Asserting Egypt's leadership
President Hosni Mubarak's reaction to Tunisia's postponement of the Arab summit re-confirmed Egypt's pioneering and influential role in the Arab world. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
An even more active brotherhood?
The assassination of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin provided the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood with a golden opportunity to increase its base of support
Culture of peace
As part of a global discourse on the creation of a "peace culture", Mrs Suzanne Mubarak inaugurated the "Peace Matters" lecture series with Ambassador Swanee Hunt. Yasmine El-Rashidi reports
Democracy and the revolution
On the 50th anniversary of the March 1954 crisis, Khaled Mohieddin told Galal Nassar that democrac has always been the weak point of post-revolutionary Egypt
Prison for 'incitement'
Human rights groups slammed last week's prison sentences against 26 defendants charged with propagating the ideology of a banned Islamic group, writes Jailan Halawi
A draft report blames the EgyptAir crash in Tunisia two years ago on human error. Amira Ibrahim reports
A breath of fresh air
CAIP's efforts to clean Cairo's air are underway. Mahmoud Bakr takes a deep breath
With terror threats on the rise globally, the need to enforce tougher security procedures on planes was the focus of an International Civil Aviation Organisation conference in Cairo this week, reports Amira Ibrahim