Al-Ahram Weekly Online   23 - 29 March 2006
Issue No. 787
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Serious symptoms
Despite the death of Egypt's first human victim of avian flu, reports Reem Leila, carelessness remains rampant
Left out and hurt
Abbas and the PLO executive committee reject Hamas' programme for government, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Israel's superfluous election
Ehud Olmert's greatest challenger in the Israeli elections is apathy, writes Graham Usher in Jerusalem
Pressing ahead with protest
Shaden Shehab finds that journalists are adamant about taking whatever steps are necessary to force the government to abandon prison sentences for publication offences
The royal purpose
The visit to Egypt by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall is celebrated as a golden opportunity to mend fences between the West and the Islamic world. Gamal Nkrumah and Mohamed El-Sayed trace the royal couple's trail
'Now Danes respect Muslims'
In an interview with Al-Ahram Weekly, Islamic preacher Amr Khaled tells Gihan Shahine about the results of the controversial Copenhagen conference
Weight loss
Egypt's role in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict appears to be slipping, reports Dina Ezzat
Starving Gaza
Amid immense strains on Gaza's economy, officials continue to deal with significant security issues, writes Erica Silverman
Trading between issues
The US is facing deadlock over Iran's nuclear file; a breakthrough, however, might be possible on Iraq, Rasha Saad reports
The gentle art of making enemies
As a third round of national unity talks kicks off, there is still no show of compromise from any of the participants, Serene Assir reports
Bubbles burst
Waleid Gamal Eldien examines the causes, and fall out, of Black Tuesday's run on share prices
France takes to the streets
Protests that saw up to a million people on the streets of French cities last weekend could spell the end of prime minister Dominique de Villepin's presidential ambitions, writes David Tresilian in Paris
Snubbing Dubai
Dubai ports debacle threatens the US trade agenda in the Middle East, writes Emad Mekay from Washington
Belarus opts for its Batka
From Moscow Shohdy Naguib assesses the intricacies of the presidential elections in Belarus
Dancing at its best
Spills and thrills: Amal Choucri Catta finds them all in Ukraine
Continuity in stone
Once again at the Aswan Sculpture Symposium, Nevine El-Aref marks a special round
A day to treasure
Ghada Abd El-Kader bears witness to two conjunctions of heroism and hope
New York

A thousand-strong march in New York defied government policy and condemned the ongoing US-led occupation of Iraq, three years after the launch of the invasion...

Islam and globanalisation
By Hamid Dabashi
Blaming the lobby
By Joseph Massad
Surface evidence
By Jenny Jobbins


State terrorism
Israel's raid on a Jericho prison exposes the worthlessness of international guarantees, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Revisiting the 'Eastern Question'
Players, not tactics, have changed in the West's attempts to control the Middle East, writes Hassan Nafaa
Al-Jazeera goes English
Credited with reviving journalism in the Middle East, Al-Jazeera needs more than a pinch of luck to meet the next big challenge it has set for itself, writes Ayman El-Amir
In Focus: War by proxy
Galal Nassar assesses the likelihood, or not, of the US and its allies launching a military strike against Iran
The Arab exit
By Salama A Salama

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