Thursday,23 May, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1229, (15 -21 January 2015)
Thursday,23 May, 2019
Issue 1229, (15 -21 January 2015)

Ahram Weekly


The Syrian opposition will meet in Cairo this month to finalise a future roadmap for the country, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Publication of a long-awaited report on last year’s fall of Mosul to Islamic State forces has been postponed, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti in Baghdad

Fierce winter storms last week compounded the woes of Syria’s displaced, writes Bassel Oudat

Ineffective aid programmes, the bitterness of winter and sheer numbers make Syrian refugees in Lebanon a potential existential threat to an already fragile country, writes Hassan Al-Qashawi

Speculation in Saudi Arabia is growing over who will succeed the ailing King Abdullah, writes Salah Nasrawi

A new book looks at dissenting voices within the historical Zionist Movement, showing their advocacy of the Palestinian cause, writes Ludwig Watzal

As the world focused on the murder of journalists in Paris, little was heard about the deaths of 2,000 Muslims massacred by Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria, writes Gamal Nkrumah

The coming days may see a showdown between Al-Houthi rebels in Yemen and Al-Qaeda, writes Nasser Arrabyee in Sanaa

The ruling coalition in Addis Ababa will soon face what could be the most concerted effort yet to roll back its dominance in Ethiopian politics, writes Salah Khalil

Political leaders from Europe and beyond joined a march of more than one million people to honour the victims of last week’s attacks in France, writes David Tresilian in Paris

Turkish leaders expressing their shock at attacks on the freedom of the press in Paris seem to have forgotten their own poor record, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid in Ankara

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