Al-Ahram Weekly Online   1 - 7 November 2007
Issue No. 869
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Shifting focus
The NDP's ninth congress opens on Saturday with socio-economic issues at the top of its agenda, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Condoned by the victims
Egyptian women remain far too often subordinate to the supremacy of men. Reem Leila attended a conference addressing violence and discrimination against women
Aga Khan Trust revives the Middle Ages
The Khayrbek and Umm Al-Sultan Shaaban monumental complexes, two of the finest examples of Islamic mediaeval architecture in the Darb Al-Ahmar district of Cairo, have been restored. Nevine El-Aref was at the opening ceremony
Viral mutations
The WHO is continuing to warn against the threat posed by Avian Flu. But is anyone listening?
When the campaign turns ugly
Will the Press Syndicate elections allow journalists to get their own house in order, wonders Shaden Shehab
University politics
Campus elections have again become the site of violence between security forces and students, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Matters of judgement
With his latest fatwa still the focus of controversy, the grand sheikh of Al-Azhar seems determined to continue to shock the public, writes Mona El-Nahhas

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