Al-Ahram Weekly

Where is the tomb of Nefertiti?

The recent theory regarding the tomb of the ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti should be welcomed by the scientific community. But it requires very careful evaluation, writes Egyptologist Zahi Hawass

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Where is the tomb of Nefertiti?

Careful choices

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi urges political parties to exercise caution in selecting parliamentary candidates, Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Careful choices

Extreme measures

A new anti-terrorism law goes into effect a day after being ratified, Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Draft press law defies threats to profession

Two draft press laws seek to unify the legislation regulating the media, Amira Howeidy reports 

Draft press law defies threats to profession

Diversionary tactics or a hint at reconciliation?

Opinions are divided on the significance of the release from prison of Al-Wasat Party leader Abul-Ela Madi, Khaled Dawoud investigates

Diversionary tactics or a hint at reconciliation?

Misleading accounts on security

Ahmed Eleiba on The New York Times’ recent call for UN peacekeepers to be withdrawn from Sinai

Misleading accounts on security

Foreign reports slammed

The Foreign Ministry has rejected a Human Rights Watch report on the Rabaa sit-in and a CNN report on the security situation in Egypt, reports Doaa El-Bey

Suez development work begins

Work on the Suez Canal Area Development Project can start rolling out now that the legal framework has been agreed, reports Niveen Wahish

Suez development work begins

No faith in Mosul inquiry

An inquiry into the fall of Mosul to Islamic State forces has finally been concluded, but it is unlikely to satisfy the Iraqi public, writes Salah Nasrawi

No faith in Mosul inquiry
EGYPT Juggling alliances

Juggling alliances

We are almost at the end of the roadmap announced by the 30 June civilian-military coalition following Mohamed Morsi’s ouster. But there are few signs the forces that came together to unseat the Muslim Brotherhood will remain capable of working together, writes Dina Ezzat

Okasha behind bars

Okasha behind bars

The owner of Al-Faraeen satellite channel Tewfik Okasha was arrested for libelling his ex-wife, reports Ahmed Morsy

Hot topic

Hot topic

The Health Ministry says a recently high death toll is mainly from a heat wave, not meningitis, reports Reem Leila

Against the current

The Wafd Party’s Reform Current inaugurates its new, controversial headquarters, reports Ahmed Morsy

ECONOMY Hard time for gold

Hard time for gold

Sliding internationally, the price of gold on the Egyptian market is better than it should be, reports Ahmed Kotb

Regional or bust?

Can Egypt and other similar economies survive mega-regional trade agreements, asks Magda Shahin

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WORLD Libyan forces battle Islamic State

Libyan forces battle Islamic State

Sirte has risen up against Islamic State terrorists as the internationally recognised government of Libya calls for a lift of the arms embargo, writes Kamel Abdallah

Erdogan back in dictator mode

Erdogan back in dictator mode

After a period of relative quiet, Turkey’s president is again looming large, seeking to revive in fresh elections his imperial dream of absolute power, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Blair trades for Gaza truce

Blair trades for Gaza truce

Fresh reports of negotiations between Hamas and Israel emerge, with controversial figure Tony Blair at the centre, writes Ahmed El-Sayed in Gaza

Al-Assad’s fate

Al-Assad’s fate

The inability of the international community to agree on the fate of the Syrian president is prolonging the conflict in the country, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Lebanese arrest raises questions

Lebanese arrest raises questions

Last week’s arrest of a fugitive militia leader in Lebanon has raised questions about the operations of the country’s security forces, reports Hassan Al-Qishawi from Beirut

SPORTS Future woman

Future woman

Egypt’s Sandra Samir won the singles title at the ITF Women’s Future Tournament  in Sharm El-Sheikh, reports Ghada Abdel-Kader

LIVING Porto Um Mahmoud

Porto Um Mahmoud

A creative solution to providing leisure-time activities for poorer children in Cairo has been shut down, writes Omneya Yousry

opinion

Wake up, Brotherhood youth

The Muslim Brotherhood’s history is a long cycle of successful organisation followed by disorder and disassembling, the same mistakes being made over and over again, writes Moataz Abdel-Fattah

opinion

Talking strategy

While the Egypt-US strategic dialogue has not yet restored warm bilateral relations, it has reduced overt tensions, writes Ahmed Sayed Ahmed

opinion

If reconciliation is impossible, what then?

If no accord between the state and the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood is possible, authorities need to provide ways for members to leave the group and have normal lives, writes Haytham Abu Zeid

opinion

Israel and the Iran nuclear agreement

The nature of the United States-Israel relationship and the balance of forces that controls political life in Washington are at stake in Israel’s opposition to the nuclear agreement with Iran, writes Richard Falk

opinion

A return to politics

When the guns fall silent, other weapons are taken up, as the ceaseless struggle to promote state interests continues, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

Open letter to John Kerry and Loretta Lynch

If the US State Department cannot press Israel to treat all American citizens equally it should be investigated for failing to provide equal protections under law, writes James Zogby

opinion

No worse than before

Change can only come if a large majority of Israeli Jews is prepared to acknowledge that a terrible wrong has been done to the Palestinians by Zionism, writes Alan Hart

opinion

Egypt, the Arabs and the Turkish-American deal

Ankara’s deal with Washington for the latter to use Turkish airspace in the fight against the Islamic State appears innocuous, but strategically it entails closing a circle on Egypt, writes Hussein Haridy

culture

Nour Al-Sherif: On the boards

Nehad Selaiha reviews Nour Al-Sherif’s career in theatre

Sayed Marzouk revisited

Hani Mustafa remembers the two recently deceased actors, Nour Al-Sherif and Ali Hassanein

The unforgettable Omar Sharif

To mark the 40th day since the death of Omar Sharif, the Pharaonic Village in Giza has staged a photo exhibition, writes Reham El-Adawi

Heritage
Looking for Queen Nefertiti

Looking for Queen Nefertiti

Does the ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti rest in the tomb of the Boy King Tutankhamun, as a British Egyptologist has claimed, asks Nevine El-Aref

features

Minorities’ woes

The rights of non-Muslim minorities in Muslim-majority countries have always depended on political circumstances far more than on the religious context, academic Hesham Hellyer and two coptic Egyptian women talk to Dina Ezzat

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey