Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 October 2012
Issue No. 1117
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Turkish delight
Sayed Abdel-Maguid was on hand to see President Mursi receive a rapturous welcome in Ankara
Breakaway town folks
After declaring their independence from Daqahliya governorate, residents of Al-Tahseen village have gone on hunger strike, Ahmed Morsy talked to the activists
'Living through a political contradiction'
In an exclusive interview with Al-Ahram Weekly, Bishop Morcos, chair of the Coptic Church's media committee and bishop of Shobra Al-Kheima, discusses Egypt's uncertain situation with Michael Adel
Shutting off the fund flow
Congressional members decide money to Egypt can wait, reports Ezzat Ibrahim from Washington
Quiet before the storm
Military experts tell Ahmed Eleiba that operations against extremists and criminal gangs in Sinai are continuing, though in a lower key
Coptic ordeals end
Displays of Coptic fears in Rafah this week touched on the otherwise unrelated issues of Egypt's Christian community and Sinai, reports Dina Ezzat
A victory celebrated
Celebrations of the victory in the October War this year will be somewhat different from usual, reports Amirah Ibrahim
'Out of the question'
Egypt is resolutely opposed to Arab military intervention in Syria, writes Doaa El-Bey
Missionaries at risk?
A warning statement by the US embassy to its nationals has raised eyebrows
Shafik vows to return
Former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik says he will return to Egypt to defend himself against new charges of profiteering and seizing public funds, Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Democratic deficit
The crisis in the Nour Party highlights problems within the Islamist political structure as a whole, writes Amani Maged
Old habits die hard?
Police brutality, a hallmark of the pre-revolutionary regime, is once again hitting the headlines, Ahmed Morsy reports
Spraying the ads of hate
Activist Mona Al-Tahawi decided to fight anti-Muslim advertisements sprouting up in New York subway stations, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky
Taking offence
Recent blasphemy cases raise concerns among local and international human rights groups over limits on freedom of expression, reports Khaled Dawoud
Medical mayhem
Doctors began their planned strike to pressure the government into meeting their demands, reports Reem Leila
Threatened by a fall
Residents of a Cairo informal housing area were panicked into leaving their homes last week after subsidence in the surrounding area, reports Sarah Murad
AUC is back
The American University in Cairo resumes teaching after reaching an agreement ending weeks of student protests, Mohamed Abdel-Baky reports

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