After the bombings
Events in Tel Aviv should drive home the truth that armed force will never solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Assessing the index
Ibrahim El-Issawy writes on the strengths and weaknesses of the Arab Human Development Report
On human cloning
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed reflects on the significance of this controversial breakthrough for humankind as a whole
The root of all evil
Basheer M Nafi finds interesting similarities between Russia's accusations against Sufism in the 19th century and those the West is currently levelling against Wahhabi Islam
Who's afraid of the US plan?
Hala Mustafa looks beyond the controversy over the US initiative for democracy in the Arab world to the prerequisites for generating progressive change from within
A message for Colin Powell
The left-wing Egyptian opposition party, Tagammu this week started a petition against US Secretary of State Colin Powell's Initiative for Democracy and Development in the Middle East, saying that Powell's Initiative had unmistakable ulterior motives...
The recent meetings between Turkey and various Arab states may mark the first time Ankara initiated consultations with its Arab neighbours to foster regional coordination and avert a war in the region...
By Salama A Salama
Coptic Christmas this year carries many meanings. It is no longer only a celebration for Christians in Egypt but for all the country...
By Medhat El-Zahed
I tried my young hand at verse as a teenager, perhaps in my secondary school...
By Naguib Mahfouz