Al-Ahram Weekly Online   17 - 23 December 2009
Issue No. 977
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

'Back to crisis management'
President Mubarak aims to focus the spotlight on the dangers of leaving the Palestinian "situation" unattended during his current foreign tour, reports Dina Ezzat
Independent, or bust
For the second week in a row former IAEA director Mohamed El-Baradei's comments on the circumstances that would have to be in place for him to consider standing as a presidential candidate continue to make political ripples, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Coming home
The fate of the five ancient Egyptian fragments removed from the walls of a nobleman's tomb in Draa Abul-Naga on Luxor's West Bank and subsequently displayed in the Louvre was finally decided on Monday, reports Nevine El-Aref
Life over death
A draft law regulating organ transplants is edging close to the statute books, reports Reem Leila
Survival of the fittest
Makram Mohamed Ahmed has retained his post as chairman of the Press Syndicate in a run-off election after a fierce battle. Shaden Shehab assesses the result of a week of frantic campaigning
Boutros-Ghali honoured
ON MONDAY, Mrs Suzanne Mubarak, head of board of trustees of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), honoured Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN secretary-general and current head of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), on the occasion of Ghali's donation of a copy of the Description de l'Egypte to the library, reports Reem Leila
Endless crisis?
Engineers are struggling to end a dispute that has entered its 14th year, reports Mona El-Nahhas
Vicious circle
As dozens of schools, and hundreds of classes, close, parents are left wondering whether health and education officials really know what they are doing in their attempts to combat the spread of swine flu, reports Reem Leila

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