Al-Ahram Weekly Online   7 - 13 June 2012
Issue No. 1101
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Stealth war revealed
In an unprecedented move, Israeli officials own up to a cyber attack targeting Iran. But why, asks Saleh Al-Naami
Palestinians polarised by Egyptian scene
Mubarak's Egypt backed Fatah against Hamas. Now, the shoe is on the other foot as Egypt goes to the polls to choose a president, writes Khaled Amayreh in Hebron
The unique weapons of Al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda has been stepping up suicide attacks in response to US and Yemeni army actions against it, writes Nasser Arrabyee
Business abandons the regime
Damascus and Aleppo businessmen went on strike this week in a possible rehearsal of civil disobedience aiming at overthrowing the Syrian regime, reports Bassel Oudat in Damascus
What does Russia want?
Russia's continued support for the Syrian regime has been leading some Western countries to threaten military intervention even without UN Security Council authorisation, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Kiir on course
The need for funds is at its greatest even as corrupt officials siphon off millions of petro-dollars in South Sudan and scurry off to Ethiopia for talks on Abyei with Khartoum, writes Gamal Nkrumah
The real cost of the Iraqi oil boom
The oil boom in Iraq is deepening ethnic divisions in the country and inflaming regional power struggles, writes Salah Nasrawi
Turkey commits to Somalia
Reinvigorated international support led by Turkey in Somalia has been welcomed wholeheartedly but could signal Istanbul's desire to exert its influence in the Horn of Africa, writes Sayed Abdel-Maguid
From Tripoli to Mitiga
Gamal Nkrumah finds that powerful local militias are curiously and simultaneously undermining Libya's nascent democracy process and strengthening the concept of social justice

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