Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
23 - 29 December 1999
Issue No. 461
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

Closing Arab ranks
President Mubarak took a packed agenda with him as he embarked on a four-country Gulf tour this week. Nevine Khalil reviews the outcome
King Fahd Sheikh Zayed Al-Nahyyan

Ahmed Zewail and Hosni Mubarak

Femto hero comes home

Nobel laureate Ahmed Zewail was feted by a jubilant nation this week. Tarek Atia reports

Low-cost housing and leave-without-pay for all
The government's policy statement outlined two programmes for addressing social inequality and speeding up growth rates. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
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TV channels not for sale
There will be no privatisation of satellite television channels, but as Hanan Sabra finds out, privately-owned and -run channels are under consideration

Breaking the chains
A team of young mentally-handicapped athletes was honoured last week for their achievements in sports, Dahlia Hammouda reports

Questions of personal status
A draft law related to personal status litigation has revived the controversy of whether the emancipation of women or safeguarding the family should have priority. Mariz Tadros gauges the reactions
Businesswoman faces extradition
Aleyya El-Ayyouti, a banker who fled the country in June to dodge trial for financial malpractices, has been arrested by the Interpol in France. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
AL-AHRAM'S LOSS: Samia El-GuindiOur dear colleague Samia El-Guindi, deputy managing editor of Al-Ahram and chief of the newspaper's foreign news features department, died last Thursday following a sudden heart attack. She was 52. She will be sorely missed by the staff of Al-Ahram Weekly who extend their most heartfelt condolences to her family. --read on--
Any old reason
How does the state refute the arguments made by former militants in their quest for legality? Amira Howeidy reviews the Political Parties Committee's reasons for quashing the attempt to establish Al-Shari'a Party


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