Campaigning for reason
Even as the world counts down for the US's imminent military operation in Afghanistan, Cairo is stepping up its efforts to ensure a "reasoned" campaign against terrorism
Iran and Egypt move 'closer together'
As the cry to combat terrorism gains momentum across the world, Cairo and Tehran are building bilateral bridges and acting to close Islamic ranks, write Soha Abdelaty and Nevine Khalil
|VICTIM OF TERRORISM: The late President Anwar El-Sadat has deservedly won the sobriquet "hero of war and peace." On 6 October 1973, at a time when everybody assumed that Egypt was incapable of fighting, El-Sadat sent Egyptian troops storming across the Suez Canal to "spark off" a liberation war. Four years later, in November 1977, El-Sadat paid a landmark visit to Jerusalem, opening the way for a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. On 6 October 1981, as Egypt celebrated the war's eighth anniversary by a military parade, El-Sadat was gunned down by Jihad terrorists opposed to Egyptian-Israeli peace. The assassination was cited last month as proof that Egypt was one of the first countries in the world to grapple with the spectre of terrorism. This year's celebrations of the October anniversary are expected to be low-key in view of the international situation resulting from the 11 September attacks against the United States.
Islamic scholars object to the FBI's 'prize' evidence, incriminating Islamist militants in the 11 September attacks. They tell Jailan Halawi that the document is unlikely to be the work of a Muslim
The Jihad connection
Egypt and the United States are exchanging information and evidence about the involvement of Islamist terrorists in the New York and Washington attacks. Ahmed Moussa reports
A glorious heritage reborn
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina has finally opened its doors, dazzling its visitors and promising to be entirely worthy of its august name. Dahlia Hammouda reports
A year of solidarity
A year into the Intifada, Amira Howeidy asks whether Egyptian solidarity sentiments with the Palestinian people remain as strong as they were when the uprising began
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