Wednesday,15 August, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1215, (25 September - 1 october 2014)
Wednesday,15 August, 2018
Issue 1215, (25 September - 1 october 2014)

Ahram Weekly


Washington and its Arab allies have launched air strikes on IS targets in Syria. But the coalition remains as divided as ever about what to do next. Salah Nasrawi reports

Washington has announced that it will arm and train 5,000 Syrian opposition fighters, but many Syrians are less than excited by the news, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State appear to have joined forces in Lebanon’s Arsal area, undermining efforts to reduce tensions and prevent a new flare-up of fighting, writes

In dramatic events Sunday, Sanaa fell under control of Shia Houthi, who have won their demands but are now refusing to leave the capital, writes Nasser Arrabyee

A tactical rapprochement may be taking place between Saudi Arabia and Iran, writes Ahmed Eleiba

The release of Turkish hostages by the Islamic State may have removed one reason for Ankara’s reluctance to join US efforts against the group, but is unlikely to lead to a

Five blocs are competing for power in Libya’s disputed parliament. Now Abdullah Al-Thinni has submitted a new list for government, though it is unclear if it will pass in parliament,

Egypt has formulated a strategic vision for Libya but must rally local and international support for its ideas, the foreign ministry’s point man on Libya tells Ahmad Eleiba

Some 70 candidates are standing in Tunisia’s forthcoming presidential elections, writes Lassad Ben Ahmed in Tunis

Afghan politician Ashraf Ghani has been named the country’s new president, with chief rival Abdullah Abdullah taking the premiership, writes Gamal Nkrumah

What do Scotland and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have in common? Oil, perhaps. But nothing else

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