Friday,26 April, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1135, 14 - 20 February
Friday,26 April, 2019
Issue 1135, 14 - 20 February

Ahram Weekly


The head of the Syrian National Coalition has put forward a personal initiative for dialogue with the regime, raising questions as to his reasons for doing so, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

In the wake of the assassination of political activist Shokri Belaid, Tunisia faces its toughest test yet, asserts Gamal Nkrumah

Palestinian reconciliation efforts, which seemed so close to resolution, have seemingly crashed, with past agreements back on the table for negotiation, writes Saleh Al-Naami

The uprising by Iraq’s Sunni minority is coming as a major challenge to newfound Shia rule, writes Salah Nasrawi

According to growing numbers of political activists, Egypt and Tunisia’s ruling Islamist governments are not respecting the goals of the Arab Spring revolutions, reports Reem Leila

Tunisia has been hit by political assassination and the potential end of the troika experiment in government, writes Lassaad Ben Ahmed in Tunis

Is international reluctance to put an end to the conflict in Syria the result of a conspiracy against the revolution, as the opposition claims, or is it due to conflicts of interest

Lebanese politicians are fielding proposals to revise the voting system while the date for legislative elections remains uncertain, writes Andrew Bossone from Beirut

As Israel continues to mete out collective punishments in the occupied territories, Palestinians continue to resist, writes Tamar Fleishman from Qalandiya

Yemen is trying to stem the flow of its terrorists into Syria via Turkey, reports Nasser Arrabyee

Gamal Nkrumah notes that Darfur finds there is a catch after the ceasefire euphoria, and Khartoum’s gambit sets the stage for reshaping the Sudanese political landscape

Will this year see the resumption of peace process negotiations? Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank checks the Palestinian mood

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