Al-Ahram Ueekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
13 - 19 July 2000
Issue No. 490
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Making history at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Constitutional Court's landmark ruling -- that judges should have full authority to oversee parliamentary elections -- may prove a turning point in the nation's political history. Gamal Essam El-Din analyses the ramifications

Tempered jubilation
The court's ruling was welcomed by opposition parties although they remain wary of the government's response. Nadia Abou El-Magd reports

The judges are coming
Omayma Abdel-Latif gauges the reaction of the judges

The burden of proof
As prosecutors gather evidence against jailed NGO figure Saadeddin Ibrahim, Jailan Halawi and Mariz Tadros report on the implications regarding civil freedoms

Accommodating political Islam
Secularists and Islamists considered ways of mutual accommodation but, as Omayma Abdel-Latif reports, the road ahead appears very long

Into the danger zone
The current heat wave is only a piece in the puzzle of extreme weather conditions that have increasingly been plaguing planet Earth. Fatemah Farag joins the temperature-braving crowd

An explosive mystery
Unexplained explosions shook the eastern suburbs of Cairo last week

Lawyers unite in anger
Lawyers are determined to stage a general work stoppage unless the government sets a date for the delayed Bar Association elections. Mona El-Nahhas reports

No mystery here
The theft of six Mameluke-era coins from an exhibition in Alexandria's Qait Bey fortress has the SCA more than a little miffed about sloppy museum security. Nevine El-Aref follows up

Criminal negligence
Clever kids
Libyans flying again
Pulling the plug
Deadly sermons
Fatal heat
Fatal collapse
Felony born


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