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5 - 11 October 2000
Issue No. 502
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A MONTH OF NATIONAL PRIDE: Today President Hosni Mubarak will deliver a radio and television broadcast to the nation on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the 6th of October War, which heralded the liberation of Israeli-occupied Egyptian territory. The brief address will outline how the 1973 victory made it possible for Egypt to re-organise its priorities, turning its focus from armed struggle to a struggle to achieve prosperity for its citizens and channeling more funds to development and economic reform. --read on--

'Think again' Sam
A conference on Egyptian-American relations underlined the difficulty of bridging the strategic gaps between Cairo and Washington.Dina Ezzat reports

Summit call
Egypt's pitch at promoting peace in the region includes hosting Arafat-Barak talks, urging a divided Arab world to huddle together and touching base with Syria's freshman president, writes Nevine Khalil

Independents rule the poll
Who's running? Gamal Essam El-Din sums up the electoral scene

Child murder sparks campus fury
While President Mubarak condemned Israel, thousands of students protested in support of Palestinians on university campuses. Nevine Khalil and Fatemah Farag gauge the nation's reaction to Israeli brutality in Palestine

Anwar El-Sadat
VISIONS OF WAR AND PEACE: The above photo -- one of the last to be taken of the late President Anwar El-Sadat -- was shot moments before he was assassinated by hard-line Islamists during a military parade on 6 October 1981. --see caption--

First stop -- Egypt
Vow of silence

Bureaucracy online
Hanging up
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