Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
31 August - 6 September 2000
Issue No. 497
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
the UN

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
The new
arms race

Hani Shukrallah

Hani Shukrallah
All roads lead
to the lawn

  Mahmoud Hemeida
Mahmoud Hemeida:
The penguin takes flight

Profile by
Fatemah Farag

Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri
By Fayza Hassan

Restaurant review
of the sea

Injy El-Kashef dons helmet and boots

From the archives:
The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections

Eye on the hour
A peace agreement is imminent, or is it? Nevine Khalil examines the diplomatic initiatives that are now running against the clock

A 'creative' deal?
Arafat's only way out? Dina Ezzat writes on Egyptian ideas over Jerusalem

Israel's dress rehearsals
Israel has been launching some extensive military operations in the West Bank of late. Graham Usher in Jerusalem asks why

Parliament with a difference?
As the countdown begins for parliamentary elections, Omayma Abdel-Latif reports on a new breed of candidate which could change the face of the country's legislature

Lakah buys time
Rumoured to have fled the country to escape LE1.2 billion in unpaid debts, businessman Rami Lakah is now negotiating with his creditors. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Succession contest turns ugly
In the midst of squabbles, accusations and counter-accusations, more than 1,000 Wafd Party members are preparing to elect a new chairman tomorrow. Shaden Shehab follows the competition

Eyes on Dimona
A report by a Washington-based organisation has raised concerns in Egypt about Israel's expanding nuclear capability, shielded from the public for decades. Omayma Abdel-Latif reports

Iran Dashing expectations, Lebanon's opposition made a strong showing in the first of the two phases of the country's parliamentary elections. However, no one was surprised by Syria's involvement in the process. From Beirut, Ranwa Yehia and Zeina Khodr examine the results ahead of next Sunday's final phase
A lighter Syrian shadow
Uneasy bedfellows

Somalia's National Peace and Reconciliation Conference in Djibouti and Nigeria's return to civilian rule are shining examples of democracy taking a tenuous hold in Africa. Formidable problems still lie ahead with militarism, home-grown and foreign, threatening to nip the promising trends in the bud, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Heaven help us

Give peace a chance

Dial a fatwa
If people can dial a number to inquire about the weather or their horoscope, why not a number to ask those nitty-gritty questions about Islam? Nadia Abou El-Magd gives the Islamic Line a ring
'I want
to see the air'

It is 40 days since the death of Sabry Ragheb. To commemorate his arba'in Nevine Guindy, a pupil of the painter in her youth and, until his death last month, one of Ragheb's most devoted disciples, remembers her life long apprenticeship with the artist
Front Page
  US Mirror Site (updated on Sunday)

No ransom
IN HIS first ever appearance before the foreign press, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son, Seif Al-Islam, promised on Tuesday to publish the secret details of the negotiations to release Western hostages held by Muslim rebels in the Philippines.

Campus anger
IRAN's mainstream reformers scrambled yesterday to head off rising anger on university campuses following five days of vigilante violence against students.

No spying
THE HEAD of the new UN weapons inspection agency ruled out any attempt by his experts to spy on Iraq if they were allowed into the country.

In the shadow of Amun
Relics of an ancient civilisation centred around the worship of Amun have found their way east to the land of the rising sun and are winding up on a US tour. It's a small world, after all, writes Nevine El-Aref

One smooth Scot
So good has Peter Nicol become, his victories seem effortless. Nashwa Abdel-Tawab reports on the world's number one near-flawless win in Giza


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