Al-Ahram Weekly On-line
5 - 11 April 2001
Issue No.528
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Talking trade
When President Hosni Mubarak met US President George W Bush this week, they focused on economic issues, Thomas Gorguissian reports from Washington

Selling software stateside
Minister of Technology and Communications Ahmed Nazif tells Nevine Khalil about the ideas he is promoting in the US

Experiences in empowerment
On her trip to the United States, Mrs Suzanne Mubarak learned about children's programmes and informed US officials and activists of women's status in Egypt. Dahlia Hammouda reports

History as plunder
Israel plays antiquities guardian in a game of cultural possession -- but Arabs aren't impressed. Omayma Abdel-Latif tracks Israel's contentious bid for UNESCO's seal of approval

Hungry for change
More than 50 Egyptians went on a hunger strike this week to protest Israel's tight siege of Gaza and the West Bank, reports Khaled Dawoud

Passing the torch
The appointment of Magdi Hussein as secretary-general of the Labour Party ensures continuity in the party's goals and its standoff with the government

The pressure is on
No surrogates allowed
Risk-free security
Shifty sands
Desert finds

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