Al-Ahram Weekly Online   17 - 23 September 2009
Issue No. 965
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Light at the end of the year
Egyptian mediation between Palestinians and Israelis on the one hand and Palestinians and Palestinians on the other is making little progress, but hope lies ahead, Dina Ezzat reports
Political point-scoring
The leftist Tagammu Party navigates troubled waters, reports Mona El-Nahhas
A clean break
The streets are getting cleaner in Giza but for how long, asks Dena Rashed
UN helps Egypt combat human trafficking
A MEMORANDUM of understanding was signed last week between the National Centre for Criminological and Social Research (NCCSR) and the United Nations Human Rights Capacity Building Project (BENAA) for a one- year integrated study to assess the scope and prevalence of human trafficking in Egypt, reports Mohamed El-Sayed
Don't touch
Egypt is planning to upscale diplomatic contacts and negotiations to ensure that its share of the Nile water remains untouched...
Full steam ahead
Fine-tuning the agenda of the NDP's sixth annual conference is a top priority for the party's most senior figures, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Whose democracy?
While NDP MPs were determined to celebrate Egypt's "democratic achievements" opposition MPs and political activists questioned what these achievements actually were, Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Rallying support at UNESCO
The identity of the new director-general of UNESCO will be decided over the next few days, reports Nevine El-Aref
Don't let Lieberman outflank us
Israel is scrambling to cement ties with Africa, though it cares nothing for the people of the continent, having strategic advantage firmly in mind, writes Galal Nassar
Schools out still
The start of the school year may be delayed even further, reports Reem Leila
Whereto Kifaya?
Has the Egyptian Movement for Change outlived its usefulness, asks Mohamed El-Sayed

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