Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
4 - 10 November 1999
Issue No. 454
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

Ensuring effective participation
Sustainable development demands a global sense of responsibility.Foreign Minister Amr Moussa outlines the prospects and possibilities the world faces on the threshold of a new millennium
In search of researchers
The government needs more than good intentions if it is to revitalise Egypt's scientific community, writes Mohamed El-Sayed Said
The Formentor symposium
A symposium hosting the president of Algeria and the prime minister of Spain was held in Majorca last week to debate the situation in the Mediterranean on the eve of the new century. Mohamed Sid-Ahmed comments
Close up
By Salama Ahmed Salama
Mauritania falls
Some states play pivotal roles in the affairs of their regions or in the wider sphere of international affairs, imposing their influence and leaving their mark. --read on--
A mismanaged disaster

Naguib Mahfouz
Cloudy horizons
I have been coughing and choking all week because of the strange black smog that still has a strangle-hold on Cairo and its environs --read on--

New and illegal

Mohamed Sobeih

This week:
Abdurrahaman Wahid



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