Al-Ahram Ueekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
11 - 17 May 2000
Issue No. 481
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

The dash ahead of the deadline
Assad and Mubarak As the clock ticks towards the 7 July deadline for Israel's unilateral withdrawal from southern Lebanon, Damascus and Cairo are involved in intensive consultations. Nevine Khalil reports
Catching up with global progress
Denying reports of his impending candidacy in the coming general elections, Gamal Mubarak, a member of the ruling party and spokesman for the Egyptian-American Presidents' Council, insisted that the overall economic picture in Egypt was reassuring
Coordinating the war on terrorism
ARAB interior and justice ministers ended their meeting in Tunis on 3 May by endorsing the procedures to implement the Arab Treaty on Combating Terrorism.-read on-
Love moves in mysterious ways
As the computer virus "I Love You" wormed its way to Egypt last week, Yasmine El-Rashidi traced its path
A storybook success
The American University in Cairo Press commemorates 40 successful years of doing business. Dahlia Hammouda writes
Rights NGO wins legal status
By signing an agreement with the Arab Organisation for Human Rights that affirms its legality, the government has shown its willingness to accommodate non-governmental human rights groups, reports Dina Ezzat
Students riot over novel
Calm has been restored to Al-Azhar University following student demonstrations against a Syrian-authored book denounced by the students as blasphemous. Meanwhile, the government has banned the book. Jailan Halawi reports
A place for the Brotherhood
Having announced that its members will contest the coming parliamentary elections, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is keeping a low profile, reports Omayma Abdel-Latif
A university storm
Although government officials affirm that a new draft law governing universities is intended to upgrade educational standards, experts insist that some of its provisions represent a setback. Shaden Shehab reviews the debate
Sitting in at the Bar
With cries of injustice and affront, lawyers of the long-troubled Bar Association are up in arms over last month's decision to extend judicial supervision, Mona El-Nahhas reports
Debating Holocaust denial
The libel trial initiated by David Irving, a British revisionist historian of Nazi Germany, against one of his critics has resurrected some nasty intellectual ghosts in Europe. Nadia Abou El-Magd reports on how the controversy is viewed on this side of the Mediterranean
Acid waves
Military talks in Europe
Demolition bewilderment
Bin Laden's men
Safe campaign
Variety on air
Four chickens and a rooster

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