Al-Ahram Weekly Online   23 - 29 February 2011
Issue No. 1086
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Waiting for Mr President
There are more questions than answers on when and how the presidential elections will be held, reports Dina Ezzat
Without Saleh
Yemen has "elected" a new president. Nasser Arrabyee looks at what this means
Working for a would-be president
Amira Howeidy meets the campaigners on whom the success or otherwise of presidential candidates depends
The melting pot
Political cocktail to please or the birth of a new political project? Amira Howeidy explores the political diversity of the Abul-Fotouh campaign
Collision course
Doaa El-Bey examines the fallout from the diplomatic row over Egypt's clampdown on NGOs accused of receiving foreign funding
Courting bad relations
The trial of American and European NGO workers begins this week, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky
Tehran on the way?
Amani Maged asks whether Egyptian-Iranian relations will resume
Questions, but few answers
Interpellations submitted in the People's Assembly were dominated by growing tensions with the US and accusations against the military rulers, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
People chip in
A public initiative to forgo US foreign aid may be sending Washington a strong message. Gihan Shahine gauges public opinion
The end is nigh
Hosni Mubarak's trial ended yesterday and a verdict is expected soon. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Rearrival of the judiciary law
Shelved for nearly three months, the draft judiciary law has made a recent comeback, reports Mona El-Nahhas
A message of dissatisfaction
Egypt withdrew its ambassador from Damascus this week, increasing the Syrian regime's isolation, writes Doaa El-Bey
Making a boat fit for a king
Analysis of wooden samples taken from Khufu's second solar boat could determine the appropriate methods of restoration, Nevine El-Aref reports
Solid real estate
Thanks to strong fundamentals, Egypt's currently stagnant real estate sector is bracing for a boom on the long term, Nesma Nowar reports
Gaza on the brink
Gaza is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis as a result of electricity blackouts and cuts to fuel supplies, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Hunger strike galvanises Palestine
The hunger strike of Palestinian activist Khadr Adnan has turned the spotlight on the double standards of the Israeli justice system, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Syria's opposition put to the test
Uncertainties within the Syrian opposition are frustrating efforts to unite to bring down the Al-Assad regime, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Diplomacies of war
Despite a United Nations vote in favour of the Arab League's peace plan for Syria, the world powers still cannot agree a way forward, writes Graham Usher
Escalation or cooperation
Nile Basin states must choose between cooperation or conflict, says Salah Khalil
Think before you act
In London Stuart Littlewood asks 10 questions William Hague won't answer
Part man, part bull
Merkel courts the maddening Minotaur of the Euro-Zone crisis at the Greek peoples' peril. Gamal Nkrumah ponders the German chancellor's pyrrhic victory
A play for our times
Nehad Selaiha is staggered by the correspondences between the Romanian and Egyptian revolutions in Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest: A Play from Romania at the AUC
From occupied territories to occupied Tahrir
A voice of Palestine speaks to Ati Metwaly
Value judgement
In the light of new developments a year after the revolution, Jailan Halawi wonders about the morals that govern Egyptian attitudes to life
Zamalek the first
The club became the first Egyptian football team to play after the Port Said tragedy, reports Abeer Anwar

WHEN JOURNALIST and archaeologist Kamal El-Malakh and his colleague Zaki Nour discovered the two pits of Khufu's solar boats in 1954 at his Great Pyramid's southern side, the second boat was in much better condition than the first one (right)...


Art house galore
By Samir Farid
Time to wear a mask?
By Rania Khallaf


The revolution continues
Did the recent elections halt the revolution? Not if it is seen as a process of ongoing change, writes Ahmed El-Tonsi
Out of the bottleneck
Ending military rule is the only way out of Egypt's political and social impasse, writes Seif Abu Zeid
Warm water, cold war
There is a dangerous contest going on between the US and China for the Asia-Pacific, writes Ramzy Baroud
Seize the initiative
There is much that can be done to follow up on Palestine's bid for UN membership, asserts John Whitbeck in his open letter
Fog on the Nile
Egypt must climb out of its present foggy abyss, says Charlotte El-Shabrawy
Written on the wall
The Shura Council elections expose the limits of the ability of Islamist forces to mobilise the public, writes Ammar Ali Hassan
Old echoes
Pre-revolutionary vices mar Egypt's less than brave new world, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
The sick man of the Arabs
Al-Assad and his clique have to be routed out, says Ayman El-Amir
Society and the role of scientific research
High profile and immensely costly projects such as the city of science are a far from efficient way to attempt the regeneration of Egyptian society, argues Tharwat El-Sherbini
Salama A Salama:
Presidential hopefuls

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