Overcoming inequality

Boosting shared prosperity is the best way of reducing global inequality, writes Jim Yong Kim*

Overcoming inequality

It’s war in Sinai

Last week’s bloody attacks in Sinai prompt a review of security strategy, writes Ahmed Eleiba

It’s war in Sinai

Rallying behind the state

As scores of activists are sent to prison the government takes yet more measures to curb what remains of dissent. Amira Howeidy reports

Rallying behind the state

The Tunisian choice

Tunisian voters went to the polls at the weekend in the country’s first parliamentary elections since the 2011 Revolution, with the secular Nidaa Tounes Party outperforming the Islamist Ennahda Movement in what has been seen as a telling victory, writes Karem Yehia in Tunis

The Tunisian choice

Prevailing haze

Question marks overhang the situation in Libya, though one thing has become clear in recent days: the Tobruk parliament supports renegade General Haftar’s anti-Islamist campaign, writes Kamel Abdallah

Prevailing haze

IS opens doors to the Kurds

The war against IS has deepened the gap between Arabs and Kurds in Iraq and created new opportunities for Kurdish independence, writes Salah Nasrawi

IS opens doors to the Kurds
EGYPT Fairer representation

Fairer representation

Moves are afoot to ensure the new electoral district law is supported by forces from across the political spectrum. Gamal Essam El-Din writes

Empty gestures

Empty gestures

What lay behind last week’s attack on the empty Egyptian embassy in Tripoli. Doaa El-Bey reports

The Hijaz connection

The Hijaz connection

Saudi Arabia is the 46th Cairo International Book Fair’s guest of honour, reports Nevine El-Aref

Streets clear of peddlers

Streets clear of peddlers

Mai Samih listens to government plans to move Cairo’s street peddlers

Targeting campus protests

Targeting campus protests

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi amends the law regulating Al-Azhar University to allow students and staff members to be dismissed for acts that impede the educational process. Reem Leila reports

ECONOMY Fertilisers edging up

Fertilisers edging up

Increasing fertiliser prices is unlikely to end the woes of state-owned producers, reports Hayat Hussein

 

WORLD Averting a northern dilemma

Averting a northern dilemma

After days of fierce fighting, the Lebanese army makes gains in Tripoli against armed militants, though the battle is far from over, writes Hassan Al-Qishawi from Beirut

Action  in the south

Action in the south

The fighting in northern Syria may be catching the world’s headlines, but military changes in the south of the country have been just as dramatic, reports Bassel Oudat from Damascus

Brazil’s ghosts and monsters

Brazil’s ghosts and monsters

Verbal jabs were followed by reconciliation as Brazil ended talk over Rousseff’s grip on power, writes Gamal Nkrumah

SPORTS Submarine man

Submarine man

An Egyptian breaks the world record for the deepest scuba dive. Ghada Abdel-Kader talks to the latest member of Guinness 

LIVING Go pink

Go pink

October is breast-cancer awareness month worldwide, reminding women of this important threat to their health, writes Ameera Fouad

opinion

Religious intolerance imperils Islam

Like all the Abrahamic religions, Islam is founded on tolerance. So why are droves of Islamic militants able to practise such brutality, asks Ahmed Naguib Roushdy

opinion

Reviving the national press

For too long Egypt’s national press has been a drain on the state. It is time to bring it back to financial equilibrium and economic health, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

Saving our press

For the national press to survive, some publications will have to go, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

Our new war on terror

The events of last Friday shocked Egyptians, but won’t dent the resolve of authorities or the people, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

Egypt’s regional return

Just as under Nasser in the 1950s, Egypt’s recent decisions, both economic and military, presage a new era with great potential, writes Maan Bashour

opinion

Elusive Arab stability

Tensions in the Arab region are not always identity-based, but often derive from the political economy of the modern Arab state itself, writes Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh

culture

Musica aeterna

Ati Metwaly delights in the way Marcel Khalife has continued to reinvent himself

From Nile to Liffey

Bahaa Abdel-Megid, Temple Bar, Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2014. Reviewed by Gamal Nkrumah

Screen odysseys

Hani Mustafa reports from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014

Unusual suspects

In the buildup to the 36th Cairo International Film Festival (9-18 November), Al Ahram Weekly dips into some of the highlights on offer. Compiled by Soha Hesham  

Heritage
Slandering Tutankhamun?

Slandering Tutankhamun?

The results of a virtual autopsy on the mummy of the boy king Tutankhamun have triggered the anger of Egyptian Egyptologists, writes Nevine El-Aref

features

Theatre dilemmas

After six years of restoration and controversy, the National Theatre is due to re-open to the public in November, writes Nevine El-Aref

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey