Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
9 - 15 September 1999
Issue No. 446
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with King Abdullah with Sultan Qaboos
Cheering crowds in Port Said
 Mubarak giving a speech Moments before the attack
Mubarak with Jordan's King Abdullah in Sharm Al-Sheikh on Tuesday, one day after the attack; the same day, Mubarak bode farewell to Oman's Sultan Qaboos, and in the centre background Mubarak's chief bodyguard with his right hand bandaged; the people of Port Said lining the streets as the president's motorcade drove by; giving a speech on Egypt's economic reform shortly after the attack; Mubarak waves to the crowds from the window of his black Mercedes moments before he was attacked with a pocketknife
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Rallying to support
The ruling NDP is organising a series of rallies in support of President Mubarak in advance of the referendum on his nomination for a new term. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Mohamed Sobeih bookshop
A stake in history
The century-old Mohamed Sobeih bookshop, attached to Wikalat Abul-Dahab, is once again to be rented to the highest bidder. Gihan Shahine ponders its fate
Petitions for change
Amira Howeidy examines how civil society's campaign for political reform is taking off
New mouthpiece for Labour
Will the Islamist-oriented Labour Party's planned weekly newspaper better reflect the party's positions? asks Mona El-Nahhas
Omar Abdel-Rahman First visit in eight years
The US Embassy has granted entry visas to the wife and brother of the spiritual leader of Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiya so that they may visit him in his US prison, writes Jailan Halawi
Police patrol Beating congestion
The Ministry of Interior began deploying new police patrols earlier this month in an effort to improve traffic flow and lessen chaos on the streets of Cairo, reports Jailan Halawi.

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