Al-Ahram Weekly Online   1 - 7 October 2009
Issue No. 966
Egypt
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Drawing battle lines
Press Syndicate elections open early, reports Mohamed El-Sayed
Cut to the core
Moving beyond the settlement sticking point is what Egypt hopes the US envoy to the Middle East can deliver, Dina Ezzat reports
Better safe than sorry
As the new academic year looms schools and universities are scrambling to halt the spread of swine flu, reports Reem Leila
New restrictions on pilgrims
This year's hajj season looks bleak for airlines, reports Amirah Ibrahim
Cultural fiasco?
Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni's campaign to head UNESCO resembles a comedy of errors, writes Ayman El-Amir
The UNESCO debate
Farouk Hosni's failed bid to be elected as UNESCO's new secretary-general has triggered a ferocious debate back home, reports Nevine El-Aref
No halt to calls for reform
The sudden resignation of the deputy chief justice of the Court of Cassation, Mahmoud El-Khodeiri, surprised both judicial circles and the public. Mona El-Nahhas talks to El-Khodeiri about the reasons behind his decision
A normal furore
Hala Mustafa, editor of Al-Ahram's quarterly magazine Al-Dimoqratiya, will be questioned by the Press Syndicate following her controversial meeting with the Israeli ambassador to Egypt, Gamal Essam El-Din reports

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