Al-Ahram Weekly Online   7 - 13 July 2011
Issue No. 1055
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Back to Tahrir
Protesters will go to Tahrir tomorrow to demand that the security apparatus abandons its pre-revolutionary tactics, reports Amira Howeidy
Birth of the other Sudan
As the new southern state is born, there is hope, as well as concern, in the two Sudans, reports Asmaa El-Husseini in Juba
Setting the rules
The furore surrounding the drafting of election laws continues, writes Gamal Essam El-Din
Compare and contrast
Can the Turkish constitution serve as a model for Egypt? Doaa El-Bey listens to some expert opinion
The search for justice
Tension is growing between the government and the families of those killed during the revolution, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky
Anonymous agents
A fact finding committee into 28 June clashes between protesters and security forces finds fault on both sides, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky
An inevitable rapprochement?
As the Obama administration opens a dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood, conservative voices in the US have been warning of the dangers of such moves, writes Ezzat Ibrahim from Washington
The States and the Brotherhood
With dialogue between the US and the Muslim Brotherhood now out in the open, observers are keenly awaiting what the future may bring, says Amani Maged
Charges against ex-ministers dropped
Cairo's Criminal Court has dropped corruption charges against three of Hosni Mubarak's ministers, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Saboteurs strike
Ahmed Selim reports from Arish on the third attack on gas pipelines in Sinai
Walking a thin line
The value of the pound is resisting further depreciation, Ahmed Kotb reports
A force to move mountains
The financial flip-flop of Egypt's revolutionary government, first requesting and then declining a $3 billion IMF loan, highlights Egypt's hard choices at this point in the revolution, but is a good sign, says Eric Walberg
Financial crisis again for PA
Once again, Israel appears set to financially strangle the Palestinians in order to get from them the concessions it wants, writes Khaled Amayreh
Flotilla II: brave activists, spineless politicians
Stuart Littlewood in London paints a chilling portrait of British grovelling to its ungrateful offspring
Shalit's fate: by force or by deal?
While it is almost impossible to imagine that Israel can free Gilad Shalit by force, Netanyahu is adamantly against a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Don't forget gender
In Pursuit of Justice is a new UN report on the position and rights of women, including in the Arab region. Dina Ezzat spoke to an officer of the agency that produced it
One giant leap for mankind
Gaza mobilises for Freedom Flotilla, discovers Joe Catron
A new revolution in the making
As Americans celebrated their revolution, passengers on US boat to Gaza called for new US Declaration of Independence ê" from Israel, demands Henry Norr
Fears of a Sunni opt-out
Sunni Arabs have been feeling out of place in the increasingly Shia-dominated order in Iraq, raising questions as to whether they will now try to opt out of the country, writes Salah Nasrawi
Hoping for the best
There are three possible scenarios for South Sudan after independence, writes Asmaa El-Husseini from Juba
Democratic moment in Morocco
The constitutional amendments were a good step forward on the democratic transition in Morocco, but they were unable to satisfy many factions in the society, notes Mourad Teyeb
French arms for Libya's rebels
France admitted delivering armaments to the Libyan rebels last week, with the embattled Gaddafi regime threatening Europe with open warfare, writes David Tresilian in Paris
New voices for change
Since the demonstrations began in Syria nearly four months ago, new opposition groups have emerged to lead the anti-government protests, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Indictments widen rifts
Hizbullah's long campaign against the Special Tribunal took the sting out of the indictments when they finally arrived. But the request to arrest its members in connection with Al-Hariri's assassination puts the prime minister in a bind, reports Lucy Fielder from Lebanon
Homage to the Pyramids
Bejart, Revolution and Ati Metwaly
An eye on fashion
Amany Abdel-Moneim reviews the hottest summer trends
So special
Egypt's Special Olympics team won its share of medals at the World Summer Games in Athens. Inas Mazhar reports from the Greek capital
Egypt

Young residents of Suez paint graffiti on the pavement. The writing on the ground says: "The free people of Suez demand the execution of Hosni Mubarak."
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Focus:

Two-way street
By Gamal Nkrumah
Blending Prada and Lady Gaga
By Gamal Nkrumah

 

Obama's singularities
American imperialism, formerly described as "manifest destiny", is alive and well in today's world, writes William A. Cook
What system of government?
As Egyptians think about what constitution they want, according to what kind of country they want, they must also think of the best means by which to realise their aspirations, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
Questions for Al-Ghannoushi
The Islamist Al-Nahda Party has emerged as a major player in post-revolutionary Tunisia. But what does it stand for, asks Muqtedar Khan
Not a promising dialogue
The United States and the Muslim Brotherhood will soon find out that talks between them depend on goodwill that is somewhat lacking, writes Khalil El-Anani
And its discontents
Anticipating 8 July, Youssef Rakha discusses revolution
Obama's winning formula for Syria
Whatever the outcome to the current Syrian crisis, the US may find itself in a win-win situation, says Ali Younes
Salama A Salama:
Where is the youth?

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