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Current issue | Issue 1196, (8-14 May 2014)
Wednesday,18 October, 2017
Issue 1196, (8-14 May 2014)

Ahram Weekly

WORLD

Amid the political fallout of inter-Palestinian reconciliation, some Israeli figures suggest negotiations with Hamas could be possible. Others see these as empty words, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Will Israel ever reach South Africa’s de Klerk moment, asks Iqbal Jassat in Johannesburg

Myriad are the ways the Israeli occupation wreaks havoc on the lives of Palestinians, writes Tamar Fleishman from Ramallah

A new video of dead soldiers is evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. So why has it not been reported by the Western media, asks Jeremy Salt

Running for office in a country that has just started its fourth year of civil war is not untypical of the Syrian president, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Controversy has greeted the appointment of Libya’s new prime minister, who now has fifteen days to form a government, writes Kamel Abdallah

A new elections law has scheduled Tunisia’s parliamentary and presidential elections for the end of this year, writes Lasaad Ben Ahmad in Tunis

One church leader is pointing the finger at the West to explain the disappearance of Iraq’s Christians, writes Salah Nasrawi

While Al-Maliki appears to have consolidated his grip on Iraq following elections, ordinary Iraqis find more resemblance to reality in fiction than in political life, writes Nermeen

With the deaths of dozens of pro-Russians in a furnace-like trade union Armageddon, options for containing the Ukrainian crisis are fast narrowing, reckons Gamal Nkrumah

A pact between President Kiir and ex-vice president Machar of South Sudan is long overdue. Now is the time to forge it from the fire, writes Gamal Nkrumah.

Militant Islamist terrorism has once again reared its ugly head in Nigeria abducting 276 schoolgirls and threatening to sell them as slaves, writes Gamal Nkrumah

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