Al-Ahram Weekly

Constitutional quagmire

Egypt’s long-delayed parliamentary elections are again put on hold. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Constitutional quagmire

In quest of an Arab force

Egypt is pressing ahead with proposals for a joint Arab force to counter the threat of terrorism, writes Salah Nasrawi

In quest of an Arab force

Pressure points

As a terrorist bombing campaign worsens, the state and the Muslim Brotherhood are jockeying to position themselves, writes Amany Maged

Pressure points

Beyond mediation

Ahmed Eleiba examines the ramifications of Hamas being classified as a terrorist organisation

Beyond mediation

Cairo to buy fighters jets from Moscow

Ahmed Eleiba on Egypt and Russia’s strategic partnership

Cairo to buy fighters jets from Moscow

Integrated licences on hold

Egypt’s telecommunications operators face further delays in receiving their integrated service licences, reports Maye Kabil

Integrated licences on hold

Netanyahu talks ‘resolve’

White House scorn for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on his visit to the US this week may signal a shake-up in American-Israeli relations, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Netanyahu talks ‘resolve’

Two rulers, two capitals

Rival governments in north and south Yemen are looking to foreign powers for support in what has become a de facto division of the country, reports Nasser Arrrabyee in Sanaa and Haytham Nuri

Two rulers, two capitals

The ashes of Iraq

In the wake of the international outcry over the destruction of the Mosul Museum, military operations began this week to retake Salaheddin Province from Islamic State forces, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti in Baghdad

The ashes of Iraq

Assyrians in IS sights

Assyrian villages in Syria were within range of Islamic State fighters for a year before this week’s attacks, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Assyrians in IS sights
EGYPT Dreams of a united Arab defence

Dreams of a united Arab defence

Ahmed Eleiba assesses efforts to create a joint Arab force

Intensive consultations

Intensive consultations

Doaa El-Bey examines the goals of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri’s tour to Tunisia, France, Russia and China

Liliane Dawoud: The full picture

Liliane Dawoud: The full picture

ONTV talk show presenter Liliane Dawoud begins legal action in face of what she says is a campaign of defamation. Dina Ezzat reports

ECONOMY The billionaires’ club

The billionaires’ club

Eight Egyptians are on the Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the world this year, reports Ahmed Kotb

Peace park proposal

Peace park proposal

Government plans to develop the North Coast should consider establishing a peace park at Al-Alamein, writes Ziad Menshawi

WORLD Promotions in Libya

Promotions in Libya

Senior officials from the Gaddafi era are being rehabilitated as part of the search for peace in Libya, writes Kamel Abdallah

Changing relations

Changing relations

This week’s visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Saudi Arabia marks a shift in relations between the two countries, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid in Ankara

IS destroys Iraq’s heritage

IS destroys Iraq’s heritage

The Islamic State group last week destroyed the contents of the Mosul Museum, part of its campaign to destroy Iraq’s cultural heritage, writes David Tresilian in Paris

Vacancy: President of Lebanon

Vacancy: President of Lebanon

The impasse in Lebanon over the selection of a new president is taxing the government’s ability to run the country, writes Hassan Al-Qishawi in Beirut

Coup attempt claimed

Coup attempt claimed

The US has a long history of attempting to bring about regime change in Venezuela, writes Faiza Rady

SPORTS Double karate chop

Double karate chop

With a total of 23 medals, Egypt came in first place on the final day of the two-day Karate Premier League, the first time the event was held in an Arab country. Abeer Anwar attended the tournament in Sharm El-Sheikh

LIVING Beyond reading

Beyond reading

A new book club helps participants connect the books they read to their everyday lives, writes Mai Samih

opinion

Liberals, but ...

The disqualification of steel magnate Ahmed Ezz’s candidacy in the forthcoming parliamentary elections is a major failure of Egyptian liberalism, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

In absentia judgements in Egypt

The failure to provide legal representation for defendants tried in absentia in felony cases is a breach of constitutional provisions and the international conventions to which Egypt is a party, writes Sarwat Abdel-Shahid

opinion

Syria and the war on terror

The agreement between the US and Turkey to train Syrian opposition fighters may signal a change in US policy towards Syria, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

Egypt’s electoral lists

The forthcoming parliamentary elections should not be postponed, but there is a need to rectify practices seen in their run-up phase, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

Netanyahu’s legacy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s legacy will be a fractured Israel and a divided America, writes James Zogby

opinion

Coordinating on Libya

Algeria and Egypt do not always see eye to eye on managing the Libyan crisis, writes Khaled Hanafi

opinion

Celebrating wildlife

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to reflect on our role in creation and our responsibility for other species, writes Dominique Tawfik

culture

Wood and wind

Ati Metwaly describes an artistic communion

The art of the bean

Rania Khallaf devours an artistic meal of sorts

Fight the club

Soha Hesham is disappointed with filmmaker Tarek Al-Erian’s comeback

Politically incorrect

Hani Mustafa pays tribute to screenwriter Wahid Hamed, the author of Tamer Amin’s debut

features

No wires attached

Mai Samih looks at the development of radio in Egypt

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey