Saturday,22 September, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1316, (20 - 26 October 2016)
Saturday,22 September, 2018
Issue 1316, (20 - 26 October 2016)

Ahram Weekly

WORLD

Operations began this week to liberate the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State forces in a remarkable display of national unity, reports Nermeen Al-Mufti from Baghdad

Iran did its best to mediate between Russia and the US in working out a ceasefire agreement in Syria ahead of the Iraqi Mosul operation, writes Camelia Entekhabifard

Saudi Arabia may have interests in Iraq, but its strategy towards its northern neighbour seems to be a risky gamble, writes Salah Nasrawi

Attempts at reaching a peace agreement on Syria in meetings in Lausanne and London this week came to naught, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Turkey’s Erdogan continues to pursue his domestic agenda of personal hegemony, with less by the week standing in his way, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

While successes are being scored against the Islamic State group in Sirte, Libya’s post-Skhirat political balance edges towards collapse, writes Kamel Abdallah

Forced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and the alleged use of chemical weapons are continuing in Sudan, according to reports by international observers, writes Haitham Nouri

A UNESCO resolution condemning Israeli violations of the Al-Aqsa Mosque has sparked outrage in Israel, which claims it denies the Jewish connection with Jerusalem. Amira Howeidy reports

The passing of Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej earlier this week is reason to reflect on the meaning of monarchies worldwide, writes Gamal Nkrumah

An anti-establishment movement has emerged in the US political system that comes from the political right as well as the left, and could presage the collapse of the traditional two-party

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