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Current issue | Issue 1279, (21 - 27 January 2016)
Sunday,24 February, 2019
Issue 1279, (21 - 27 January 2016)

Ahram Weekly


As Iraq plunges deeper into chaos, Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani is seeking to market Kurdistan’s independence in Washington, writes Salah Nasrawi

Turkey’s clampdown on media freedom is widening to include academics and even callers to talk shows, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

The Russians are trying to control the course of future talks on the Syrian crisis, either by naming participants or reinterpreting UN resolutions, reports Bassel Oudat in Damascus

A recent speech by Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem has raised again the fate of the Palestinian Authority, reports Ahmed Al-Sayed in Gaza

The recent Islamist terrorist attacks in Indonesia and Burkina Faso present a major challenge to Muslim-majority secular nations, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Speaking to Ahmed Eleiba, Yemeni political analyst and journalist Abdel-Aziz Al-Majidi argues from Taiz that a military solution is the best option for Yemen and for the region

The Sudanese government is engaging various opposition groups in talks. But experts are sceptical, reports Haytham Nuri

Iran will push hard to capitalise on the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions, but will face resistance from regional and international powers, writes Mohamed Abbas Nagi

A huge amount of tension has been released as a result of the Iranian nuclear deal, but Iran’s relations with the US are unlikely to improve markedly in the short term, writes

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