Al-Ahram Weekly - World

Algeria’s military favourite wins election

Abdelmadjid Tebboune won Algeria’s controversial presidential elections snubbed by the popular protest movement

A ‘cold peace’ on Qatar?

A ‘cold peace’ approach to the crisis that has led to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cutting their relations with Qatar could derail relations in the region

Can Japan mediate the Iran file?

Rouhani’s visit to Tokyo may signal an imminent breakthrough in negotiations between Tehran and Washington, though rapprochement will hinge on compromise on both sides

Syrian lira in free fall

The Syrian regime has been benefitting from the ongoing collapse in the value of the country’s currency

Time for Africa

When it comes to the ease of doing business and competitiveness in Africa, Mauritius and Rwanda lead by example

Analysis: Business as usual in the Gulf

Qatari Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani failed to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh this week, dampening talk of reconciliation, writes Ahmed Mostafa

Analysis: Erdogan’s Libya meddling deepens

With Libya’s Al-Sarraj facing opposition to a MoU he struck with Ankara, Turkey appears to be turning on Russia in an attempt to bolster Islamist forces in Tripoli, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Amid uprising, Iraq’s tribes gain political power

The Iraqi tribes, a major political and social force, are being drawn deeper into the protests’ unrest, writes Salah Nasrawi

Conditions for saving Lebanon

The Lebanese banking system is losing its hold and the economy is regressing. Foreign financial assistance is necessary, but at what cost, asks Hassan Al-Qishawi

Algeria votes amid protests

Five out of 23 candidates selected by a government-appointed elections committee are running today in an effort by the military-backed regime to maintain its grip on power

No end to Brexit dilemma

Despairing, disunited and distrustful, UK voters go to the polls, reports Manal Lotfy in London

Libya arms anarchy

With the illicit inflow of arms into Libya increasing, prospects for a political resolution to the Libyan conflict appear ever more remote, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Nail in the coffin of the two-state solution

Washington legitimising Israeli settlements sets the Middle East peace process back to square one, writes Mohamed Al-Sharkawy

Crackdown ahead of Algeria vote

The Algerian authorities are expanding their arrest campaign against members of the protest movement ahead of next week’s presidential elections

Syrian committee stumbles

The second round of Syria’s Constitutional Committee meetings in Geneva has broken up without agreement, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Analysis: Erdogan insults France

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has responded to French criticisms of his policies in Syria by claiming that the French president needs his 'brain death examined'

NATO in the balance

The NATO military alliance is at a crossroads as it celebrates its 70th anniversary, with its future looking less certain than ever

Sarraj’s grand treason

Two agreements inked between Libya’s Fayez Al-Sarraj and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan have elicited outrage across the Libya, writes Reda Shaaban

Analysis: Abdul-Mahdi is gone, but Iraq still on the edge

The resignation of Adil Abdul-Mahdi is a good start, but only if the system that brought him to power is also overhauled, writes Salah Nasrawi

Ethiopia’s dual path: Unity or more federalism?

In the next six months leading up to parliamentary elections, will Ethiopia move towards more federalism, or will its premier be able to unite its political and ethnic groups, asks Haitham Nouri

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