Land of the future|
The better to prepare Egypt for the coming millennium, work continues around the clock on the huge desert reclamation project at Toshka in the south-west of the country. --read on--
Ending the stand-off
Kofi Annan is drafting a document which could pave the way for the suspension of UN sanctions on Libya
'The little strength we have'
Malaysia's outspoken Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed told Dina Ezzat that for the South, greater togetherness is the only way to avoid further marginalisation
With the dust barely settled on his father's grave, last week King Abdullah was confronted with the one issue he almost certainly would have preferred to have stayed buried, at least during the opening months of his reign. Graham Usher writes
Israel at war
over its 'Jewish character'
Tension between Israel's secular and religious camps rose this week as tens of thousands of ultra-orthodox Jews took to the streets. Khaled Amayreh reports from Jerusalem
Fayza Hassan and photographer Randa Shaath go back to nature
Illegitimate, illegal or just ill-advised?
Urfi or unofficial marriages should comply with Shari'a, but in many cases they do not. The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar has called upon the government to penalise such marriages, which, he says, are dangerous to women. Gihan Shahine wonders whether the proposed ban is legally feasible