Al-Ahram Weekly Online   11 - 17 June 2009
Issue No. 951
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Strategic dialogue launched
It's full steam ahead to boost Egyptian-US relations, reports Doaa-El-Bey
Keeping it going
A flurry of Arab diplomatic activity aims to build on Obama's outreach to the Muslim world and to remove all obstacles -- including Palestinian disunity -- to Middle East peace talks, reports Dina Ezzat
Waiting for action
Opposition parties cautiously welcomed US President Barack Obama's speech. Now, they say, the rhetoric must be turned into practical policies, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
More cases of swine flu
Ten cases of swine flu but, say officials, there is no need for the public to panic, Reem Leila reports
Competition heats up
Farouk Hosni's candidacy for the post of UNESCO director-general is coming under fire. Nevine El-Aref dodges the bullets
Notice on illegal organ trade
A new legislation finally aims to regulate organ transplants, reports Reem Leila

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