Al-Ahram Weekly Online   22 - 28 April 2004
Issue No. 687
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Danger zone
For Egypt, Bush's support to Sharon over Israel's unilateral disengagement plan signals the onset of a perilous new era in Middle Eastern politics. Dina Ezzat reports on Cairo's reaction and, below, follows yet another episode of efforts to hold the Arab summit
Denunciation in session
Egyptian MPs agreed that Israel took the green light from the US to kill Al-Rantisi. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Who's to blame?
At a Cairo conference, Mohamed El-Baradei was criticised for his role in nuclear inspections in Iraq, while Israel remains free of blame. The IAEA director-general argued his case. Aziza Sami reports
Facing up to failed development
It is time to own up to the facts of our under-development. Egyptian scholar Nader Fergany gives a daring presentation at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Fatemah Farag reports
On the edge of the abyss -- again
Amidst public anger over the Israeli assassination of Hamas leader Al-Rantisi, Gihan Shahine finds the US has also come under fire for its widely perceived complicity in the bloodshed
Scent of despair
The second assassination of a Hamas leader in under a month has left the Arab peoples numb. Yasmine El-Rashidi gauges the sentiment on Cairo's streets
Building dreams
This week, the sun-disk edifice housing the Bibliotheca Alexandrina was internationally celebrated as an outstanding feat of engineering. Fatemah Farag attended

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