Al-Ahram Weekly Online   22 - 28 October 2009
Issue No. 969
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Avoiding a Gaza quagmire
Egypt's patience is wearing thin with Hamas -- and also Fatah, Dina Ezzat reports
Brother trouble
He may not have quit, but rumours of the Muslim Brotherhood's leader's resignation have exposed a brewing crisis within the organisation, writes Amira Howeidy
Yes and no
Opposition forces started to take action against what they expect to be an inevitable power succession scenario, reports Mona El-Nahhas
Scobey faces critics
Margaret Scobey, the US ambassador in Cairo, denies her country is playing a role in leadership transition in Egypt, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Panic or prudence
It is the spread of rumours about swine flu, rather than the virus, that is exercising ministry spokesmen, reports Reem Leila
Elusive agreement
Saleh Al-Naami in Gaza is sceptical about when and if Egyptian efforts will pave the way for genuine Palestinian reconciliation
Maybe later
Mohamed Bassiouni tells Doaa El-Bey it is better to postpone any reconciliation agreement until an atmosphere more conducive to Palestinian dialogue can be created
Unity comes first
Egypt is reassured with Washington's new open approach to Sudan, reports Dina Ezzat
It's all for you
Economic and social justice issues are atop the agenda of the NDP's sixth annual conference, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Issues old and new
The head of the National Democratic Party's Indoctrination Committee speaks to Mohamed El-Sayed about the agenda of the party's sixth annual conference
Unclosed files
Confronting terrorism continues to dominate the agenda of the Ministry of Interior

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