Al-Ahram Weekly Online   2 - 8 August 2012
Issue No. 1109
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Romney pledges loyalty to Israel
In an ignominious display, Obama and Romney are falling over themselves to pander to Israel more than the other, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem
A difficult fast
Ramadan can be a trying month for Muslims, but it is especially so in Gaza, amid the Israeli siege, the threat of the occupation army, and constant power cuts, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Collapse of the troika?
A succession of resignations and growing social unrest may be threatening Tunisia's coalition government, writes Lassaad ben Ahmed in Tunis
A matter of time
The nearer Bashar Al-Assad's regime gets to its end the more dangerous Syria becomes, writes Graham Usher at the United Nations
Battle for Aleppo
A fierce battle is raging between the Syrian regime and opposition for control of the country's second-largest city, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Discomfort in Ankara
Amid reports of US activity in southeastern Anatolia and discontent among Turkey's Kurds, the government in Ankara has been fighting to keep up with events, writes Sayed Abdel-Maguid in Ankara
Violence on the rise in Sanaa
As security declines in the capital, Al-Qaeda is reasserting its presence in Yemen's rural areas, writes Nasser Arrabyee
Towards Kurdish secession?
As the political crisis in Iraq deepens, Baghdad and the Iraqi Kurdish region have been flexing their military muscles, writes Salah Nasrawi
Somalia's next step
The staging of a meeting of tribal elders and politicians to draft a new constitution and elect a National Constituent Assembly is a significant moment in the life of Somalis, contends Gamal Nkrumah

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