Al-Ahram Weekly Online   30 March - 5 April 2006
Issue No. 788
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Engaged to disengage
Egypt is again trying to contain the turbulence on its eastern border
A passion awakened
A film on the life of Jesus Christ is causing uproar, writes Hani Mustafa
Family defends murder suspect
The family of Mohamed Ali, who is accused of the gruesome murder of 10 people in Al-Minya last December, claim he was forced to confess of a crime he did not commit. Pierre Loza listens
Not present
Mubarak's absence from the Arab summit cast a shadow over the proceedings. Al-Ahram Weekly asked Foreign Minister Abul-Gheit about his reaction
Re-introducing Gamal Mubarak
Questions about the political future of president Mubarak's son resurfaced this week after a live prime-time television interview, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Inching towards reform
Government promises of political and legislative change have yet to convince opposition forces, writes Gamal Essam El-Din
United against empire
As Washington ratchets up tension against both Iran and Syria, the Cairo fourth anti-war conference expressed its solidarity with the Iraqi and Palestinian resistance and threw its weight behind Tehran's right to possess nuclear weapons, reports Amira Howeidy
As controversial as ever
Tempers flared after Egyptian and French investigators provided differing conclusions for the 2004 Flash Airlines crash. Amirah Ibrahim reports
The monogamous twitch
Nader Habib weighs in the recent administrative court ruling giving Copts the right to divorce and re-marry
Right of return
Are Nubians in Egypt really comparable to the Palestinian diaspora? Rania Khallaf investigates

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