Al-Ahram Weekly Online   7 - 13 August 2008
Issue No. 909
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Feud foils mediators
Aggravated inter-Palestinian strife is proving hard for mediators to contain, Dina Ezzat reports
Sovereignty over rights
Saadeddin Ibrahim and allegations on minority rights spark renewed tensions between Cairo and Washington, Dina Ezzat reports
Another brick in the wall
After two months of tension a solution has been proposed to the dispute surrounding Abu Fana Monastery. Not everyone is pleased, though, reports Reem Leila
Spiritually home
The 19th-Dynasty green ushabti statuette (spirit model) of a woman named Hener is back home after travelling abroad for two decades, Nevine El-Aref reports
Keeping it in the family
An amendment penalising anyone preventing a woman from receiving her inheritance could be challenged by tradition, writes Reem Leila
Anyone remember seatbelts?
How seriously should the new traffic law be taken, asks Shaden Shehab
Abnegating responsibility
In an interview with Gamal Essam El-Din the Chairman of the People's Assembly Transport Committee Hamdi El-Tahhan takes the government to task for a series of tragic accidents
Bespoke hygiene
Reem Leila attends two different preparatory seminars ahead of the Sixth International Conference on Avian Influenza and finds international strategies finally being tailored to local needs

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