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President Hosni Mubarak sent messages, signs and signals this week, several of which concerned speculation over his health and physical well-being following widespread rumours that he was not well...
One year they are carcinogenic, the next year not. Mona El-Nahhas struggles to get to the bottom of the pesticide mystery
At prison gates
The number of Palestinians stranded in North Sinai is beginning to grow once again, reports Serene Assir
Redrawing the lines
When the editor of Al-Dostour faces trial on 1 October for "publishing false rumours in bad faith about President Mubarak's health", it is the independent press that will really be in the dock, writes Shaden Shehab
The US ambassador refutes claims that he was somehow behind rumours concerning the health of President Hosni Mubarak, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Death of a witness
A key witness against Ayman Nour, who later retracted his confession in court claiming it was made under duress, was found dead in his prison cell, reports Karim El-Khashab
As the Interior Ministry is forced to investigate allegations of torture in police stations, it continues to insist such incidents are isolated, reports Karim El-Khashab
Sowing the seeds of peace
Nagwa Shoeb, director-general of the Suzanne Mubarak Women's International Peace Movement, speaks to Nevine El-Aref about youth empowerment as a prerequisite to peace, development and justice
'All work and no play'
Egypt's working on improving its child labour record, but more needs to be done. Reem Leila leafs through a recent US report on the issue