Al-Ahram Weekly - World

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.

Analysis: A crisis of opposition

Karam Said keeps up with the most recent development on the Turkish elections scene.

French redemption in Africa

France is trying hard to erase its dark colonial history in Africa, but in some countries its efforts may not be welcome.

The spread of Russia’s private military

Russian private military companies are now operating in dozens of countries around the world, often in areas of political instability and with abundant natural resources, writes Mohamed Hafez


Cracks have appeared in the relationship between the US and Israel after Israeli officials apparently backtracked on commitments made at last month’s Aqaba Conference, writes Mohamed Abu Shaar

Trump challenged in 2024 presidential race

While former US president Donald Trump remains the Republican frontrunner for the 2024 presidential elections, he could face a tough challenge from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, reports Khaled Dawoud

Growing polarisation in Tunisia

Western countries including France and the US are increasingly intervening in political life in Tunisia against a background of growing polarisation.

Israeli settlers behind West Bank escalation

As Egyptian, regional, and international efforts to stem Israeli violence against Palestinians continued into a third week, flare-ups between Palestinians and Israelis spread from Gaza to the West Bank.

Syria: Aid with strings attached

The West and the Arab countries are facilitating the flow of aid to Syria in the wake of the February earthquake, but the sanctions against the regime remain in place.

Aqaba meeting on de-escalation

A security meeting in the Jordanian city of Aqaba this week brought together Palestinian and Israeli officials in the hope of ending the violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, reports Mohamed Abu Shaar

The Muscat intersection

By opening its airspace to Israeli flights, hosting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, and mediating between Tehran and Washington all at the same time, Oman is the meeting point for the region’s adversaries, writes Ahmed Mustafa

The Nigerian predicament

Nigeria’s delayed election results reflect an ailing political and economic landscape.

Analysis: Twenty years on, Iraq unhealed

Ripple effects from the US-led invasion of Iraq continue to take heavy toll.

The US confronts China

US officials have maintained their open confrontation with China by coming up with intelligence claiming that Beijing is considering providing weapons to Russia.

Al-Qaeda card

Al-Qaeda-Iran links are not new, but the US accusing Iran of hosting an Al-Qaeda leader may be another bargaining chip in the new nuclear deal.

No road to peace in Ukraine

One year after the start of Russia’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine, Moscow has announced that it will be pulling out of the New START nuclear treaty with the US, reports Manal Lotfy in London.

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