Al-Ahram Weekly - World

Yemen’s ‘repositioning’

A Saudi-sponsored deal in Yemen may pave the way to a political solution to the conflict in the country

Analysis: After the death of Al-Baghdadi

While Islamic State group affiliates remain in number, their cohesion is likely to significantly weaken with the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, writes Ahmed Kamel Al-Beheiri

Analysis: Lebanon at a crossroads

What are the prospects of Lebanon’s protests, asks Hassan Al-Qishawi

Will Algeria’s presidential vote proceed?

Candidates have registered for next month’s presidential election in defiance of the protest movement. Amira Howeidy reports

Will Iraq's parliament follow through?

As Iraq continues to shake under protests, the government has moved to cut elite benefits and privileges. But does the move have force of law, and will it satisfy protesters, asks Nadine Khalil

Analysis: What if Iraq’s uprising fails?

The protests in Iraq may be difficult to sustain, but the movement is already undermining the country’s sectarian order, writes Salah Nasrawi

Lebanon in turmoil

Nationwide demonstrations continue in Lebanon, and there is no end in sight, reports Hassan Al-Qishawi

The roots of Lebanon’s crisis

Vociferous protests in Lebanon may target the denominational system, but it’s really corruption that needs to be rectified, writes Hassan Al-Qishawi

Gulf muted on Lebanon

Gulf countries, routinely strident on preserving the state in the face of popular protests, are noticeably circumspect on Lebanon’s mass demonstrations, writes Ahmed Mustafa

Iraq’s protest exposed Iran’s tightened grip

Why Iran sees anti-corruption protests in Iraq as a threat to its influence in the neighbouring country, writes Salah Nasrawi

Roadmap to Sudan’s revival 

If successful, negotiations between the Sudanese government and armed movements will put Khartoum on the right political and economic path, writes Haitham Nouri

Slow-cooked or raw Brexit?

Rushing his EU exit deal legislation through in 72 hours could backfire on Boris Johnson, writes Manal Lotfy

Embraced by the mountains: Not Arab, not Persian, not Turk, but Kurdish

Who are the Kurds? Nora Koloyan-Keuhnelian has the answer

Humanitarian tragedy in northern Syria

With over 200,000 Syrians displaced by the current Turkish military operation in northern Syria, another humanitarian catastrophe is in the making, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Libya in Berlin

Seemingly delayed by complexities in preparations, the planned Berlin conference on Libya may result in nothing if one half of a divided Libya is excluded, writes Kamel Abdallah

Who turned Iraqi protests violent?

Iraq’s government and judiciary will investigate the circumstances that led to 108 deaths in recent protests, with eyewitnesses reporting an influx of unknown provocateurs that unleashed chaos, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti

Prizes and predicaments

Ethiopia is carrying a mixed bag of challenges and achievements. Among the latter is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to premier Abiy Ahmed, writes Haitham Nouri

Hong Kong face-off

Hong Kong protesters are holding tight to their masks in the face of a government determined to quell escalating dissent, reports Haitham Nouri

Iraq sliding into chaos

Despite measures designed to calm the current round of protests in Iraq, there are dangers of the demonstrations spreading and becoming more politicised, writes Ahmed Mustafa

Containing Iraq’s street movement

The Iraqi government seems to be making concessions to the protesters in southern Iraq amid criticisms from some of the country’s key political forces, writes Bassem Aly

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