Al-Ahram Weekly Online   23 - 29 July 2009
Issue No. 957
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

A request emphasised
For the second time this month, President Mubarak repeated his call to developed countries to deal with the repercussions of the world economic crisis vis-à-vis developing countries. Doaa El-Bey reports
Party polls
As the ruling NDP begins mid-term elections opposition groups accuse it of window dressing, writes Gamal Essam El-Din
Uniting under NAM
Reem Leila attends the first ladies' Non-Aligned Movement summit in Sharm El-Sheikh
The mirror of society?
The power of the media is undeniable, but so is the need for its reform, argued experts at a recent Cairo conference. Nader Habib was there
'Roadmap to the presidency'
The appointment of Farouk Sultan as new chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court refuels speculation about the 2011 presidential elections, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Seeking the limelight
Mona El-Nahhas reports on the political manoeuvring of the founder of the liberal Ghad Party
Moulid ban
The annual celebration of birth of Sayeda Zeinab has been banned amid concern over the spread of swine flu, reports Reem Leila
Warning to pilgrims
Following Egypt's first swine flu fatality calls to postpone the omra and hajj are growing, reports Reem Leila
Wielding the scalpel
While street protest may have decreased, Iran's presidential election crisis is not over yet, writes Mustafa El-Labbad

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