Al-Ahram Weekly - World

Lessons of regional conflicts

The regional conflicts of today too often echo those of yesterday, with the same pattern of hopes of democratic change unravelling and a renewed recourse to the gun, writes Ahmed Eleiba

No clear win for Labour

The UK Labour Party performed well in last week’s local elections, but the severe defeat suffered by the ruling Conservatives also benefited other smaller parties, writes Ahmed Mustafa

Libya’s latest Mediterranean inroad

According to the website Africa Intelligence this week, Paris is to hold a security summit on Libya in the next few days — to include military and security leaders — in the hope of restoring France’s eroded security influence in Libya and Africa.

Arduous journeys of Sudanese evacuees

Sudanese refugees in Egypt tell how they escaped from the violence in Sudan

Palestinian prisoners in danger

One of several Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who had reached a critical condition as a result of their continued hunger strike has died

Sudan and the global powers

There are growing concerns that the global powers will meddle further in the conflict in Sudan in order to serve their own geopolitical and economic interests.

Fading Tory lustre

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faces his first major electoral test just two weeks after losing his deputy

Conflict continues in Sudan

Neither the Sudanese Armed Forces nor the Rapid Support Forces seem ready to return to the negotiating table to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Sudan, writes Asmaa El-Husseini

What Turkey’s elections mean to its neighbours

All eyes are on how the outcome of next month’s crucial elections in Turkey could reshape the regional order.

Tensions rise in Tunisia

Tensions have been rising in Tunisia following last week’s arrest of Islamist Ennahda Movement leader Rached Al-Ghannouchi, writes Karam Said

Moscow hosts normalisation meetings

Russia has hosted meetings between representatives of Turkey, Syria, and Iran in Moscow with a view to normalising relations and countering Western influence in the region, writes Karam Said

Playing with fire

There are no guarantees that containment diplomacy will win out in Palestine given continued Israeli provocation

The message behind the missiles

Mohamed Al-Qazzaz seeks the help of Lebanese analysts to decipher the messages behind the recent missile attack from South Lebanon on Israel

A trigger for escalation

Hundreds of Israeli settlers continued with their assaults on the Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards as part of their celebration of Jewish Passover, which this year coincided with the holy month of Ramadan, reports Mohamed Abu Shaar

More than buying time

Manal Lotfy discusses the potential rewards of the Saudi-Iranian deal

Yemen breakthrough expected

Ahmed Eleiba sounds an optimistic note

Lebanese impacts of Saudi-Iranian agreement

Last month’s agreement to restore diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran could have important repercussions for Lebanon

Sudan: Anticipating a deal

While leading Sudanese figures remain at loggerheads, the people’s eyes are now fixed on the agreement meant to settle the political crisis.

Israel’s war in Syria

Israel has been stepping up its strikes on Iranian military targets in Syria, with further attacks taking place from the Occupied Syrian Golan this week.

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