Wednesday,19 September, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1248, (28 May - 3 June 2015)
Wednesday,19 September, 2018
Issue 1248, (28 May - 3 June 2015)

Ahram Weekly


Regional as well as local factors are putting the Kurdish question in Turkey back on the agenda, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

News that the Islamic State group has occupied the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria has spread consternation among scholars worldwide, writes David Tresilian

Did the Syrian regime deliberately stage the fall of Palmyra to Islamic State forces in order to garner support in the West, asks Bassel Oudat in Damascus

An attack by Hizbullah on the predominantly Sunni town of Arsal would bring the risk of sectarian conflagration in Lebanon one step closer, writes Hassan Al-Qishawi in Beirut

The bombing by the Islamic State of a Shia mosque in east Saudi Arabia last Friday has exposed Riyadh’s weak point: its fragile sectarian balance

Regional intrigue centred on Yemen continues as hopes for a political solution receded this week, proposed talks in Geneva between the warring parties delayed indefinitely, writes Medhat Al-Zahed

A failed meeting of Libyan tribes in Cairo highlights Egypt’s dangerous misreading of the complexities and power balances existing on the ground, writes Kamel Abdallah

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir is apparently unfazed by the growing problems in his country and his indictment by the International Criminal Court, writes Haytham Nouri

Voters in this week’s Ethiopian elections are likely to vote for the government’s record of sustained development and economic prosperity, writes Gamal Nkrumah

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