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Current issue | Issue 1289, (31 March - 6 April 2016)
Wednesday,24 April, 2019
Issue 1289, (31 March - 6 April 2016)

Ahram Weekly


This month saw several sets of elections in Africa, with democratising states making further progress and dictatorships becoming more entrenched, writes Haitham Nuri

Libya’s formal political sphere appears deadlocked despite the recent formation of a national accord government, writes Kamel Abdallah

Iraqi troops have made headway in the fight to liberate Mosul, but to uproot the Islamic State group from Iraq it may take more than one offensive, writes Salah Nasrawi

There are fresh indications that Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not stop at introducing a republican presidential system for Turkey, but really wants to revive the Ottoman sultanate,

Syrian regime forces, with Russian support, have retaken Palmyra and are now eyeing even more important victories, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

With the international focus now on the fight against the Islamic State, agreement on a formula for a political transition in Syria appears more and more likely, reports Camelia

Lebanon’s venerable press industry is going through what, in some cases, may turn out to be a terminal crisis, writes Hassan Qishawi in Beirut

Pakistani army and security forces have initiated a “quasi-military” campaign against militants in the Punjab region following the suicide bombing that targeted Christians

A series of arrests and rising public concern at possible copycat attacks have marked the aftermath of last week’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, writes David Tresilian in Paris

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