The search for Flight 804

While debris and body parts have been found by teams searching for EgyptAir Flight 804 which plunged into the Mediterranean, the black boxes which could hold the clues behind the crash have yet to be retrieved. Mohamed Abdel-Baky reports 

The search for Flight 804

In the sea of mystery

The search is on for debris and flight recorders that could explain why EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean, reports Ahmed Morsy
 

In the sea of mystery

Shaping the future

This week’s downgrade in the outlook for Egypt by credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s underlines the urgent need for serious economic reform, write Niveen Wahish and Sherine Abdel-Razek

Shaping the future

Invitation to peace

Al-Sisi says peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis should be resumed as soon as possible with a view to a final status deal, Dina Ezzat reports

Developing Egypt’s economy

The government’s recently completed mega-projects are essential for Egypt’s future development, writes Nesma Nowar

Developing Egypt’s economy

Coordination over Libya

A flurry of consultations between Egyptian and US officials has focussed on Libya and Syria, writes Doaa El-Bey

Coordination over Libya

Towering infernos

The spread of fires across Egypt has spawned a flurry of rumours about their cause, writes Ahmed Morsy

Towering infernos

Solution remains elusive

The conflict between the Press Syndicate and Ministry of Interior enters its fourth week with no solution in sight, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky

Solution remains elusive

A path from crisis

Veteran journalist Amina Shafik tells Dina Ezzat that the Press Syndicate cannot afford to turn its back on younger journalists

A path from crisis

Foundation remains closed

Attempts to re-open the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Cairo have thus far not succeeded, reports Doaa El-Bey

MPs oppose the protest law

MPs said they want to change the protest law to prevent young political protesters from being arrested, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

A cure for the dollar shortage

The only long-term remedy for Egypt’s foreign exchange crisis is a properly managed investment climate supported by sound industrial policy, writes Sayed Moawad

A cure for the dollar shortage

Reading the Kuwait negotiations

Indications are that serious negotiations over a political transition in Yemen are yet to start, with tactical negotiations still underway, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Reading the Kuwait negotiations
EGYPT

Greater protection for soldiers

Ahmed Eleiba reports on the arrival of a new batch of military vehicles from the United States

MPs debate Press Syndicate crisis

Parliament’s Media and Culture Committee has completed its report on the ongoing crisis between the Press Syndicate and the Interior Ministry, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

Changing media landscape

Changing media landscape

Tycoon Naguib Sawiris has sold the ONTV news channel to another business mogul, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky

What cost dissent?

What cost dissent?

Opposition parties say draconian prison sentences passed against demonstrators this week aim to silence dissent once and for all, reports Khaled Dawoud

Back in the sky

Back in the sky

EgyptAir pilots have ended their strike after their demands were met, reports Reem Leila

ECONOMY A fourth operator through 4G?

A fourth operator through 4G?

Telecom Egypt could be entering the competition to provide mobile phone services, reports Ahmed Kotb

WORLD Can the world fix Iraq?

Can the world fix Iraq?

It is time the world became more serious about stopping the slide towards chaos in Iraq, writes Salah Nasrawi

One marriage, one divorce

One marriage, one divorce

Turkey’s autocrat Erdogan continues his erratic drive towards assuming total power, disdaining and then courting Western powers almost in the same breath, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Fire beneath the ashes

New proposals are needed that take the interests of the countries involved in the Syrian crisis into account as well as the goals of the revolution, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Hajj tensions grow

Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia may lead Iranian pilgrims to miss this year’s hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, writes Camelia Entekhabifard

Roots of the conflict:  Palestine’s Nakba in the larger Arab ‘catastrophe’

Roots of the conflict: Palestine’s Nakba in the larger Arab ‘catastrophe’

Ramzy Baroud revisits the Sykes-Picot Agreement on the anniversary of the Nakba

Battle for legitimacy

Battle for legitimacy

International powers express support for Libya’s Government of National Accord, but sore tests remain domestically, particularly on suggestions of foreign military intervention, writes Kamel Abdallah

SPORTS King  of clubs

King of clubs

Zamalek have been unstoppable in club handball, bagging four titles, reports Inas Mazhar

LIVING Art on your coffee

Art on your coffee

Beautiful designs can add charm to the top of your daily latte, says Ghada Abdel-Kader

opinion

The media, Islam and the West

There must be clear and transparent efforts to create additional space in the Western media for Arab perspectives, writes Awatef Abdel-Rahman

opinion

Double standard in defending Christians

Now in Syria, as before in Iraq and in Palestine, Arab Christians are ignored or sidelined, their voices going unheard, writes James Zogby

opinion

Sadiq Khan

The victory of Sadiq Khan in London’s mayoral elections is an encouraging sign in the struggle against Islamophobia. But what would have happened if he had lived here and not there, asks Hassan Nafaa

opinion

Lessons on the anniversary of the Nakba

Between resistance and negotiations, the price of talks must not be the loss of basic rights, writes Hani Al-Masri

opinion

Egypt’s desired renaissance

Only by investing in education can Egypt make the leap into the future its citizens aspire to and its situation requires, writes
Monir El-Ganzuri

opinion

Revisiting reform

An opportunity exists in the appearance of the ugly face of religious extremism to establish the principles of a properly modern state, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

E-tourism

Egypt needs a fresh Internet campaign to draw tourists back to its rich array of sites and attractions, many of which appear to be unknown to much of the world, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

Journalistic attacks on the New Egypt

In its recent reporting and commentary, Egypt’s media has not fulfilled its responsibility to properly inform the public, writes Yassin El-Ayouty

culture

All the world’s a truck

Samir Farid’s letter from Cannes

Sex in cyberspace

Nehad Selaiha is intrigued by Sameh Mahran’s new play, Inbox, at Al-Ghad Theatre

Forgotten beauty

Rashid Ghamry tells Rania Khallaf about his new book

Heritage
Honours for Luxor

Honours for Luxor

Four New Kingdom tombs at Deir Al-Medina have been opened in Luxor, chosen as the International Tourism Capital for 2016, reports Nevine El-Aref

Is Nefertiti buried in the tomb of Tutankhamun?

Is Nefertiti buried in the tomb of Tutankhamun?

The theory of the existence of hidden chambers at the tomb of Tutankhamun can only be verified by scrupulous research and correct archaeological procedures, writes Zahi Hawass