Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
2 - 8 December 1999
Issue No. 458
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

Egypt-Tunisia talks
PRESIDENT Hosni Mubarak held talks over two days with his Tunisian counterpart Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali this week to discuss the Middle East peace process, regional economic issues, EgyptÍs bid to join the Arab Maghreb Union and CairoÍs ongoing partnership negotiations with the European Union. -read on-

Defending 'the right to water'
An international working group has met in Aswan to discuss how to better manage and develop the world's fresh water resources, Dahlia Hammouda writes
Of democracy, freedom and globalisation
The speaker of the People's Assembly, in an apparent retraction of an earlier statement, said that the individual candidacy system will be retained in next year's parliamentary elections. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Rough weather for Sudan moves
What impact would the Djibouti Declaration of Principles issued by Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and opposition leader Sadeq Al-Mahdi have on the joint Egyptian-Libyan initiative, or that of IGAD? Not a very positive one, reports Dina Ezzat
MPs sit-in the dock
Three MPs, standing trial in what is dubbed by the local press as the loan deputies case, staged an unusual sit-in inside the dock to protest a judicial order that hearings be postponed
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No rush judgments
Fevered speculation as to the cause of the EgyptAir disaster has done nothing but cloud the picture and must end, says EgyptAir's chairman in an interview with Amira Ibrahim
Tail unit scenario gains credence
A European aviation institute has supported the theory of Egyptian experts that the EgyptAir flight 990 crash might have been caused by a breakdown of the tail unit, Shaden Shehab reports
Out of the blue
The plane was in top form, according to the chief pilot who flew EgyptAir flight 990 from Los Angeles to New York on 31 October, hours before it crashed into the Atlantic. Captain Abdel-Fattah Orabi spoke to Nevine Khalil about the doomed trip
Turning a new leaf
The executive regulations of the new NGO law are out. Mariz Tadros gauges the reactions of the NGO community
Green technology
More than LE4 billion will be spent on protecting the environment Mahmoud Bakr reports
In quest of greater understanding
The Archbishop of Canterbury visited Egypt last week as part of a regional tour intended to strengthen ties between Christianity and Islam.amal Nkrumah reviews the visit
Al-Shaab journalists may go free
The fate of three imprisoned Al-Shaab journalists, including Editor-in-Chief Magdi Hussein, will be decided by the Court of Cassation on Sunday. Their lawyers say they are optimistic, writes Khaled Dawoud
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