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Current issue | Issue 1202, (19 -25 June 2014)
Tuesday,17 October, 2017
Issue 1202, (19 -25 June 2014)

Ahram Weekly

WORLD

Some members of the Syrian opposition claim that recent ISIS victories in Iraq are not what they appear to be, Bassel Oudat reports from Damascus

Amid a flurry of diplomatic meetings, few seem to know what to expect of the crisis in Iraq, writes Dina Ezzat

The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in northern Iraq may present a new opportunity for Iran, writes Camelia Entekhabifard

Wrong footed by ISIS, the Turkish government is chided for its presumed friendship with militants, Sayed Abdel-Meguid reports from Ankara

Kurdish leaders aim to keep jihadists out of Kurdish-populated areas, not run to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s rescue, writes Harvey Morris

Erbil will likely seize the present opportunity to gain back territory lost to Saddam Hussein in the 1960s and 1980s, by agreement or perhaps by force, writes Gwynne Dyer

Libya continues to reel in political chaos ahead of parliamentary elections still scheduled for 25 June, writes Kamel Abdallah

Forcefully shutting down a mosque and television station linked to Ali Abdullah Saleh has put Yemen’s current president in open conflict with his predecessor, writes Nasser Arrabyee

Tunisian politicians have at last agreed on the country’s forthcoming legislative elections, writes Lassaad Ben Ahmed in Tunis

The African Union is offering an olive branch of Egypt’s President Al-Sisi at a time when the continent sorely needs to pool expertise on fighting terrorism, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Resolute, Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike refuse Israel’s meagre terms for a settlement, holding out for an end to all administrative detention, writes Joe Catron from Gaza

Israel is committing the most egregious crimes against Palestinian minors, writes Chandra Paul from Melbourne

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