Al-Ahram Weekly Online   11 - 17 October 2012
Issue No. 1118
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Out on a limb
The question is no longer whether or not Hizbullah has been drawn into the Syrian quagmire; it is about the nature and degree of such involvement, writes Omayma Abdel-Latif
Awaiting an 'Iranian Spring'?
Israel and the US have backed away from military confrontation with Iran, hoping that further economic sanctions will bring down the regime, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Autumn fury
Ahmed Eleiba discusses Iran, Israel and the crisis threatening to overtake the region
'Combat has the upper hand'
Haitham Manaa, chair of the National Coordination Committee Abroad and a veteran Syrian opposition figure, explained that the regime could still be brought down by peaceful means, writes Bassel Oudat in an exclusive interview
No exit from Homs
The siege of Homs has entered its fifth month, with nearly 1,000 families now being stranded in the devastated city
Turkey edging towards war
Alevis in Turkey lead protests as Kurds in Syria seize control of border regimes, adding to Ankara's worries, says Sayed Abdel-Maguid
A risky provocation
The Syrian military has attacked targets inside Turkey despite warnings from the Turkish government, possibly with the aim of trying to spread the crisis more widely in the region, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Clashing interests
Turkey and Syria are locked in a conflict that neither wants but is unable, it seems, to prevent. Graham Usher reports from the United Nations
Israel seeks Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israeli forces stormed the Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem this week, part of a plan to take control of the Muslim sanctuary, writes Khaled Amayreh in East Jerusalem
Jordan inches towards real reform
Continued protests over the lack of real democracy could mean a concession to constitutional democracy, says Khetam Malkawi
Electoral chaos
KUWAITIS will head to ballot boxes to choose their legislative representatives for the second time this year, a remarkable score for the relatively democratic monarch amidst its neighbouring oil-rich Gulf Sheikhdoms...
Political crisis in Libya
The crisis in forming a government in Libya has revealed the fragility of the country's political structure as well as the partisanship that toppled the first elected Libyan government, writes Hassan Fathi Al-Khashawy
A rebuttal of Nasrawi
The foreign minister of Iraq, Hoshiar Zibari, responds to an article that appeared in Al-Ahram Weekly
Iraq's ties with Iran alarm US
As Iraq seeks to contain the spillover from Syria's crisis, Iran is tightening its grip on its beleaguered neighbour, writes Salah Nasrawi

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