'Step by step'
European and American envoys were in Cairo this week to discuss the additional steps needed for greater progress to be made on the roadmap for Palestinian-Israeli peace.
A strategic dialogue
A high-profile Egyptian delegation is in the US discussing strategic political and economic ties. Hoda Tewfik , in Washington, and Gamal Essam El-Din in Cairo, report
Twists and turns
Legal complications concerning the Press Syndicate elections appear to be far from over. Shaden Shehab reports
Is Saadeddin Ibrahim looking for retribution? In an exclusive interview with Jailan Halawi , the embattled sociologist says he's more committed to both his teaching and his civil society work
Putting down the scalpel
A Cairo conference on how to prevent female circumcision concluded that it takes more than a law to stop the physical violation of girls. Dina Ezzat and Dahlia Hammouda attended
'Deviant' thought on trial
As the trial of 26 suspected members of the banned Islamic Liberation Party resumed, observers speaking to Jailan Halawi described the prosecutor's case as "contradictory" and "weak"
And the winners are
After weeks of speculation and, one assumes, much lobbying, the Supreme Council for Culture (SCC) has finally announced the winners of this year's state awards...
Are Egypt's newest radio stations really private? Hanan Sabra investigates
A Cairo criminal court ordered the temporary release of Mustafa Bakri, editor-in- chief of the weekly Al-Osbou' newspaper, and Mahmoud Bakri, his deputy and brother, on Monday...