Wednesday,19 September, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1227, (1-7 January 2015)
Wednesday,19 September, 2018
Issue 1227, (1-7 January 2015)

Ahram Weekly


A Russian initiative for informal discussions between the opposition and the Syrian regime has not received support, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Warring parties in Libya are not yet convinced that dialogue is the only option, though the prospects of talks have improved, writes Kamel Abdallah

While the authoritarian streak of Recep Tayyip Erdogan deepens, the man himself boasts that Turkey under his rule is a blossoming democracy, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

The olive branch offered to Iran by US President Barack Obama presages rapprochement between the two nations, Camelia Entekhabifard reports

The Islamic State is said to be receiving reinforcements in Lebanon and may be planning a new offensive, reports Hassan Al-Qashawi in Beirut

An inquiry into the fall of Mosul shows the extent of the chaos and sectarianism in Iraq’s Armed Forces, writes Salah Nasrawi

Every Friday activists and members of the public meet in Mutanabbi Street in the Iraqi capital to thrash out the country’s problems, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti in Baghdad

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