Al-Ahram Weekly Online   1 - 7 May 2008
Issue No. 895
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

No reconciliation, no truce
Gaza is giving Cairo a headache, Dina Ezzat reports
Where's the flagship?
Two years ago the government promised there would be no extension of the state of emergency and that any replacement legislation would not be sprung on parliament but discussed well in advance. So what happened, asks Gamal Essam El-Din
In her favour
The storm kicked up after it was suggested that the testimony of a woman should be equal to that of a man has died down after a detailed explanation and a seal of approval from the Islamic Research Council, Reem Leila reports
Facing Facebook
Rumours abound that the government is considering closing down access to Facebook, the website that has become a favourite venue for Egypt's disaffected young. But what good will it do, asks Magda El-Ghitany
Days of protest
As doctors stage protests across the country, Hala Sakr reviews the ongoing battle between the Ministry of Health and physicians
When votes don't count
After 13 years under judicial sequestration will the Engineers' Syndicate ever get to hold elections, asks Mona El-Nahhas
In whose interest?
Reem Leila reports on the latest battle between local pharmacists and multinational drug companies

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