Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 March 2010
Issue No. 988
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Iraq in the balance
On the eve of anticipated national elections in Iraq, Dina Ezzat speaks to Iraqi refugees in Egypt about their fears and hopes
A call for modernity
IN TWO brief statements on Saturday and Monday President Hosni Mubarak stepped beyond the traditional when marking the Prophet's birth and inaugurating new industrial projects: he raised a call for modernity...
Court in recess
The appointment of female law graduates to the administrative judiciary is far from settled, reports Mona El-Nahhas
Thunderstorms lashed the country in ways not seen in years, prompting calls for the government to put in place a proper drainage system. Reem Leila reports on a day in which it was even snowing
Legal transplants
The People's Assembly finally passed the organ transplant bill -- one of the most controversial pieces of legislation of recent years, Reem Leila reports
Ten years on
The Labour Party is back, at least according to one of its factions. Mohamed Abdel-Baky reviews the reality behind the sound-bites
Momentous new finds
A colossal head of Tutankhamun's grandfather in Luxor and the burial chamber of Queen Behenu of the Sixth Dynasty in Saqqara are the latest antiquities discovered in Egypt, reports Nevine El-Aref
Statement for change
Mohamed El-Baradei, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has issued a declaration outlining his vision of political reform, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Opposition vs El-Baradei
Official opposition parties plan to organise a three-day conference on constitutional reform, Gamal Essam El-Din reports
In the absence of will
The National Council for Human Rights' new anti-torture unit this week announced its action plan. Amira Howeidy reports

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