24 - 30 March 2011
Issue No. 1040
|Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875|
After voting yes in a nationwide referendum on constitutional reform Egyptians are waiting to see how the army will usher in a new age of democracy, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Schisms over democracy in the Arab world are becoming more, and greater, writes Dina Ezzat
Saying no to no
Amira Howeidy ponders the meaning of the overwhelming yes vote on constitutional amendments
A justified fear?
The activists who kick-started the revolution are being forced to develop strategies against the Islamisation of Egypt, reports Dina Ezzat
Eyes wide open
For the first time since the 1952 Revolution, the referendum over constitutional amendments witnessed true judicial supervision, Mona El-Nahhas reports
'A different kind of welcome'
In his first tour of the region following revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon received a "different kind of welcome" in Tahrir Square, reports Khaled Dawoud
Ex-ministers face trial
Three former cabinet ministers facing corruption charges claim they were simply following orders from the president's office, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Guardians of guards
The position of Egypt's minister of state for antiquities affairs has been placed on hold until further notice. As Nevine El-Aref writes, the consequences could be dire
Egyptian authorities say they have uncovered an Israeli espionage network, reports Reem Leila
Not very red
The market ended 37 days of closure by a shortened, red dominated session but with better than expected losses, Sherine Abdel-Razek reports
Short of major funding and free access to building materials, initial reconstruction efforts in Gaza will remain symbolic, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Will they succeed this time?
Yet another reconciliation offer is in the air. Will the outcome be more failure or is there a chance for success, asks Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Towards a Syrian revolution?
Syrians have been taking to the streets to demand freedom and an end to corruption in what may be the beginning of moves towards revolution in the country, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Yemen: Where's the exit?
Islamists and tribesmen are happy with the army dissent, while young protesters fear their revolution might be stolen, says Nasser Arrabyee
Can deep-rooted sectarianism succeed in thwarting the region's democracy revolutions, asks Salah Hemeid
More damaging leaks
WikiLeaks diplomatic cables on the July 2006 war published this week have embarrassed US-backed Lebanese officials and further deepened divisions, Lucy Fielder reports
Revolutions stop here
US hypocrisy is plain for all to see in the Gulf, says Rashid Abul-Samh
The Libyan leader is in a hole, but he will not be badgered like his Iraqi counterpart Saddam Hussein, speculates Gamal Nkrumah
On the offensive
The US and its European allies launched attacks on pro-Gaddafi Libyan forces and military installations this week, risking unpredictable consequences should things go wrong, writes David Tresilian in Paris
Attacking Libya and international law
By the standard of international law, military action on Libya by the United States and allies is illegal, writes Curtis Doebbler
No 'Black Orpheus'
Gender, grace and race ensured that the first female and the first Black presidents of Brazil and the US respectively hit it on, deliberates Gamal Nkrumah
Egypt on the mind
A patriotic and heritage event at Cairo's Qubbat Al-Ghuri palace combined music from past and present struggles, says Osama Kamal
The road to change
Nader Habib reviews Al-Taghyir: Tariq Masr Ila Al-Nahda (Change: Egypt's Way to Revival) by Wahid Abdel-Meguid, published by The Egyptian General Organisation for Books
Spring in Egypt
Oleksandr Yurov notes that Ukrainian-Egyptian cultural relations stretch back 100 years
Three out of four
A trio of Egyptian clubs won in their African football club championships but Zamalek were unable to do likewise. Abeer Anwar reports
SECONDS after the starting bell rang on the floor of the Egyptian stock market yesterday morning, monitors turned red, with all the market three main indices losing more than five per cent and dozens of listed companies nose diving by 10 per cent, prompting the suspension of trading for half an hour...
By Abeer Anwar
Revolution, constitution and the future
Egypt can only move forward towards a new constitution when all Egyptians decide what kind of country they really want, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
America's Arab predicament
Washington is caught between its public rhetoric in support of democracy and universal rights and its long-standing regional allies that are largely autocratic regimes, writes Ayman El-Amir
The roots of Bahrain's crisis
The Gulf Cooperation Council needs to reach out to Bahrain with a comprehensive plan for economic renewal, writes James Zogby
Reversing natural relations
James Petras explains how US sanction policies have become a powerful tool of the Zionist power structure
The 'world dream'
Khalil Elayan celebrates the fall of God-King and rise of the World Citizen
In this time of great Arab upheaval, the Palestinians must rethink their strategy, vision and approach, writes Ramzy Baroud
Salama A Salama:Misguided sympathies
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