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28 Sep. - 4 Oct. 2000
Issue No. 501
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
Votes that count

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
Breakdown or breakthrough?

Hani Shukrallah
Hani Shukrallah:
New eggs for old

Abdel-Aziz El-Shafei
Abdel-Aziz El-Shafei:
The moral of the sport
Profile by
Fatemah Farag

Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri
Comfort food
By Fayza Hassan

Restaurant review
Little green men
Inji El-Kashef makes contact

From the archives:
The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections
Special Supplement: Nasser's promise
Gamal Abdel-NasserGamal Abdel-Nasser died 30 years ago today. He was mourned as no other leader had been before, and none has been since. And despite the best efforts of his enemies, his memory continues to occupy pride of place in the hearts and minds of millions of Egyptians, many of whom had not even been born when he led his nation on that roller-coaster ride through history: agrarian reform, Bandung, the nationalisation of the Suez Canal, the Aswan High Dam...--read on--
Liberating Nasser's legacy
Elections 2000
Saad ZaghloulThe largest of Egypt's legal opposition parties and boasting a heritage as old as parliamentary democracy in the country, today's Wafd Party is hardly even a shadow of its old self. In the third instalment of Al-Ahram Weekly's survey of the forthcoming parliamentary elections' main contenders, Shaden Shehab finds signs of revival
Renewal for old glory's sake
'As ready as we could be'

Election fever
The battle lines of the coming parliamentary elections are being drawn, reports Gamal Essam El-Din, with a record number of candidates standing

NGO case un-closed
State prosecutors are readying to throw the book at leading NGO figure Saadeddin Ibrahim and his associates, but defenders maintain the charges hardly come with national interest in mind, reports Jailan Halawi

Labour besieged
The Labour Party has received another blow with the Court of Cassation confirming sentences of imprisonment and hefty fines against four journalists from its suspended mouthpiece, Al-Shaab, reports Khaled Dawoud

Defining full supervision
Judges, entrusted with fully supervising forthcoming parliamentary elections, tell Omayma Abdel-Latif they are intent on testing the scope of their mandate

Businessmen held to account
The saga of businessmen Rami Lakah and Mustafa El-Beleidi continues this week with startling new developments. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Looking for innovative ideas
The sky is the limit for dot-com startups in Egypt, but certain issues need to be addressed first, writes Niveen Wahish

Desperate remedies
Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat held a "successful" meeting on Monday -- but it was for Barak's benefit, reports Graham Usher from Jerusalem

Death siege defied
IraqThe Russian and French planes which flew to Baghdad this week may have signalled the beginning of the end to the 10-year UN embargo on Iraq, writes Salah Hemeid

Race for East Jerusalem
The next six weeks have been deemed "critical" for the Oslo process. But for the Palestinians in East Jerusalem it is the next three years that will determine their political and social existence. Graham Usher reports from Jerusalem

The Jewish question
The suspension of the security clearance of US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk raises the question of dual loyalty, writes Thomas Gorguissian from Washington

Confer and contrast
Mona Anis joins Egyptian men of letters at the seaside. But what on earth were they doing in Mersa Matrouh, and why?

News of a pronouncement
Youssef Rakha leafs through the cultural press

Egyptian culture online
Amina Elbendary logs on to the Ministry of Culture's cyber and digital projects

Front Page
  US Mirror Site (updated on Sunday)
Too much to say
Ahmed Atef tackles big questions with little tales in the prize-winning Omar 2000. Tarek Atia talks to the new director about issues of censorship, plot and the madness within

Tongue-tied in Istanbul
If you thought you were going to notch another Arab city on your traveller's belt, a swing through Istanbul will be staggering. Welcome to Europe, writes Nyier Abdou
Abdel-Rahman Hammad
Three for the Arabs
Bronze seems to be the colour most popular with the region's countries


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