Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 June 2008
Issue No. 900
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

No easy answers
The UN food summit issues its recommendations amid calls for greater regional, as well as international, cooperation, reports Doaa El-Bey
Conciliatory gestures
A NEW head of the State Council has been chosen, ending a two-week crisis...
Happy but heedful
University professors are voicing reservations about the state plan to raise their monthly pay, reports Mona El-Nahhas
Rights of passage
An avenue of sphinxes to mark the funeral processions of the sacred Apis bulls and the superstructure of an unidentified pyramid were found this week at Saqqara, reports Nevine El-Aref
Bird flu won't fly away
Over a quarter of Egyptians who are aware of the dangers of bird flu continue to raise birds at home despite warnings that this could spread the deadly disease. Reem Leila presents a recent government poll revealing many other facts
Just a coincidence?
After more than a year of relative tranquillity, recent clashes between Muslims and Christians have again raised the spectre of sectarian discord in Egypt, Reem Leila reports
Right to remarry
The marriage of convenience between the Coptic Church and rights activists is on the rocks, writes Gamal Nkrumah. And still there is no divorce in sight

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