The kidnap of a senior Egyptian diplomat in Baghdad has sent shockwaves through Egypt's diplomatic corps and sounded alarm bells in many Arab capitals, reports Dina Ezzat
A long-awaited expansion
Luxor's new airport should boost the world-renowned capital of antiquities' ability to host more tourists. Amirah Ibrahim reports
Will the postponement of opposition leader Ayman Nour's trial affect his chances of running in the upcoming presidential elections? Mona El-Nahhas seeks answers
A Nobel story
The first ever Egyptian woman to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize speaks to Sara Abou Bakr
Twice as dead
After a nine-months protest at the closed Ora-Misr plant, workers take their demands to the GFTU, reports Faiza Rady
A controversial law
Before adjourning for its summer recess, the People's Assembly passed a controversial law aimed at regulating political parties. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
'We shouldn't lose hope'
Journalists are up in arms against Article 48 of the new political rights law. Salonaz Sami reports
A radical shake-up?
New editors and board chairmen of 10 state-affiliated press organisations were appointed this week. Gamal Essam El-Din explores the new dynamic
This week's appointments to the national press include Assem El-Kersh as the new editor- in-chief of Al-Ahram Weekly...
Science for all
Mrs Suzanne Mubarak inaugurated on Monday the first stage of the Science Expeditions City, Reem Nafie reports
Bush book incites controversy
Al-Azhar is being criticised for sanctioning a highly controversial US biography of Prophet Mohamed. Gihan Shahine sifts through the 19th century tome to find out why
Writing on the walls
More than 20 frescos have been uncovered in the newly inaugurated Beit Al-Sitt Wassila, reports Nevine El-Aref