Al-Ahram Weekly

Open for business

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi is promoting Egypt as an attractive hub for foreign investment, writes Dina Ezzat

Open for business

No news of the kidnapped

Despite efforts to free them, 20 Egyptian Christians continue to be held hostage in Libya, reports Doaa El-Bey

No news of the kidnapped

Elusive consensus

The heads of 20 political parties are in the process of forging a national electoral list, writes Gamal Essam El-Din

Elusive consensus

Little to celebrate

The fourth anniversary of the 25 January revolution is being marked by an escalation in terrorist attacks, writes Khaled Dawoud

Little to celebrate

Promoting Egypt

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi is presenting Egypt’s investment case to the international community in advance of the March conference, reports Sherine Abdel-Razek

Promoting Egypt

After Charlie Hebdo

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings, there are signs of increasing Islamophobia in Europe, writes David Tresilian in Paris

After Charlie Hebdo

Is Obama’s strategy failing?

The collapse of the US-led coalition against Islamic State forces in Iraq could only be a matter of time, writes Salah Nasrawi

Is Obama’s strategy failing?
EGYPT Making his point

Making his point

Reem Leila reads between the lines of statements delivered  this week by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi

Salafists marginalised

Salafists marginalised

The Nour Party is as isolated as ever in the run-up to parliamentary elections, writes Amany Maged

‘Nothing to hide’

‘Nothing to hide’

Officials have condemned a European Parliament report that criticises Egypt’s rights record, reports Ahmed Morsy

ECONOMY De facto devaluation

De facto devaluation

The value of the Egyptian pound against the US dollar is falling, writes Niveen Wahish

WORLD Europe’s fear of Islam

Europe’s fear of Islam

A fatal error is being made as European politicians and movements like Pegida turn against the continent’s Muslims, writes John Keane

Playing for time

Playing for time

Russia’s proposal to host talks on the Syrian crisis in Moscow is going nowhere, despite its use of threats, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

INTERNATIONAL Erdogan and the spread of terror

Erdogan and the spread of terror

Turkey has sided with the Islamic State group, to the ire of Washington, but Erdogan may not be immune to terrorist attacks staged by takfiri militants, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

High stakes for Libya in Geneva

High stakes for Libya in Geneva

Talks in Geneva between rival Libyan factions could lead to the emergence of General Haftar as the new national strongman, writes Kamel Abdallah

SPORTS Mission accomplished

Mission accomplished

Egyptian mountaineer Omar Samra has successfully raised the Egyptian flag at the South Pole, telling Ghada Abdel-Kader about his latest adventure

LIVING The world’s biggest koshari

The world’s biggest koshari

Egypt has won a Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest plate of the national dish of koshari, reports Salonaz Sami

opinion

Does a French Muslim ‘community’ really exist?

France’s Muslim community is a diverse group with broad ethnic origins and beliefs, writes Nadia Henni-Moulaï

opinion

Four ways the West got the Iran nuclear issue wrong

After denying Iran’s nuclear rights, the US, aided by a compliant media, then used suspect intelligence to build a false picture of its nuclear programme, writes Gareth Porter

opinion

Fill in the blank: ‘We are all ____’

Terrorism is not terrorism when a much more serious attack is carried out by those who are righteous by virtue of their power, writes Noam Chomsky

opinion

No ‘Happy New Year’ in Gaza

The continuing Israeli blockade and siege of Gaza means that for many Palestinians there can be no genuinely happy new year, writes Ghada Ageel

opinion

Presidential trials and the rule of law

Despite widespread disappointment with the acquittal of Hosni Mubarak, it remains a victory for the principle of the rule of law, writes Azmi Ashour

opinion

An unprecedented summit

The upcoming Washington summit on fighting terrorism and extremism is an opportunity for Arab and Muslim countries to speak with one voice against the equation of terrorism with Islam, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

On the murders at Charlie Hebdo

Many have called on Islam to re-examine its precepts following the Paris attacks, but simple murderers cannot be understood to represent the religion, writes James Zogby

opinion

Readying for US elections

With two years to go before the end of the Obama presidency, the ground is heating up for the next US presidential contest, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

Victims

The Charlie Hebdo attack was soon hijacked by Zionists to fit their agenda, not surprising, perhaps, but galling all the same, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

Orientalism and terrorism

In the wake of the Paris attacks, old stereotypes about Islam are resurfacing, writes Ammar Ali Hassan

culture

Our lady of the screen

Hani Mustafa Obituary: Faten Hamama (1931-2015)

Hamlet without tears

The Globe Theatre’s touring production of Hamlet, directed by Dominic Dromgoole, stopped in Alexandria for one night. Nehad Selaiha was there.

In search of Arab France

A new book takes readers back to the early nineteenth-century origins of Arab France, writes David Tresilian

Heritage
All change at the Valley Temple

All change at the Valley Temple

A garden and a brick structure uncovered at the Dahshour Necropolis have changed views of the functions of a pyramid complex, writes Nevine El-Aref

features

E for empowerment

An innovative project is coaching girls and women in Upper Egypt on how to enter the workforce, reports Mai Samih