Wednesday,19 June, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1325, (22 December 2016 - 4 January 2017)
Wednesday,19 June, 2019
Issue 1325, (22 December 2016 - 4 January 2017)

Ahram Weekly


By dismissing the chief of the Iraqi Central Bank, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki is continuing his attempts at centralising power, writes Salah Nasrawi

Simmering historical animosity between the two powers reached a boiling point over Syria this week, reports Sayed Abdel-Meguid

UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s description of events in Syria as being a “civil war” have triggered suspicions among the country’s opposition

Under Arab auspices and with US support, the Syrian opposition has decided to form a new bloc to lead the country’s transition, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Violence by ultraconservative Salafi groups may be undermining Tunisia’s democratic transition, writes Lassaad Ben Ahmad in Tunis

Reason responds to the militant Islamist militiamen’s provocative behaviour in Libya, notes Gamal Nkrumah

The Lebanese government maintains the status quo through the backing of Walid Jumblatt, while the US and its allies make plans, writes Andrew Bossone in Beirut

A load of biscuits and chocolates were intended to poison Yemen’s politics, says Nasser Arrabyee in Sanaa

With Israeli elections just around the corner, an Obama win in the US could bode ill for Netanyahu, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem

The backlash against Mahmoud Abbas is growing after he told Israeli television that he would not invoke the right of return, writes Saleh Al-Naami

Israel’s bombing of a munitions factory in Sudan last week has raised questions about the country’s intentions towards Iran, writes Ahmed Eleiba

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