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Lessons unlearned
As I followed recent Security Council meetings, another, much earlier, meeting kept springing to mind. It lasted three hours and took place in May 1967 on Egypt's Mediterranean coast at El-Alamein...
By Mohamed Hassanein Heikal

A world united against war
Ayman El-Amir believes that the way in which the US has handled the Iraq issue has severely weakened the very foundations of the United Nations

'Up against chaos'
On the eve of an almost certain US military invasion of Iraq, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa spoke to Dina Ezzat about Arab efforts to stop the war

Toppling the tyrant
US President George W Bush defied the whole world and declared war against Iraq, Khaled Dawoud reports from Washington

Between tyranny and occupation
Saddam must go and the US should follow him out, a prominent Iraqi Shi'a figure told Omayma Abdel-Latif in a recent interview

Europe divided
The war council in the Azores irreparably damaged European unity. In its wake, anti-war and pro-war states traded insults and pursued conflicting agendas, writes Gamal Nkrumah

The morning after
Only hours away from an imminent military onslaught on Iraq, the question remains: who will rule after Saddam? Omayma Abdel-Latif reports

Baghdad vertigo
Tarek Hassan witnesses the last days of the Iraqi capital under Saddam Hussein

Once upon a war
Sinan Antoon remembers the bombing of Baghdad in 1991 and salutes the millions protesting the imminent war on Iraq

On equality
Sayyid Ali Al-Ridha argues that this month's Shi'a conference in Tehran should not be seen as a sectarian attempt to usurp the rights of Iraq's minorities

In the trenches
Can the anti-war movement survive the outbreak of war? Nyier Abdou finds activists smoothly shifting gears

US Vice-President Dick Cheney, in a telephone interview with Ibrahim Nafie, board chairman and editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram, denied that the US has targeted other Arab states for "regime change"... --caption--

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