Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 July 2003
Issue No. 645
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Edging forward
Cairo was upbeat this week as the Palestinians and Israelis took their first steps on the path leading to peace. Soha Abdelaty reports

Mission American hearts and minds
Last week's US tour by Gamal Mubarak and a high-level Egyptian delegation was meant to explore and reinforce the strategic relationship between Egypt and America. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Flighty future?
Recent adjustments to civil aviation laws are meant to improve safety standards near Egyptian airports, and provide vital support for the sector's ambitious development plans. Amira Ibrahim reports

Air Defense Day
To mark this week's 33rd Air Defense Day, Air Defense Commander in Chief Lt General Sami 'Anan announced the completion of mechanised command and control units meant to replace the older manual ones that have been in use for years...

Heliopolis traffic upheaval
Not everybody is pleased with the major new traffic improvement project currently underway in Heliopolis. Gihan Shahine reports

Al-Sahhaf -- the sequel
Egyptians eagerly anticipating former Iraqi Information Minister Mohamed Said Al-Sahhaf's small screen comeback did not quite get what they had hoped for. Sherine Bahaa gauges reactions

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