Al-Ahram Weekly

In search of regional consensus

Cairo is determined to upgrade cooperation with Moscow, Dina Ezzat reports

In search of regional consensus

Republican praise for Al-Sisi

Republican Party candidates in the 2016 US presidential elections have heaped praise on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, seemingly to the chagrin of the US liberal media, writes Gamal Essam El-Din

Mystery abduction

Claims that Egyptian intelligence was behind the kidnapping of four Palestinians in Sinai are groundless, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Mystery abduction

Lady of the party quits

Amid infighting, Al-Dostour Party chairman resigns, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky

Lady of the party quits

Security strategies

Despite two terrorist attacks in less than a week, experts say the security forces are doing a good job. Ahmed Morsy reports

Security strategies

Abbas resigns: Political move, or preparing succession?

Following the resignation of Mahmoud Abbas as PLO chairman, the Palestinian arena is awash with speculation on the move, and what will come next, writes Ahmed Al-Sayed in Gaza

Abbas resigns: Political move,  or preparing  succession?

Lebanon’s youth take on sectarian system

Ostensibly protesting against garbage, Lebanon’s youth is taking aim at the sectarian system as a whole. It may prove, nonetheless, an implacable adversary, writes Hassan Al-Qishawi

Lebanon’s youth take on sectarian system

Can Al-Sistani save Iraq?

Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani helped put the Iraqi Shia in power, but can he save Iraq from the scourge that has besmirched their leaders, asks Salah Nasrawi

Can Al-Sistani save Iraq?
EGYPT A boycott of meat?

A boycott of meat?

Calls to boycott meat seem to have reached everywhere in Egypt, reports Ahmed Kotb

Political parties in disarray

Days ahead of the announcement of the dates of parliamentary elections, secular parties are in danger of falling apart. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Campaigning against Islamists

Campaigning against Islamists

The campaign targeting Islamist parties could backfire, writes Amany Maged

Policemen back to work

Policemen back to work

Policemen called off their strike in Sharqiya after reaching an agreement with the Interior Ministry, reports Ahmed Morsy

ECONOMY Reaching out for the Russians

Reaching out for the Russians

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi made an official visit to Russia this week to boost strategic ties and economic cooperation, reports Mona El-Fiqi

Changes in Iran

Changes in Iran

The Iran nuclear deal will help end three decades of tension with the West and pave the way to a new phase in the global oil market with major ramifications for the Middle East region, writes Omar El-Shenety

WORLD Syria’s impasse

Syria’s impasse

The crisis in Syria has been a bonanza for global jihadists, a political opportunity for Tehran and Moscow, and a curse for ordinary people with still no end in sight, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Yemen: The hard last mile

Yemen: The hard last mile

A push to Sanaa appears now an operational goal as the coalition’s successes in the south push a political solution to the Yemen crisis off the table. Nonetheless, it is unlikely to be smooth sailing, writes Hossam Radman

Power divisions plague Libya

Power divisions plague Libya

The UN-sponsored Libyan national dialogue is due to resume, but the chances of it leading to a consensus government ahead of October appear slim as on-the-ground political tussles escalate, writesKamel Abdallah

 

Zimbabwe’s ‘Amazing Grace’

Zimbabwe’s ‘Amazing Grace’

Long-serving African presidents are known for putting their sons in power, but now Zimbabwe may be trying something different, reports Haytham Nouri

The curious case of the Bangkok bomber

The curious case of the Bangkok bomber

Why are the Thai authorities insisting that the Bangkok bomber, responsible for last week’s bombing in Bangkok, is a foreigner, asks Gamal Nkrumah

SPORTS Titanic clash

Titanic clash

The disputed signing of a player put Egypt’s two most popular football clubs on a collision course. Inas Mazhar reports

LIVING Running for humanity

Running for humanity

Cairo Runners organised an event last week in support of UN calls to raise awareness of our shared humanity, reports Omneya Yousry

opinion

A new radio service for a new capital

In momentous times, the spoken word can often better express the ambitions and psyche of the nation than the fleeting image, writes Samir Sobhi

opinion

US-Egyptian strategic dialogue

The resumption of strategic dialogue between Washington and Cairo may not end the former’s criticisms, but does indicate the depth of shared interests, writes Amr Abdel-Atti

opinion

Light at the end of the tunnel

The success of regional air support, combined with local ground forces, has broken the hold of meddling powers in Yemen, and could be a model to follow in other crises, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

New game in the Middle East

World powers appear keen to see a negotiated solution to the Syria crisis. But will they follow through, asks Hussein Haridy

opinion

After the last world war

Even amid the largest upsets on the geopolitical chessboard, individual leaders have the power to make a difference, writes Al-Sayed Amin Shalaby

culture

The viewer’s eye

Rania Khallaf enjoyed a century’s worth of art

The unique project of Gamal Al-Ghitany

News that Gamal Al-Ghitany, Egypt and the Arab world’s leading contemporary novelist, is ill in hospital has drawn renewed attention to the work of this major cultural figure, writes Nabil Abdel-Fattah

Action for Culture

Ati Metwaly quizzes Basma El-Husseiny, the founder of the now Beirut-based Cultural Resource, on the history of independent culture and the reason behind the organisation suspending activities in Egypt

Heritage
Palace restoration planned

Palace restoration planned

Repair work will soon be carried out at the Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace in Shubra Al-Kheima, which was damaged in a recent bomb attack, reports Nevine El-Aref

Saving Sekhemka

Saving Sekhemka

A Fifth-Dynasty statue of the ancient Egyptian scribe Sekhemka is in legal limbo as efforts continue in the UK to prevent its sale to a private collector, wonders Nevine El-Aref

features

Art, glass and politics

Mai Samih attends a mosaics workshop dedicated to the New Suez Canal at the Russian Cultural Centre in Cairo