Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 January 2008
Issue No. 878
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Qaddafi in town
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for a three-day visit that began with talks with President Hosni Mubarak...
Aid and abet
The future of US aid is expected to be decided in 2008, reports Doaa El-Bey
Off limits and beyond the borders
Has the time come for Egypt to re-visit its relationship with Israel? Dina Ezzat asks
As good as it gets, for now
Larijani's visit to Cairo continues to improve ties between Egypt and Iran but Rasha Saad asks whether it is enough to restore diplomatic relations
Sarkozy's real 'proposal'
Dina Ezzat examines what the French president actually had to offer -- besides his female companion -- on his first visit to Egypt
Nazif under fire
Gamal Essam El-Din reports on attacks by MPs on the government's economic record
Fowl reaction
As more victims fall prey to Avian Influenza, Reem Leila highlights the weaknesses of national awareness campaigns to combat the disease
Elections results questioned
The ruling NDP is accused of rigging the parliamentary by-elections of two Cairo districts, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Death traps we live in
As evidenced by the deadly fall of the building in Alexandria, crumbling houses are a frequent occurrence in Egypt. Reem Leila reports on the latest such tragedy
Revisions and reintegration
Society must embrace, rather than question, the renunciation of violence by what was once one of Egypt's most militant Islamic groups, writes Jailan Halawi
Unwelcome pilgrims
Local residents want to see the Jewish festival at the shrine of Abu Hasira in Damanhour stopped, writes Mohamed El-Sayed
Message in a bottle
The quality of bottled water has become a source of concern and contention. Reem Leila sees what's not fit to drink

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