A day in the peace process
All day Sunday, Cairo was the centre of the peace process. Nevine Khalil reports
CELEBRATING Republican Guard Day on Monday, President Hosni Mubarak visited the elite force's headquarters where he viewed a military parade and inaugurated a number of new facilities. Mubarak was taken on a guided tour by Major-General Hamdi Wahiba, commander of the Republican Guard.
The president also met with top brass, discussing foreign and domestic issues, and was presented with a souvenir at a ceremony attended by Defence Minister Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces Lieutenant-General Magdi Hatata.
The improvement in Egyptian-Iranian relations, gradual since Khatami came to power, is set to move into the fast lane. Dina Ezzat, in Kuala Lumpur for the OIC conference, andAzadeh Moaveni, in Tehran, look at both sides of the narrowing divide
Bridges over troubled waters
Laying the demons to rest
Corrupt MPs suffer court fury
Dubbed by one observer "the case of the century", the three-year long trial of 31 businessmen, banking officials and MPs on corruption charges ended this week. The full weight of judicial wrath was brought down on the defendants. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Playing hard ball with the Brotherhood
Next month the Supreme Military Court will hand down sentences on 20 leading figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Khaled Dawoud reports on the longest military trial of the last eight years
Militant arms to stay down
Leaders of the militant Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiya have vowed to continue a three-year-old cease-fire, despite a declaration by their spiritual mentor that he no longer supports it. Jailan Halawi reports
Battle for the Bar
Lawyers fear that long-awaited Bar Association elections will end up being further delayed, but are determined to fight possible government interference, reports Mona El-Nahhas
'It's just business'
Businessmen are gearing up for November's parliamentary poll. And if Rami Lakah's allegations are true, nasty mud-slinging may prove to be their favoured style of campaigning. Gamal Essam El-Din investigates
As the US National Transportation Safety Board wraps up its inquiry into the crash of EgyptAir flight 990, the families of five crew-members are conducting their own investigation, writes Amira Ibrahim