Monday,27 May, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1326, (5-11 January 2017)
Monday,27 May, 2019
Issue 1326, (5-11 January 2017)

Ahram Weekly


Iran has benefitted from the end of the sanctions against the country as a result of the nuclear deal with the West. But there are clouds on the horizon, writes Camelia Entekhabifard

The death of Jerusalem’s Archbishop Hilarion Capucci is a reminder of the long history of armed Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation, writes Amira Howeidy

Militant attacks in the Gulf have thus far been rare, but the rollback of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and economic and social issues point to an uncertain future, writes Mona Alami

Misleading statements by British ministers have been providing cover for the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen, writes Peter Oborne

The New Year’s Eve terrorist attack in Istanbul appears unlikely to be the last as Turkey’s woes continue under Erdogan, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Last week’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the US by the Obama administration and President-elect Donald Trump’s reaction to it has opened up quite a Pandora’s Box, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Could Lebanon become a haven of peace in the Middle East despite the conflicts raging on around it, asks Hassan Al-Qishawi in Beirut

Libya continues to roil in political and military conflict ahead of fresh attempts to rescue the Skhirat Libyan Political Accord, writes Kamel Abdallah

Prediction by the US top general in Iraq that liberating Mosul from IS will take two years has raised questions on who is in charge of the war, writes Salah Nasrawi

An agreement between the regime and opposition is in the offing. But could it hold, asks Haitham Nouri

Only non-violent resistance by the Palestinians to their prolonged ordeal and transnational civil society activism can exert positive change on the status quo in Palestine, writes Richard Falk

The recent UN Security Council resolution admonishing Israel’s settlement activities is proof that absent US/Israeli intimidation, the world supports the Palestinian cause, writes Ramzy Baroud

US President-elect Donald Trump will be serving neither US nor Israeli interests should he continue to support Israeli colonisation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, writes Emad Awwad

This year is gearing up to be defining not only in the Middle East region, but in the EU, the US and around the world, writes Manal Lotfi

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