Al-Ahram Weekly Online   9 - 15 October 2008
Issue No. 917
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Living up to challenges
Dina Ezzat listens in as President Mubarak uses his speech on the 35th anniversary of the October War to rekindle the spirit of a glorious event
Hanging on
Egypt is determined to keep Palestinian-Israeli negotiations going, which means propping up Abbas, Dina Ezzat reports
Cairo in Baghdad
Egypt is not fast-tracking bilateral relations with Iraq, but it is moving them from the slow lane, Dina Ezzat reports
Slogans and substance
For the second year the NDP places social justice atop its conference agenda, writes Gamal Essam El-Din
Race to the border
The drama of 11 kidnapped tourists has ended, though what exactly happened remains unclear, reports Mohamed Safwat
Unsafe streets
The Eid was once again marred by attacks against women in the streets of Mohandessin. Reem Leila reports on the growing problem of sexual harassment
Don't hold your breath
Will elections at the Bar Association go ahead? No one is sure, writes Mona El-Nahhas
Pirates of Somalia
Egypt is joining the rest of the world in taking steps to fight piracy off the Somali coasts, Dina Ezzat reports
Nuclear wrangling
In the name of peace, Arabs and others speak out against Israel's nuclear arsenal and Western double standards, Mustafa Abdallah writes from Vienna
Climbing on the bandwagon
Recent calls that the UK must compensate Egypt for its occupation of the country are unlikely to be heeded, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Heritage in flames
Restoration of the National Theatre has begun after the building was gutted by fire. What, asks Nevine El-Aref, can be done to protect cultural institutions from succumbing to similar disasters?
Battling for access
Should children suffer when the relationship between their parents breaks down? Not according to a new pressure group, reports Reem Leila

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