interference in the country, even as the regime itself is doomed to fall. Hazem Nahar, an opposition activist, explains to Bassel Oudat

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