Al-Ahram Weekly Online   27 September - 3 October 2012
Issue No. 1116
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Mursi in New York
The visit to the UN of Egypt's first democratically elected president was overshadowed this week by indications that US-Egyptian relations are turning sour, Ezzat Ibrahim reports from New York
First interview fails to impress
President Mohamed Mursi has sent clear messages to the West and confused messages back home, reports Dina Ezzat
What's in a name?
Amira Howeidy on the proliferation of political coalitions with grand titles and vague platforms
Two blows for the Brotherhood
The Freedom and Justice Party's attempts to reinstate the People's Assembly go nowhere, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Islamist coalitions
There is intense jockeying for position ahead of parliamentary elections, and coalition is one of the buzz words, writes Amani Maged
Almost there
A final draft of the constitution is nearing completion, writes Gamal Essam El-Din
Defending freedoms
Intellectuals, journalists, artists and human rights activists denounce the new draft constitution as regressive, reports Khaled Dawoud
Job description
Not quite second in command: Reem Leila reports on the anomalous position of Mohamed Mursi's vice president
Change of allegiance?
The oath taken last week by the new chief of the General Intelligence Service has aroused wide controversy, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky
Stealing from a historic mosque
The theft of a decorative element from the door of the Sultan Farag Ibn Barquq funerary complex is the latest in a spate of similar incidents, writes Nevine El-Aref
Off the wall
Graffiti covering Cairo's Mohamed Mahmoud Street, near iconic Tahrir Square, has been wiped off. Sarah Murad asks who's responsible
Less carrots
Strikes are still being staged in several sectors in the country with both sides apparently becoming impatient, reports Reem Leila
AUC student protests over fee increases enter their third week, Mohamed Abdel-Baky reports
Changing the terms
How has Egypt's foreign policy changed since Mubarak's ouster? Doaa El-Bey listens to the experts
The civilised response
Reactions to the publication of caricatures ridiculing the Prophet Mohamed in a French magazine have been overwhelmingly peaceful, reports Ahmed Morsy
Nasser in 2012
Like Hamlet's dead father in Shakespeare's play, the ghost of former president Gamal Abdel-Nasser haunts the Egyptian political scene, but to what end, asks Ahmed El-Tonsi

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