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

Wanted for murder
How long will it take to charge Israeli war criminals? Dina Ezzat spoke to those who seek a deadline
Is it only a game?
It should be, but the World Cup qualifier between Egypt and Algeria is turning into a mini-war, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani
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
Avoiding a Gaza quagmire
Egypt's patience is wearing thin with Hamas -- and also Fatah, Dina Ezzat reports
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
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
Panic or prudence
It is the spread of rumours about swine flu, rather than the virus, that is exercising ministry spokesmen, reports Reem Leila
Unity comes first
Egypt is reassured with Washington's new open approach to Sudan, reports Dina Ezzat
A win-win situation
The Palestinian question topped the list of issues that President Hosni Mubarak discussed with European leaders this week...
Recession brings inflation?
One year after the peek of the international financial crisis that pushed prices down worldwide, Egypt seems to be grappling with inflation. Mona El-Fiqi investigates why
Liberalisation with a twist
Debate continues over the merits of an agreement that purports to pave the way for further liberalisation of trade in agricultural goods between Egypt and the EU, Niveen Wahish reports
The Palestinian dilemma
While Fatah looks to use Palestinian elections as a means to destroy Hamas, it is the Israeli occupation that ultimately uses elections to control the Palestinian struggle, writes Khaled Amayreh
Harsh accusations
Accused of blocking the formation of a unity government and plotting sectarian violence in Tripoli, Egypt is under fire in Lebanon, Omayma Abdel-Latif writes in Beirut
Layers of suspicion
Far from resolving interminable tensions, the recent deal struck between the two main Sudanese political forces is unlikely to lead to long-term harmony, writes Asmaa El-Husseini
We haven't seen the carrot
A sea change has occurred in US policy towards Sudan. Khartoum would do well to take note and adapt, writes Asmaa El-Husseini
Elections on the way?
Political wrangling has delayed the passage of a new Iraqi election law, with possibly serious repercussions for January's elections, writes Salah Hemeid
Final days of Yemen's war
With an end to the conflict between government forces and the Al-Houthi rebels only days away, according to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, humanitarian costs are still rising, writes Nasser Arrabyee
Goldstonian knot
Diplomacy is war by other means, writes Graham Usher in New York
A sea of festivity
As the Farah Al-Bahr Festival comes to Alexandria's Qaitbay Fort, Nader Habib joins the crowds out enjoying themselves
Truth in advertising?
While the Coca-Cola commercials shown during the recent U20 football world cup achieved their goal, they have also revealed some major flaws in society, argues Ahmed Abu Ghazala
As the world unfolds
Nader Habib discovers the mystery of origami, the ancient Japanese paper craft
In it together
Ghana made history, as did Egypt, after winning the FIFA U20 World Cup. Inas Mazhar reports
Egypt

For once, as it turns out, the burning of rice chaff by Nile Delta farmers is not responsible for the seasonal air pollution known as the black-cloud phenomenon...
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At home with the royals
By Giovanna Montalbetti

Culture:

Looking good
By Hani Mustafa
Enter the super hero
By Rania Khallaf
Dancing to the same drum
By Amira El-Naqeeb

 

Getting away with murder
Doubtless Israel is pulling out the stops in efforts to block the Goldstone Report from reaching the Security Council, writes Ayman El-Amir
Contested but not read
Amid the furore and controversy over the Goldstone Report what is lost is the point of it all: the bare and harsh facts of what really happened in Gaza, writes James Zogby
A last farewell
Abdel-Moneim Said remembers Mohamed El-Sayed Said
Al-Qaeda reconsidered
By luring America into escalating its war effort in Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda has driven the last nail into the coffin of the US-centred unipolar world order, writes Khalil El-Anani
Salama A Salama:
Power struggle

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