Al-Ahram Weekly

Iraq eyes US to fight insurgents

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s desire for US military help to fight the Sunni insurgency could prove tricky for both Baghdad and Washington,
writes Salah Nasrawi

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Iraq eyes US to fight insurgents

Could be worse

Already in crisis, Egypt’s economy has been further damaged by the waves of street violence that flared up last week following the dispersal of the pro-Morsi sit-ins at the Rabaa Al-Adaweya Mosque and in Nahda Square, but it is still better than expected. Al-Ahram Weekly examines how different sectors have responded to the political turmoil

Could be worse

Brake on turmoil

As pro-Morsi protests wane and oil-rich Arab Gulf states line up to support Egypt, a semblance of normality returns to the streets. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Brake on turmoil

Uncertainty ahead

Amany Maged reviews the political future of the Muslim Brotherhood

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Uncertainty ahead

Responding to the crisis

The Muslim Brotherhood’s actions in the wake of the dispersal of the Cairo sit-ins have emphasised the dangerous extremism of the organisation, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Responding to the crisis
EGYPT Departing the scene

Departing the scene

Mohamed Al-Baradei’s resignation provoked a tidal wave of criticism, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky

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Turning against Turkey

Turning against Turkey

The Turkish government is continuing its interference in Egypt’s internal affairs, writes Sayed Abdel-Maguid in Ankara

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Saudi backs Egypt

Saudi backs Egypt

Saudi backing for the 30 June Revolution has given a new dimension to the ongoing political settlement, reports Doaa El-Bey

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Days indeterminate

Days indeterminate

By Compiled by Mohamed Abdel-Baky

How to win the West

How to win the West

In the wake of foreign criticisms of the Egyptian government’s recent actions, things could now get worse for the country’s foreign relations, writes Dina Ezzat

Interests  and  calculations

Interests and calculations

What is the future of Egyptian-American cooperation in the light of the recent Arab stance supporting Egypt, asks Ezzat Ibrahim in Washington

Cairo waits for Putin

Cairo waits for Putin

Gamal Nkrumah puts context to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s awaited Cairo visit — the first visit of a non-Arab head of state to Egypt post-Morsi

WORLD Worse to come?

Worse to come?

Last week’s bombings of a Hizbullah-dominated area of the Lebanese capital could be the precursor of harder days to come, reports Omayma Abdel-Latif from Beirut

Peace talks start quietly

Peace talks start quietly

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations resume despite provocative announcements by Tel Aviv of yet more settlement units to be built on occupied Palestinian land, despite prior assurances, writes Sherine Bahaa

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Libya: mounting divisions

Libya: mounting divisions

With upheaval in neighbouring Egypt producing ripples in Libya, Tripoli faces fresh political divisions while Cyrenaica moves further towards formal autonomy, writes Kamel Abdallah

Economic woes in Tunisia

Economic woes in Tunisia

Experts expect Tunisia to become virtually bankrupt should present economic trends continue, writes Lasaad Bin Ahmed in Tunis

SPORTS One up, one down

One up, one down

Egyptian football is battling it out on African pitches. Inas Mazhar reports

LIVING Fighting depression in the curfew

Fighting depression in the curfew

The application of the recent emergency law and curfew has meant changes for all Egyptians, writes Omneya Yousry

opinion

Message to Irena Bukova, UNESCO

In an open letter to UNESCO Director-General Irena Bukova, Mohamed Salmawy expresses outrage at the failure of the organisation to respond to recent devastating attacks on Egypt’s heritage

opinion

Egypt at war against terrorism

Egypt now needs support from the West, not isolation or biased censure, and still less clumsy interference, writes Mahmoud Karem

opinion

The US needs Egypt

It is the US that needs Egypt and not the other way around, writes Ahmad Naguib Roushdy

opinion

Islamist clash with society

The rapid fall in Egypt of Islamists from grace and power has ended the threat of religious authoritarianism in the country, but not respect for faiths, writes Azmi Ashour

opinion

The MB-Qaeda connection

Events bear out visibly the terrorist connections — carefully hidden until now — of the Muslim Brotherhood. The response should be decisive, but also national, to debase terrorist ideology, writes Ammar Ali Hassan

opinion

Tragedy and nonsense

It is not the time for the US to cut and run on Egypt; its democratic process is just beginning, writes James Zogby

opinion

The hypocrisy of the Islamist thinkers

When in command, they cared nothing for the civil state and its institutions. Now, Islamist thinkers adopt the ideologies they rejected to further their agenda, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

Heritage
Saving Egypt’s heritage

Saving Egypt’s heritage

How have Egypt’s monuments and museums fared in the ongoing violence, asks Nevine El-Aref

features

The war on Egypt’s Copts

Recent days have seen a spate of attacks on Egypt’s churches, with the Coptic Church calling on the government to protect the country’s Christian community against terrorist attacks, writes Michael Adel

Press review
Never to kneel

Never to kneel

Egypt has always been the centre of the Arab world. Now it increasingly finds itself the focus of global attention, as Doaa El-Bey and Gamal Nkrumah discover