Al-Ahram Weekly - World

Iran’s ‘feminist revolution’

The visit by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to New York this month will test his ability to change the narrative on the protests in the country, writes Manal Lotfy

This normalisation is different

The primary goal of a potential Saudi-US-Israeli deal is not peace. It’s coping with a changing Middle East, writes Salah Nasrawi

Algeria and Morocco: Friends in need

Natural disasters can bring countries at odds with each other closer together, as has been the case between Algeria and Morocco in the wake of last week’s earthquake.

Timeline: Morocco’s history of earthquakes

An earthquake of devastating proportions struck Morocco last week, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

We are the world

Countries across the world have been offering their assistance to Morocco in the wake of last week’s earthquake.

Morocco and Libya: Natural shocks

Morocco and Libya are still counting the dead after the quake and storm shook the two African nations.

Yemen: Forgotten for now

The international community appears to have abandoned Yemen, where millions are on the verge of starvation.

Of coups and terrorism

Al Ahram Weekly takes stock of the terrorism that has followed on the heels of political transformation in West Africa

Economic bust

Last week’s earthquake south of the Moroccan city of Marrakesh could deal a devastating blow to the country’s economy, writes Kamel Abdallah

Floods cause disaster in Libya

Libya is asking for international assistance in the wake of Storm Daniel that has left thousands dead or missing in the east of the country

Analysis: Turkey tightens its squeeze on Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is piling up the pressure on Iraq even as he enters a new era of reaching out to the country’s neighbours.

Kirkuk the powder keg

Demonstrations in the oil-rich Iraqi province of Kirkuk led to the deaths of four people this week, raising fears of further violence in the region, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti in Baghdad.

Normalisation restarted

With the opening of an embassy in Manama, the hosting of a Moroccan senior official, and the planned prime minister’s visit to the UAE, Israel is seeking to revive normalisation with Arab nations across the region.

Embers under the ashes

Last week’s violent clashes between Arab tribes and Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria bear witness to the mosaic of competing interests in the region.

Berri’s call for dialogue

Hopes for a Lebanese president have been renewed.

Israel threatens assassinations

Israel has stepped up threats to liquidate leaders of armed Palestinian factions.

Coup in Gabon

Last week’s military coup in the West African state of Gabon is part of a series of anti-Western developments that opens the door further to the non-Western powers, writes Karam Said

The Chinese in Saudi

Riyadh will choose a contractor to build its nuclear power station by the end of this year, What if that turns out to be a Chinese company?

Who’s next in the new world order?

Fuelling the rivalry between India and China aids the US strategy to put pressure on China and weakens the rising BRICS group as a potential competitor on the global stage.

Niger to expel French ambassador

Niger’s insistence on expelling the French ambassador may pose substantial threats to the West African country as well as its neighbours.

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