Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
8 - 14 June 2000
Issue No. 485
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
Made in Egypt

Edward Said
Edward Said
The landscape of opposition

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:

Naom Chomsky
Naom Chomsky:
Coming full circle

Anthony Sattin
Anthony Sattin:
A glimpse of the eternal
Profile by
Fayza Hassan

The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections

Abu Qir discovery
FISHING FOR TREASURE: The basalt head of a Pharaoh receives its first photo opportunity ever after centuries of lying undisturbed on the sea bed of the Bay of Abu Qir.--see caption--

Water world
Underwater archaeologists have disclosed the results of a survey of three submerged cities, off the coast of Abu Qir, Alexandria. Nevine El-Aref dips her toe in the water

Building on Beijing
Delegates and activists converged on New York this week to evaluate progress since the landmark 1995 women's conference in Beijing, writes Dahlia Hammouda

Legal shortcomings
Law 153 -- the shortest-lived in Egyptian history -- has been judged unconstitutional. Mariz Tadros examines the likely ramifications

Azhar censorship zealously defended
Parliament's Religious Affairs Committee this week fervently defended Al-Azhar's censorship role. Gamal Essam El-Din was there

The greater Jihad
The armed resistance of Hizbullah was the single biggest factor behind Israel's defeat in Lebanon. But how will Hizbullah's victory translate politically. Graham Usher reports from Beirut

SudanSeeking troubled shelter
Sarah El-Deeb visited Eritrean refugee camps in the province of Kassala in eastern Sudan and reports on how regional and international conditions seem to be working in favour of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir

When in debt, borrow?
Experts claim the economy may withstand foreign borrowing to cover its deficit -- but for how long? Sherine Abdel Razek seeks an answer

Liberation of the mind
Contention, triumph and a moving statement. Youssef Rakha reviews a week in the life of the nation's cultural dynamos
Thanking Princess Fatma
After long years of neglect, a rare collection of royal heirlooms has found refuge in the former abode of a princess. Gihan Shahine previews a haven for art and history
All the help they can get
When women's value is determined by the number of offspring they are able to produce, many go to extraordinary lengths to conceive. Fayza Hassan explores the vast and secret world of fertility rites
The great desert park
St.Catherine snowJoint efforts concerned with the environmental wealth surrounding St Catherine are drawing dividends -- and some criticism. Ragi Halim looks into the pearl that lies at the heart of south-central Sinai

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Books Books Monthly supplement

Time for results
US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ended her whirlwind tour of the region in Cairo yesterday.
--read on--
Ismaili and Ahli
Grand they were

Ismaili and Ahli produced a European-like performance and put some vigour in the waning seas

Luck of the draw
The draw for the quarter-finals of Africa's three inter-club competitions was, for the most part, kind to Egypt, Abeer Anwar writes

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