Al-Ahram Weekly - World

Analysis: US attacks in Syria

The military escalation between US forces and Iran-backed militias in Syria coincides with news of Saudi-Syrian reconciliation and adds to speculation about waning US influence in the region.

Kamala in Africa

Karam Said assesses US Vice President Kamala Harris’ Africa tour

INTERVIEW: Palestine’s transitional moment

Palestine expert Khaled Elgindy speaks to Al-Ahram Weekly on the present transformative moment for the Palestinians in which the resurgence of new resistance groups is gaining momentum.

Resuming Syrian-Arab relations?

The Syrian government will have to comply with various measures if it wants to normalise the country’s ties with the Arab states.

The plot thickens

Israel has entered its most serious and delicate political phase in decades, after Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu decided on Sunday to dismiss fellow party member and Minister of Defence Yoav Gallant.

French pensions protests continue

As the protests over reforms to the country’s pensions system continue, the French capital has been looking less and less like it does on television

Analysis: Libya and the Western powers

The Western powers are trying to steer Libya towards elections against a background of important differences among Libyan stakeholders and participants in the UN process.

Putin’s endgame?

The International Criminal Court arrest warrant against Putin may never be implemented, writes Manal Lotfy, but it is not symbolic.

Iraq: Twenty years after the invasion

The fortunes of Saadoun Street in Baghdad serve as an indicator of the history of Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti in Baghdad.

European concerns on Tunisia

The European countries do not want to see their ties with Tunisia damaged for strategic reasons, even if they have also been sending mixed messages on political reforms and human rights, writes Karam Said

Turbo-charged diplomacy

Iran is accelerating its efforts at reconciliation with its Arab neighbours in the Gulf, reports Ahmed Mustafa

Israeli assassinations continue

Israel is continuing its campaign of assassinations of Palestinian activists in the West Bank despite the danger of growing escalation, writes Mohamed Abu Shaar

The Syrian angle

Syria is at the heart of China’s moves, writes Bassel Oudat from Damascus.

Game changers

Manal Lotfy wonders whether the Beijing-brokered rapprochement between Riyadh and Tehran will bring an end to American hegemony in the Middle East.

Geopolitical tremors in the Middle East

The announcement of a Beijing-brokered deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran to restore their diplomatic relations has set off geopolitical reactions across the region and beyond.

Analysis: The Iran-Saudi deal is actually about China

Iran-Saudi thawing means less regional tension, but big uncertainty clouds over a successful reset,.

From Beijing to Yemen

The Saudi Arabia-Iran agreement to resume diplomatic relations has renewed hopes for a settlement to the Yemeni conflict, reports Ahmed Eleiba

The Saudi shift to the east

The deal between Riyadh and Tehran might be a symbolic breakthrough, but does it really mean the end of America’s moment in the Middle East, asks Ahmed Mustafa

Nuclear reset

Did Iran use Rafael Grossi’s visit to Tehran to avert escalation, or was this nuclear deal business as usual?

Towards a breakthrough in Yemen?

A breakthrough may be in sight in the truce negotiations in Yemen as talks between Saudi Arabia and the Yemeni Houthi Movement continue.

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