Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
4 - 10 May 2000
Issue No. 480
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
Counting the credit

Edward Said
Edward Said:
Cultural politics

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
The UN Impasse (2)

Mamdouh El-Beltagui
Interview with Mamdouh El-Beltagui

Ahmed El-Amawy
Labour and liberalisation

Interview with Ahmed El-Amawy

Laura Laurella
Laura Laurella:
Profile by
Fayza Hassan

Temple of Ramses II
Let there be light
Abu Simbel gives a new spin on an old game. Nevine El-Aref sees Egypt's latest sound-and-light phenomenon

Business as usual
A coalition crisis and endless talk of peace while building settlements in the West Bank -- little changes in Israel, writes Graham Usher from Jerusalem

Overseeing human rights
The announcement of a government-sponsored human rights council has triggered mixed reactions, writes Amira Howeidy

Farewell to terrorism
The interior minister has confirmed that the release of suspected militants is a continuing process that is part of a comprehensive security strategy, reports Khaled Dawoud

Market poised for recovery
Recently announced government plans have cleared the hanging over Egypt's capital market. Sherine Abdel-Razek reports

Ballot blowing in the wind
Having cast their ballots once, Iranians now wonder why the fate of their parliament is so uncertain. Azadeh Moaveni charts the confusion in Tehran

Global warming
Labour Day marches opposed the global corporate establishment and were marked by growing expressions of international solidarity, writes Faiza Rady

TangoSalsa nights
Latin fever is sweeping the capital. Pascale Ghazaleh dips a toe gingerly into a new and spicy subculture
Hohey hunters
A spoonful of honey
In which, with ears a-buzzing, Fayza Hassan follows the honey trail
CraftWomen set to propel development
Women need more support to successfully start their own small businesses and fulfil their role in development, reports Shaimaa Labib
Trot my dear, don't run
Endurance RideAs qualifications for the 1st International Al-Ahram Al-Arabi Endurance Ride continued last week, 100 horses pushed themselves to the limit and, in many cases, beyond. Nashwa Abdel-Tawab questions the humanity of the sport

Front Page

The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections

Palmyra talks
TODAY in Palmyra, Syria, Foreign Minister Amr Moussa, his Saudi counterpart Saud Al-Faisal and their host Farouk Al-Sharaa are meeting again in an effort to map out future Arab action on the peace process and inter-Arab relations. Dina Ezzat reports

Trial begins
THE LONG-awaited trial of two Libyans accused of killing 270 people in the 1988 PanAm airliner bombing over Lockerbie opened yesterday in Camp Zeist, the Netherlands, with the defence counsel pointing the finger at Palestinian groups. --read on--

Marianne Khoury
Khaireya Khairy meets a woman of substance -- and determination

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