Al-Ahram Ueekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
13 - 19 April 2000
Issue No. 477
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

Racing the clock
Cairo listened first hand this week to the viewpoints of most peace process protagonists, but the picture remains bleak, writes Nevine Khalil

President Hosni Mubarak received on Monday a delegation of the Jewish European Conference (JEC) --read on--

Speaking IT
IN LINE with presidential directives, the cabinet will closely follow up the implementation of government plans for technology transfer --read on--

IT sets the pace
It seems that other concerns are starting to take precedence over the Middle East peace process in Egyptian-US collaboration. Dina Ezzat reports

Dealing with division
The Egyptian-Libyan peace initiative in Sudan is obliged to come to grips with the problem of a divided Sudanese opposition

Nurturing talent
Egypt's top-performing children must be challenged to greater heights if the nation is to achieve a world-class educational system. Dahlia Hammouda writes

Opposition rails against electoral reform bills
Following a debate which has raged for months, parliament has approved two government-sponsored amendments to the Political Rights and People's Assembly Laws. Gamal Essam El-Din attends

Judging the poll
Judges are calling for additional legislative modifications reports Omayma Abdel-Latif, to guarantee that their supervision of the forthcoming parliamentary elections will be more than superficial

A weekly taste of culture
This week will see one more publication joining the stacks of magazines and newspapers on Cairo streets -- a weekly Arabic-language cultural-cum-political newspaper. Fatemah Farag reports on the new Al-Qahira

Celebrating Le Monde
Celebrating the launch in Egypt of the Middle East edition of the French daily Le Monde provided an occasion to affirm the special relation between Egypt and France. Nadia Abou El Magd attended

As the world turns
Is there such a thing as gravity? Posing this and similar questions, a recently published book underlines, once again, the tenuous relationship between religion and science. Fatemah Farag reports as Newton rolls over in his grave

Al-Shaab appeal rejected
Three journalists sentenced to jail terms for libelling Agriculture Minister Youssef Wali will have to spend a few months in prison before the Court of Cassation hands down a final verdict, reports Khaled Dawoud

Detained for deriding Islam
A writer accused of attacking Islam, has been ordered by the state prosecutor to be remanded into custody for 15 days. Jailan Halawi reviews the case

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