Al-Ahram Weekly

Al-Sisi vows action

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi has vowed swift action to track down those responsible for Thursday’s terrorist attack in Sinai, reports Dina Ezzat

Al-Sisi vows action

An elusive dream

Four years after people stood shoulder to shoulder to demand greater democracy and an end to the police state unity has become a questionable dream, writes Dina Ezzat

An elusive dream

No vindication

The fourth anniversary of the revolution was a tumultuous affair, writes Amany Maged

No vindication

Freedom granted

More presidential pardons are expected following the release of 100 young detainees. Ahmed Morsy reports

Freedom granted

‘Egypt can take the lead’

Amid widespread regional upheaval, veteran diplomat Nabil Fahmi believes that the very ‘minds and souls’ of the Arab world are at risk, and that Egypt has a key role to play in making things right. Dina Ezzat reports

‘Egypt   can take the lead’

After Abdullah

King Abdullah’s successor has pledged to make ‘continuity’ in the oil-rich kingdom a priority,  writes Salah Nasrawi

After Abdullah

Saudi succession and the GCC

The House of Saud will want to make a smooth transition to rule under King Salman, but inexorable domestic and regional pressures may test the dynasty to breaking point, writes Mohamed Al-Said Idris

Saudi succession and the GCC

Yemen: Southern secession?

Southern movements in Yemen are unifying in the face of government collapse in Sanaa, with secession now considered a credible option, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Yemen: Southern secession?

‘Doves and hawks’

While talks are underway in Geneva, continued fighting on the ground and the kidnapping of a senior official show that Libya is a long way from ending its internal conflict, writes Kamel Abdallah

‘Doves  and hawks’

Gearing up on investment

The government is continuing its efforts to attract investors to Egypt, writes Niveen Wahish

Gearing up on investment
EGYPT Moving towards the vote

Moving towards the vote

Preparations for parliamentary elections continue apace. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

The walls have ears

The walls have ears

Leaked tapes are part of the arsenal in the battle being waged by the Muslim Brotherhood and its opponents. Khaled Dawoud reports

Justice in the dock

Justice in the dock

Mass death sentences handed down by a Minya court have been overturned and a retrial ordered. Ahmed Morsy reports

ECONOMY Overpriced food?

Overpriced food?

Declines in international food prices have not reached local markets, reports Mona El-Fiqi

Mixed performances

Mixed performances

The government of former prime minister Hazem Al-Beblawi was unable to fire up the economy, while that of Ibrahim Mehleb has had a mixed performance. Sherine Abdel-Razek reports

Social insecurities

Social insecurities

Too many Egyptian workers pay contributions to social security but get little, if anything, in return. Sherine Abdel-Razek reports

WORLD New king, same challenges

New king, same challenges

Challenging issues await King Salman bin Abdel-Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, reports Doaa El-Bey

Essid cabinet under fire

Essid cabinet under fire

Tunisia’s political parties have forced a reshuffle of the country’s proposed new government, reports Kamel Abdallah from Tunis

Hezbollah’s response

Hezbollah’s response

The Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah is weighing its options after an Israeli attack on one of its convoys, writes Hassan Al-Qashawi

End in sight?

End in sight?

Syrian opposition members meeting in Cairo have come up with a ten-point plan to help end the conflict in the country, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Towards a deal on Iran

Towards a deal on Iran

US President Barack Obama is determined to reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme before the deadline, despite opposition in Congress, writes Camelia Entekhabifard

SPORTS Handball heroes

Handball heroes

The knock-out stage is beginning at the 24th World Men’s Handball Championship in Qatar, sadly now without Egypt’s team, reports Ghada Abdel-Kader

LIVING Opening mental boxes

Opening mental boxes

Feel stuck in bad experiences and have no idea how to move forward? There are solutions, says Ghada Abdel-Kader

culture

Mameluke mysteries

Julien Loiseau, Les Mamelouks XIIIe-XVIe siècle, une expérience du pouvoir dans l’Islam medieval, Paris: Seuil, 2014, pp434, Reviewed by David Tresilian

Buena Vista Sufi Club

As I ready myself for our Skype interview, writes Nourhan Tewfik, I remember my first encounter with Mike Massy

Spoiled for choice

Ati Metwaly takes issue with the Met’s HD transmissions always coinciding with important concerts at the Cairo Opera House

Forest of granite and light

The Aswan International Sculpture Symposium is honouring sculptor Adam Henein as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, writes Nevine El-Aref

Bahgory’s nostalgia

Veteran Egyptian artist George Bahgory has a new exhibition at the Al-Masar Gallery in Zamalek, writes Nagwa El-Ashri

Dollhouse blues

Rania Khallaf is moved by the tragic lives of children in Syria, portrayed in a new exhibition through the toys they play with

Heritage
‘Cover-up’ claims  denied

‘Cover-up’ claims denied

What is the real story behind reports that Tutankhamun’s gold funerary mask and its blue-and-gold beard have been damaged? Nevine El-Aref investigates

The rediscovery of KV53

The rediscovery of KV53

Debate continues over the ownership of the KV53 tomb in the Valley of the Kings, writes Zahi Hawass

features

Currency of the mind

Nevine El-Aref takes stock of two new initiatives designed to encourage the public to read

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

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