5 - 11 October 2006
Issue No. 815
|Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875|
Arithmetic made simple
For the US, security now takes precedence over democratisation. Dina Ezzat reports on US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit to Cairo
Close to the abyss
Ahead of Rice arriving to seek creative ways of getting rid of Hamas, fighters loyal and opposed to the Palestinian government go on the rampage, reports Khaled Amayreh
Squaring the circle
Helmi Moussa traces the fault lines that threaten to tear Palestinian society apart
For moderate democracy
The US's top diplomat speaks to Al-Ahram's Salama Ahmed Salama
Nour's release 'expected'
Will the jailed leader of the liberal Ghad Party soon be free? Mona El-Nahhas looks for clues
Going the extra mile?
A proposal by the NCHR to amend parts of the constitution has sparked controversy inside and outside the council. Gihan Shahine asks why
'An arsenal of oppressive laws'
The Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights' 16th annual report dismisses claims that violations in Egypt are on the decline however a security official insists otherwise, writes Jailan Halawi
Debates with energy
Dina Ezzat wades through the conflicting views expressed following the announcement that Egypt is seeking to revive its civilian nuclear programme
An age-old dilemma is at the heart of the debate on Hizbullah's weapons, reports Lucy Fielder from Beirut
A million killers in waiting
Hostilities may be over, but over one million unexploded cluster bombs continue to threaten Lebanese lives, Serene Assir reports from South Lebanon
A Maliki déjà vu?
In a desperate move to forestall a growing civilian conflict, Iraq's prime minister launches yet another bid to unify warring factions, writes Firas Al-Atraqchi
Sink or swim?
Somalia's growing instability has set the country adrift as the comprehensive peace accord in Sudan falls into crisis, writes Gamal Nkrumah
The bitter wine of strife
The "spy crisis" between Georgia and Russia has brought relations between the former Soviet states to their lowest point in decades, reports Shohdy Naguib from Moscow
Lula's performance in Sunday's presidential poll will doubtless prompt him to try harder to outdo rival Chuchu later this month, writes Gamal Nkrumah
President Musharraf tried to use his autobiography to reinvent himself -- but the past was too close behind, writes Graham Usher in Islamabad
Messing with an icon
What is the Ramadan TV serial based on the life of legendary actress Soad Hosni really about, asks Mohamed El-Assyouti
Still harping on war
Nehad Selaiha winds up her report on this year's CIFET with a description of three more shows that she found significant
Dena Rashed discovers that the spirit of Ramadan has yet to reach the village of Shabramant
Although the government revealed plans to raise salaries, this does not help with the hike in prices during Ramadan. Mona El-Fiqi counts pennies
African women brainstorm at a Cairo meeting, writes Inas Mazhar
It would not be Ramadan if the holy month was not accompanied by jam-packed streets, roads not necessarily chaotic, simply static...
By Azmi Bishara
Divide and rule
Hassan Nafaa looks up Condoleezza Rice's sleeve and discovers nothing new
Anwar El-Sadat: 25 years on
Wahid Abdel-Meguid examines why celebrations of 6 October are so muted
Iran, Lebanon and oil
Recent decreases in the price of oil relate to geopolitical regional events, especially calmer waters with regard to Iran, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Yet another surge
But to where, wonders Khalil El-Anani , does the NDP think it is surging?
Salama A Salama:Mozart's music drama
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