Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 November 2009
Issue No. 971
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

It will be then and there
Mubarak's speeches before the annual NDP conference answered some persistent questions, albeit indirectly, writes Dina Ezzat
Racist makes it easy
In the Marwa El-Sherbini murder trial the killer as well as the German judicial system are hit hard. Doaa El-Bey follows the hearings
Devolving decision-making
Working papers on democracy and education were central to the debates at the NDP conference. But what did they say, asks Mohamed El-Sayaed
Opposition groups staged their own rally as the NDP's sixth annual conference was in full swing, reports Mona El-Nahhas
All eyes on Gamal
Gamal Mubarak dominated the meetings of the annual conference of the ruling NDP, fuelling new speculation about his growing role in Egyptian politics, Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Just in case
Arab capitals are considering their alternatives should the US hit a wall on the settlements freeze, Dina Ezzat reports
Back to Baghdad
Egypt's new ambassador is expected in Baghdad, reports Doaa El-Bey
Cold comfort
The number of swine flu cases is on the rise. As winter approaches, how is Egypt prepared, asks Reem Leila
Paying for decades of neglect
In the wake of last week's fatal train collision the usual promises have been made, reports Reem Leila

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