Matters of permission
Yesterday was the deadline for the registration of NGOs. Mariz Tadros wonders what's in store for civil society
Driving along the roadmap trail
The first US-Arab summit set the stage for the long road to peace, but the pace of progress depends on how long Bush retains his hands-on approach. Nevine Khalil, in Sharm El-Sheikh, reports on Tuesday's happening, and picks at some sticking points
Whether it was because of the scenic location or the sunny weather, the delegations from Egypt, the US, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority looked at ease on Tuesday as they chatted with one other and exchanged positive body language...
Pressing for progress
Egypt's ambassador to Washington, Nabil Fahmy, urged the US to aggressively address the Middle East peace process and expressed doubts that Iraq could set a model for change in the region, Khaled Dawoud reports from Washington
Mrs Suzanne Mubarak, on a visit to Athens, urged the cultures of the world to come together for the good of humankind. Inas Nour , in the Greek capital, reports
A complex ballot
Although this month's Press Syndicate elections will take place as scheduled, the controversy surrounding them may be around for a while. Shaden Shehab reports
'The solution is dissolution'
A Cassation Court order declaring the 2000 parliamentary election result in an East Cairo district invalid has opened up a Pandora's box of questions about judicial supervision of elections. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Shuffling the courts
The much-vaunted new law amending certain harsh and antiquated aspects of the criminal justice system may make Egypt more extradition-friendly. Reem Leila reports
A talk by US Ambassador in Egypt David Welch seemed to have broken new ground in diplomacy last week. For many Egyptians, the ambassador's tone recalled the long-defunct post of British high commissioner. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Expanding Cairo's gateway
The first phase of a long-awaited upgrade and expansion of Cairo International Airport is being inaugurated this week. Amira Ibrahim reports
A preacher's journey
Controversy seems to follow Muslim televangelist Amr Khaled wherever he goes. Gihan Shahine investigates the motives behind the recent cancellation -- and return -- of his popular satellite TV show
Convoy to Baghdad
In an attempt to help stem the worsening humanitarian crisis in post-war Iraq, the Doctors' Syndicate has been organising a massive relief campaign. Reem Nafie reports
The editor-in-chief of the weekly Al- Osbou' newspaper and his deputy were arrested on Monday following a verdict issued by the Court of Cassation on Sunday upholding a one- year prison term passed against them by a lower court three years ago...