'Sincere intentions for peace'
Egypt pushed ahead with diplomatic efforts for the deployment of cease-fire monitors in Palestinian territories, but presidential adviser Osama El-Baz appears to have failed to persuade the Americans to drop their opposition to the idea. Khaled Dawoud and Soha Abdelaty report
US upholds Israeli veto
In Washington, mum is the word, writes Hoda Tawfik from the US capital
One step forward...
Efforts continue to bring the Sudanese government and opposition to a national reconciliation conference. But the prospects are growing dimmer. Soha Abdelaty reports
Lakah hard times
Parliamentary Speaker Fathi Sorour has rescinded Rami Lakah's parliamentary immunity from charges of writing valueless checks. Lakah has responded by accusing Sorour of being influenced by personal ties. Gamal Essam El-Din follows the spat
Outcry over Queen boat trial
Under the eyes of the international and Egyptian media, the trial of 52 men accused of engaging in acts of sexual immorality resumed. Rana Allam was there
Ripples in stagnant water
Amira Howeidy reports on the launch of a campaign against torture in police stations
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