Al-Ahram Weekly On-line
8 - 14 October 1998
Issue No.398
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The will to win
President Mubarak on Tuesday oversaw the first military parade in Egypt in 17 years -- just one of the many activities staged throughout the country to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the October War
--October Jubilee Supplement--

Turkey's choice
President Mubarak has launched a mediation effort to resolve the Turkish-Syrian crisis. Success will serve the interests of all the nations of the Middle East -- except for Israel
Turkish war fever
As the Turkish military build-up on the border with Syria increases, Arab countries are warning against regional instability. Atef Saqr reports from Damascus.
Scapegoating Syria

Handovers and settlements
Madeleine Albright met with Arafat and Netanyahu yesterday and reported "substantial progress" in negotiations on a pullback from the West Bank

Held back for now Palestinians
Yasser Arafat wanted Washington to "hold him back" from unilaterally declaring a Palestinian state in May. His wish was granted, but the idea is far from being abandoned, writes Graham Usher

Restoring lost warmth
Senior Egyptian and Sudanese officials are pursuing talks to clear the air between the two Nile Valley neighbours. Dina Ezzat reports

Cardoso Betting on Brazil
Western creditors could not have hoped for a better result than the re-election of the country's president, writes Gamal Nkrumah

'A dream come true'
Barada Egypt's Ahmed Barada won the Al-Ahram International Squash Championship for the first time ever, while Australian Michelle Martin lifted her maiden Al-Ahram title in the women's event. Eman Abdel-Moeti saw the action

Offensive for peace
Ibrahim Nafie

A century's judgement

House and garden