Al-Ahram Weekly Online   12 - 18 June 2008
Issue No. 901
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Bigger but not better
More mouths to feed or a more productive community? Egypt's National Population Conference attempts to sort out the chicken or egg debate, Reem Leila attended
Mustafa Khalil
Children accorded greater rights
Muslim Brotherhood objections to outlawing female genital mutilation are ignored by the People's Assembly, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Rights and wrongs
Civil society is increasingly perturbed by the prickly question of religious freedoms in Egypt, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Fearful signs
Reem Leila reports on a raft of incidents that many fear signals worsening relations between Egypt's Coptic Christian community and their Muslim fellow citizens
Conservative stranglehold
The Muslim Brotherhood's internal elections are perceived as an attempt to consolidate the position of hardliners, reports Sophia Ibrahim
Power down
Was a hospital's electrical outage responsible for the deaths of four newborn babies? Al-Ahram Weekly reports on what is possibly a strange, tragic coincidence

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