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2 - 8 November 2000
Issue No. 506
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Arafat and MubarakA passing cloud
IN AN INDICATION that a "summer cloud" in Egyptian-Palestinian relations is clearing, high-level talks took place this week at the Red Sea resort of Sharm Al-Sheikh, reports Nevine Khalil

Schroeder begins peace tour
Germany's Chancellor Schroeder visited Cairo at the start of a six-stop peace tour in the region. Nevine Khalil looks at his political agenda and Niveen Wahish follows up on the economic dimension

Prized tolerance
Pope Shenouda has been named UNESCO's man of tolerance for the year 2000. Omayma Abdel-Latif reports on a commitment that earned him an award intended to honour the memory of Mahatma Gandhi

Crashing waves
Al-Jazira, the controversial Qatari satellite news channel, was once again under Egyptian media fire. Nadia Abou El-Magd reports

HOOPLAAnother bad day at the office
The ruling NDP took another beating in parliamentary elections while the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood continued to surprise. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Against the odds
How did the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood manage to defy the odds stacked against them and achieve remarkable electoral gains? Omayma Abdel-Latif presses for answers

Electioneering's new face
What's new in campaign advertising in this year's parliamentary elections? Tarek Atia broaches some of the rumours surrounding the money spent by candidates on their ad campaigns and examines some of the new methods of self-promotion

Communities in contest
Tribal tensions and cultural ties set the stage for pitched battles among constituencies in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Aswan, reports Amira Ibrahim

Nasserist-NDP run-off
IN THE Nile Delta governorate of Kafr Al-Sheikh, security was tight near polling stations, reports Mona El-Nahhas

Brotherhood ahead
CONTINUING their good showing, candidates of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, running as independents, achieved decent results in the Nile Delta province of Gharbiya, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

Kinship rules
SUNDAY'S election day in the Nile Delta governorate of Daqahliya was a day for expressing kinship loyalty, reports Soha Abdelaty

Dead men don't vote
The Interior Ministry removed some 250,000 invalid names from voters lists -- mostly deceased and emigrants. But, as Khaled Dawoud discovers after touring polling stations in Sharqiya governorate, the ballot process still has some glitches

Loss compounded
THE 31ST of October marked the first anniversary of the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 217 persons on board, Amira Ibrahim reports

All lined up
Mini-buses, macro violators
Hazardous classrooms
Lethal school

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