Monday,27 May, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1374, (21 December 2017 - 3 January 2018)
Monday,27 May, 2019
Issue 1374, (21 December 2017 - 3 January 2018)

Ahram Weekly


Lebanese politics have been marked by a series of new alignments that have broken with traditional rivalries this year, writes Hassan Al-Qishawi in Beirut

The assassination of Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen capped a year steeped in violence, malnutrition, disease and political and military stalemate, writes Haitham Nouri

With the rising star of Russia in the region and the demise of the Islamic State group, nothing is certain about the fate of Syria as it enters an eighth year of civil war, writes Bassel

Despite a decisive victory over IS and the blocking of the secession of Kurdistan, Iraq’s future remains in doubt, writes Salah Nasrawi

Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a sour end to a mixed year for the Palestinian cause, writes Mohamed Al-Sharkawi

While some progress was made in 2017 towards a political resolution to the Libyan national crisis, by year’s end a workable agreement that would reunify the country remained elusive,

The year saw some successes — particularly in battling terrorism and preserving the territorial integrity of Arab states — but ended on a dark note, thanks to President

Gamal Nkrumah appraises highlights of the political year in Sub-Saharan Africa

Some 30 million people voted for right-wing populist parties in EU countries in recent elections. 2018 will continue to test the European project, writes Manal Lotfy

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