Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 December 2008
Issue No. 925
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Juggling the questions
MPs may have tabled a record number of interpellations but few are likely to be discussed, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
The pilgrims' progress
Egyptians demonstrate demanding passage for Palestinian pilgrims seeking to travel to Mecca. The situation at the Rafah crossing, though, remains confused, with Hamas preventing pilgrims from entering Egypt, reports Reem Leila
A matter of security
Will last week's court ruling ending the presence of security personnel at Cairo University be shelved, asks Mona El-Nahhas
More effort needed
Reviewing the UNDP Governorates Human Development Reports, Reem Leila notes that much remains to be done before Egypt meets the Millennium Development Goals
Hopes for conciliation
The authorities appear to be softening their tone towards Sinai's Bedouins following unrest across the peninsula, reports Amirah Ibrahim
Violent crime wave
Reem Leila delves beneath the headlines

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