Al-Ahram Weekly Online   30 October - 5 November 2008
Issue No. 920
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Time to reflect
The ruling NDP begins its fifth annual conference on Saturday, placing the emphasis on social justice against a background that includes the international financial crisis, Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Election spillover
How will the results of the US election affect Egyptian-US ties? Dina Ezzat looks for answers in Cairo, Anayat Durrani in Washington
To come together
For Cairo, Palestinian reconciliation is taking priority over Palestinian-Israeli negotiations -- at least for now, Dina Ezzat reports
Compounding the loss
Almost two months after a landslide buried residents of Dweiqa rescue workers are still uncovering bodies, Reem Leila reports
'Committed to reform'
Alieddin Hilal, NDP secretary for media affairs, tells Assem El-Kersh and Shaden Shehab that there will be no surprises at the NDP conference, and no talk of succession
Worst case scenarios
Global plans to tackle any possible bird flu pandemic dominated an international ministerial conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, reports Reem Leila
The other election circus
The "Jewish lobby" scuttles yet another political leader, observes Khaled Amayreh in occupied East Jerusalem
Crossing the line
The US made an unprecedented air attack on Syria. Bassel Oudat tries to fathom Washington's logic
Desperately seeking Europe
The EU doesn't seem eager to sign a partnership agreement with Syria in the near future
Turkish 'democracy'?
The debate in Turkey over the political role of the country's highest court masks an underlying struggle between two undemocratic forces, reports Gareth Jenkins
The Weekly kicks off the debate of how best to reshape the Egyptian-American relationship after eight tense years of the George W Bush administration with an assessment of this complex association.
Not eye to eye
Speaking to Al-Ahram Weekly, Ambassador Nabil Fahmi says the next US administration must adopt a new foreign policy style
Principles and partnership
How do partners determine the guidelines of a healthy relationship? Al-Ahram Weekly asks Ambassador Margaret Scobey
Play it safe
No need to start sewing your savings into the mattress yet, just watch where you are putting your money, experts tell Niveen Wahish
Love in twos
Nashwa Abdel-Tawab discovers the difficulty involved in raising twins is belittled by the sheer beauty of the experience
Luckier than most
Placed in a relatively mild African qualifying group, Egypt have a more than decent chance of going to the 2010 World Cup

Syrians prepare to bury relatives who were killed in an unprecedented US military raid on a Syrian village near the Iraqi border that left eight people dead...

Two observations
By Azmi Bishara


No more silence
By Amira El-Noshokaty


The GEM of history
By Nevine El-Aref


The Ex-Presidents Club
Conscience and regard for truth do not always appear prerequisite values for high office, to the cost of us all, writes Assem El-Kersh
For citizen and country
Egypt's ruling party is still out of touch, oblivious to the demands and opposed to the rights of the people, writes Khalil El-Anani
Washington shake-up
It is within the US Democrats' grasp to get the presidency and strong control of Capitol Hill, writes James Zogby

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