Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 February 2009
Issue No. 933
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Edging forward slowly
Doaa El-Bey follows efforts to put inter-Palestinian talks and the Hamas-Israel truce back on track
Bolstering tourism
The global financial crisis is having a significant impact on Egypt's tourism sector. But, writes Reem Leila, there are ways out
Half a century of enlightenment
Egypt's Ministry of Culture celebrated its 50th anniversary at this year's Cairo International Book Fair. Nevine El-Aref was there
Upbeat about the economy
Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif told the Shura Council this week that though Egypt is not immune to the global financial crisis, the economy is strong enough to ride out the storm
Clashes over spiralling debts
Chairman of the Central Audit Agency Gawdat El-Malt has launched a scathing attack on the government of Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, complaining about Egypt's escalating public debts, Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Maintaining food confidence
Rumours about the distribution of dioxins-contaminated food have left people asking questions about what is fit to eat, Reem Leila reports
Light turns green
After two weeks of negotiations, railway workers were promised a raise, Nesmahar Sayed reports

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