Al-Ahram Weekly Online   21 - 27 June 2007
Issue No. 850
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Another summer cloud
On an official level, Egypt is shrugging off congressional moves to withhold a portion of US military aid to Egypt. Dina Ezzat explains why
Battle over aid
Are US-Egyptian relations about to assume a new direction, asks David Dumke in Washington
Fanning the flames
Why are clashes between Muslims and Copts becoming a fixture of newspaper headlines? Mohamed El-Sayed examines a worrying phenomenon
Good news for non-smokers
Smoking has been prohibited in indoor areas. Reem Leila reports on a landmark law
NDP cleans up
The ruling party's victory in mid-term Shura elections surprised no one,writes Gamal Essam El-Din
Home, for now
Residents of Masaken Sheraton win the first round of the battle to save their homes from demolition. But their ordeal is far from over, warns Amirah Ibrahim
A sweeter sound?
The Ministry of Religious Endowments and the People's Assembly Religion Committee are at loggerheads over plans to unify the call to prayer, reports Abeer Anwar
Affordable cure
An anti-viral drug for the treatment of hepatitis C, developed by an Egyptian team, could slash the cost of treating one of Egypt's most common chronic diseases, says Reem Leila

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