Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
14 - 20 September 2000
Issue No. 499
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
On the up and up

Osama El-Ghazali Harb
Osama El-Ghazali Harb
After peace, there's still
a chance

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
Fighting poverty

Hani Shukrallah
Hani Shukrallah:
New York musings

Fathia Nkrumah
Fathia Nkrumah:
to all that
Profile by
Gamal Nkrumah

Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri
Traditions revisited
By Fayza Hassan

Restaurant review
Accursed, of course
Injy El-Kashef's taste-buds are tickled pink

From the archives:
The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections
ArafatThe deal-breaker
Nothing happened on 13 September. So will anything happen in the coming weeks, asks Graham Usher from Jerusalem
Deciding not to decide - twice
My Dream
The greatest show on earth
Forget about the Munchkins. From tomorrow Oz will mean one thing, the Olympics. Inas Mazhar reports on preparations for the real business of winning and losing
Elections 2000
NDPWith parliamentary elections approaching, Al-Ahram Weekly opens a series of special pages, reviewing the platforms, candidates and history of the various political parties and issues. In this first instalment, Gamal Essam El-Din highlights the significance of the changes in the NDP's choice of candidates, profiles some of its most prominent members and interviews Ahmed Abu-Zeid, majority leader of the outgoing People's Assembly
The winds of change
Prospects for change
Islamist mouthpiece remains closed
The government's decision to appeal a court ruling allowing Al-Shaab to resume publication means that for the time being the newspaper will remain closed, reports Khaled Dawoud

'A bad deal is the worst scenario'
While an Israeli-Palestinian deal on final status issues is unlikely to emerge in the coming few weeks, Foreign Minister Amr Moussa tells Hani Shukrallah in New York, a rushed "bad deal" would, he believes, be more problematic than no deal at all

Step to the left, step to the right
Little came out of the Iranian president's trip to New York in terms of improving ties with the "Great Satan." The good news, however, was the restoration of relations between Tehran and Algiers. Azadeh Moaveni watched the leaders perform at the United Nations

A world of meanings
The world's leaders concluded their unprecedented summit at the UN by agreeing on a Millennium Declaration that enshrines a set of values and goals capable of shaping "the global village" at the dawn of a new age. But, writes Hani Shukrallah from New York, nuance is all

Crocodile tears
African leaders at the UN Millennium Summit told their Western counterparts that they are tired of listening to empty, albeit pious, resolutions for poverty eradication, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Pomp and circumstance
No-nonsense New Yorkers put up with the clowning of world leaders at the Millennium Summit, writes Thomas Gorguissian from New York

Small contributions to the show
Olympic GamesOnly 18 medals have been garnered by Egypt throughout the Olympic Games. Nevertheless, behind each one lies a story all its own, Alaa Shahine writes

Our chances in Sydney
Where does Egypt stand at the Olympic Games opening tomorrow? A run-down follows

A pocket full of shows
Nehad Selaiha sifts through her CIFET pickings
Hooligan with a heart

He may not be the star, but Mohamed Saad steals the show. Tarek Atia meets the next Mohamed Heneidi
Front Page
  US Mirror Site (updated on Sunday)
Books Books Monthly supplement

Local power
PRESIDENT Hosni Mubarak inaugurated yesterday Sidi Kreir's power station on the northern coast west of Alexandria --read on--

Money talks
PRIME MINISTER Atef Ebeid inaugurated the annual Euromoney conference in Cairo on Tuesday, reports Sherine Abdel-Razeq --read on--

Oil down
OIL PRICES dropped yesterday but still held above $34 a barrel despite evidence that Saudi Arabia has taken steps to push more crude onto the market --read on--

Summertime lost
Agami, playground of the privileged? Fayza Hassan finds the end of the season pleas

Bahariya Bahariya or bust!
A group of daredevil travellers chose to dodge the standard holiday package deal and opt instead for a trek through the Western desert. Cassandra Vivian casts a dry spell


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