Al-Ahram Weekly Online   30 March - 5 April 2006
Issue No. 788
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Another anti-climax
What is the Arab public supposed to make of the Khartoum summit? Dina Ezzat, in the Sudanese capital, finds no clear answer
Finished with Likud
It was poverty not disengagement that determined the outcome of the Israeli elections, writes Graham Usher in Jerusalem
Approved
Khaled Amayreh reports from the West Bank as the Legislative Council approves a Hamas-led cabinet
The sleeping giant
Abbas Kadhim reviews the reasons behind the strained relations between the US ambassador and Iraq's Shia
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
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
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
No consensus
Serene Assir reports as the Lebanese National Dialogue once again faces a deadlock
Second post
The surprise appointment of a new Syrian vice-president sparks debate on how far this may affect the country's future, Sami Moubayed reports from Damascus
Roman recant
Three years on, Daniela Pioppi writes about the reasons behind the decline of the once active anti-war movement in Italy
No more idle chatter
Telecom Egypt has raised its charges in order to finance further investment in services, reports Niveen Wahish
No place like Liberia
Charles Taylor's extradition from Nigeria to his native Liberia is replete with ramifications for other African leaders accused of human rights violations and war crimes, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Bucolic horror
Youssef Abu Raya's novel Laylat 'Urs, which will appear in an English translation later this year after winning the American University in Cairo's 2005 Naguib Mahfouz medal, depicts a suffocating reality through the prism of village life, writes Ibrahim Fathi
Staging tolerance
Nehad Selaiha applauds the current Christian initiative in Egypt to promote theatre and the arts
Off stage
Dena Rashed explores a not so classical lifestyle
Death or dare
For Amira El-Noshokaty, the game gets serious
Fayoum's ancient quarry under threat
An ancient quarry rich in natural and cultural heritage is a potential site for nomination to the UNESCO's World Heritage List, says Nadja Tomoum
Screens
Nesmahar Sayed seeks a way out of the crystal labyrinth
Egypt

YESTERDAY, 10.40 GMT, and the sun suddenly disappeared in Sallum..
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Pattern on the sand
By Abdel-Wahab El-Messiri
Scenarios of an American strike
By Mustafa El-Labbad

 

A marriage made in hell
Washington's wedding of democratic evangelism to destructive military campaigns and quasi-racist wars has set democratisation back by decades, writes Gamil Mattar
Tug of war
Ibrahim Nafie examines the double bind of Arab aid to the Palestinians and the position of Hamas
No fig leaf
We always talk of corruption; rarely do we ask how it came about, writes Amin Howeidy
Unexpected gifts
Iran's regional influence has never been stronger. And all, writes Ibrahim Nawar , thanks to the United States
In Focus: A deathly certainty
Galal Nassar marvels at the insouciance with which the US administration claims right is on its side
Editorial: Just say no

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