Al-Ahram Weekly

Facts and fiction

A fact-finding committee formed a year ago to investigate incidents of violence following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi promises a neutral and balanced report, Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Facts and fiction

The army’s answer

Military officials promise a harsher crackdown against terrorist organisations following major terrorist attacks in Sinai and at sea. Khaled Dawoud reports

The army’s answer

The day holds the answer

Will anything happen on 28 November, the day set for an Islamic revolution? Amany Maged reports   

The day holds the answer

A dollar-for-gold rush?

The US dollar is once again gaining ground against the local currency, Sherine Abdel-Razek investigates the reason
 

A dollar-for-gold rush?

Iraqi fishy business

The landing of a mysterious Russian plane at Baghdad airport has added to suspicions that Islamic State is acquiring weapons through the illicit sale of oil, writes Salah Nasrawi

Iraqi fishy business

A third Intifada?

The increasing frequency of direct attacks on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is leading some analysts to wonder if a new Palestinian uprising has indeed broken out, writes Ahmed Al-Sayed from Gaza

A third Intifada?

Yemen’s Houthis - From Saada to Sanaa

In an exclusive interview, Ahmed Eleiba speaks to Saleh Al-Sammad, a key figure in the Houthi movement in Sanaa, about Ansar Allah, power sharing and Houthi plans and goals

Yemen’s Houthis - From Saada to Sanaa
EGYPT In search of consensus

In search of consensus

Will the electoral districts law win the support of political parties? Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Exceptions prove the rule

Exceptions prove the rule

No more trucking inside cities at daylight, reports Ahmed Morsy

Untying the knot

Untying the knot

A unified personal status law for Copts may offer solutions to those seeking divorce and remarriage. Reem Leila reports

Wrath of journalists

Wrath of journalists

Egypt’s media are tightening the noose around the Zamalek Club president after he insulted two journalists on the air. Inas Mazhar reports

ECONOMY Reclaiming land

Reclaiming land

The government has announced plans to cultivate four million feddans of land outside the Nile Valley, reports Mona El-Fiqi

 

WORLD Beijing before Brisbane

Beijing before Brisbane

At meetings in Beijing and Brisbane this week the world’s most powerful leaders were in a mood for self-congratulation, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Whose legacy?

Whose legacy?

Tunisians go to the polls for the country’s presidential elections on Sunday, the first since the revolution, writes Karem Yehia in Tunis

Saudi Arabia, UAE make amends with Qatar

Doha is back to business in the GCC, but at what price? Amira Howeidy reports

De Mistura’s gamble

De Mistura’s gamble

The UN special envoy to Syria has come up with a “freeze zone” approach to ending the fighting in Syria, but many observers are sceptical, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

SPORT

Three in a row – both ways

For the third straight time Egypt will not be going to the Africa Cup of Nations. Mohamed Abdel-Razek reports on the big blow to a country that had previously won the tournament three consecutive times

 

Egypt down and almost out

Egypt down and almost out

After losing to Senegal, Egypt needs a mathematical miracle to qualify for the 2015 Africa Nations Cup, reports Abeer Anwar

LIVING Listening to the elephant

Listening to the elephant

Award-winning Egyptian author Nazih Girgis speaks to Nader Habib about nature,  animals and children’s books

opinion

Arafat and Gaza bombs

When accusations are hurled between Palestinian factions, only one interest benefits: the Israeli occupation,
writes Nicola Nasser
 

opinion

Turkey’s Balkan politics

The accession of Western Balkan countries to the European Union will be among the principal preoccupations of Turkish foreign policy in the upcoming years, writes Ahmed Al-Sokkary

 

opinion

The Republican win

While Republican gains in the US midterms could set Congress and the White House on a collision course, Obama will still have room for manoeuvre in his last two years, writes Amr Abdel-Atti

 

opinion

Hamas and IS and beyond

Some people dismiss claims that outside powers have manipulated the Arab political landscape, creating division and new movements, but the record suggests there may be merit to the allegations, writes Galal Nassar

 

opinion

Failing to understand Palestine

Pundits have often pondered the question as to when and if a Third Palestinian Intifada will break out, but more often than not, they fail completely to understand what a popular uprising means, writes Ramzy Baroud

 

opinion

Lame duck?

The Republican takeover of Congress poses big questions for the last two years of the Obama presidency, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

 

opinion

Youthful inaction

Instead of complaining, the youth should build political parties and run for office, writes Mohamed Salmawy

 

opinion

Arab Americans prepare for 2016

The Arab American vote is now recognised as one that cannot be overlooked, affecting in turn policies and the selection of candidates for political office, writes James Zogby

 

culture

The rhythm of love

Rania Khallaf celebrates the launch of the Al-Ahram’s first Art Salon

Morocco comes to Paris

The French capital is hosting two major exhibitions on mediaeval and contemporary Morocco this autumn, writes David Tresilian in Paris

Camera obscura

Hani Mustafa and Soha Hesham reveal glimpses of the many worlds that converged on the Cairo Film Festival this year

Magic ‘Aida’

Ati Metwaly savours the rare pleasure of cinematic classical music at the Cairo Film Festival

Cut to the future

Nora Koloyan-Keuhnelian attended the screening of the Cairo Film Festival’s opening film, The Cut, a Turkish-German filmmaker’s moving statement on the Armenian genocide

features

The new Mahmoud Said Museum

Works by the celebrated Egyptian artists Mahmoud Said and Seif and Adham Wanly are back on show following restoration of Alexandria’s Mahmoud Said Museums Centre, writes Nevine El-Aref

Press review
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