Shura elections under judicial supervision
The government has decided that next April's Shura Council mid-term elections, like the recent parliamentary elections, be placed under full judicial supervision. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Why does an annual rainfall -- a paltry one at that -- always come as a surprise? Rehab Saad reports on the seasonal havoc
It doesn't rain..
The water that poured from Cairo's skies last week was followed by an outpouring of criticism from the pastor of the Hanging Church, which had sprung a number of leaks. Nevine El-Aref explores the claims and counter-claims
Sitting pretty... and useful
RESTORATION work on Beit El-Sennari, one of Egypt's most charming mediaeval houses, is nearing completion. Prior to the restoration, begun in 1995, Beit El-Sennari, located in Haret Monge in the area of Sayeda Zeinab, was in very poor condition. The house showed signs of having suffered centuries of neglect, air and subterranean water pollution, and the onslaught of urban development -- as well as encroachment by the neighbouring Institute of Islamic Handicrafts. The house also suffered severely as a result of the 1992 earthquake. --read on--
Who done it -- this time?
Was the recent bank robbery in Upper Egypt the work of extremists, or just a highly organised band of criminals? Jailan Halawi sifts through the evidence
The niqab controversy, familiar on other university campuses, has finally hit the American University in Cairo, reports Soha Abdelaty
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