Friday,26 April, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1287, (17 - 23 March 2016)
Friday,26 April, 2019
Issue 1287, (17 - 23 March 2016)

Ahram Weekly


American sociologist Mark Juergensmeyer tells Stefan Weichert that only a political solution can defeat the Islamic State group

The assignment of the post of Arab League chief to Egypt’s former foreign minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit highlights changes in Egyptian-Saudi relations, reports Dina Ezzat

A new plan to resolve Lebanon’s garbage crisis may have a chance of success, despite facing obstacles, because it mirrors the sectarian system that is in part responsible for

Preparations are underway for Yemeni-Saudi talks as a step towards ending the war in Yemen, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Criticism of the Erdogan regime is growing after Sunday’s terror attack in Ankara, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

With the seizure of Turkey’s bestselling newspaper Zaman, Turkish democracy is falling victim to the success of the Erdogan revolution, writes Alev Yaman

As the Geneva Conference on Syria resumed this week, the sudden Russian decision to withdraw its troops has radically changed calculations on the country’s future, writes Bassel

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement this week has given rise to a wave of speculation, writes Camelia Entekhabifard in Geneva

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards is sending a message of defiance to regional foes and the United States by showcasing Tehran’s ballistic missiles capability, writes Mahan Abedin

As Iraqi Shia leader Muqtada Al-Sadr ratchets up the rhetoric, a face-off between Iraq’s Shia ruling cliques is looming large, writes Salah Nasrawi

The city of Taiz, long occupied by Houthi rebel forces, was liberated by Yemeni government forces this week, writes Ahmed Eleiba

The announcement by Angola’s José Eduardo dos Santos that he will retire from politics in 2018 raises questions about the oil-rich country’s future, writes Haytham Nuri

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