Al-Ahram Weekly Online   13 - 19 October 2005
Issue No. 764
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Containing chaos
Egypt attempts to head off any crisis provoked by the international investigation into the death of Rafiq Al-Hariri
Most splendid of Mamlukes
Transformed from a neglected storehouse to a splendid Islamic monument, the former palace of Prince Taz is dazzling visitors and reviving a great Mamluke era. Nevine El-Aref attended the opening ceremonies
Deep wounds
Sami El-Leithi spent nearly four years at the notorious US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay. Back in Egypt, he tells his horrifying tale to Reem Nafie
Damage control
A Qatari emir is accused of killing innocent bystanders after taking part in an illegal car race, and then fleeing the country with the alleged help of the police. Magda El-Ghitany watches the government try to soothe a nation's humiliation
Atoms for peace
Mohamed El-Baradei, winner of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, uses the award to appeal for nuclear non-proliferation, reports Dina Ezzat
Mother courage
Nesmahar El-Sayed meets Nobel laureate El-Baradei's hidden mentor
Arrests in 'museum curse' case
The three Ancient Egyptian limestone statuettes which disappeared three weeks ago from the basement of the Egyptian Museum have been recovered in an undercover operation, reports Nevine El-Aref
United they stand?
Well, almost, finds Amira Howeidy, as she speaks with key figures in the United National Front for Change
Empowering the opposition
Omayma Abdel-Latif meets Aziz Sidqi, the man who convinced opposition groups to bury long-held hatchets and unite
Louder and louder
The banned Muslim Brotherhood is gearing up for a greater role on university campuses, reports Mustafa El-Menshawy
Security investment
Security checks at Egyptian airports are set to go high-tech, reports Amirah Ibrahim

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