Arabs are disappointed by Netanyahu's policy statement on Middle East peace, but will they do anything? Dina Ezzat looks for answers
Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni's campaign to become the next UNESCO secretary-general hits the headlines yet again, reports Nevine El-Aref
Glass ceilings shatter
Reem Leila speaks with Hend Hanafi, who this week became Egypt's first female university president
During excavation work at the Tombs of the Nobles on Luxor's West Bank an Egyptian archaeological mission has stumbled upon what it believes is the tomb of Amen-Em-Epet, Supervisor of Hunters during the reign of the monotheistic Pharaoh Akhnaten, reports Nevine El-Aref
Return to Iraq
Poresident Hosni Mubarak has announced the nomination of Sherif Shahin as Egypt's new ambassador to Iraq. Currently serving as Egyptian ambassador to Zambia, Shahin is expected to arrive in the Iraqi capital within a few months following the finalisation of logistic and security arrangements...
Ismail passes away
Former interior minister Nabawi Ismail, a controversial figure during his term in office under the presidency of Anwar El-Sadat, passed away on Monday at the age of 84...
Change at the helm
The Shura Council has appointed Abdel-Moneim Said as new board chairman of Al-Ahram, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
As the number of cases of swine flu continues to rise, Shaden Shehab assesses the public mood
One step behind
A merge of swine and avian flu viruses could lead to a far more virulent strain emerging, reports Reem Leila
A whiff of testosterone
The People's Assembly descended into a shouting match as it debated a legislative amendment that will give more seats to women, reports Gamal Essam El-Din