Al-Ahram Weekly

‘Nothing to celebrate’

Festivities marking Sinai Day are cancelled as the battle to defeat terrorists in the north of the peninsula continues. Ahmed Eleiba reports

‘Nothing to celebrate’

Activists turn to Palestine

Egypt’s first anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign provides activists with a space to mobilise as well as a reminder of who the region’s historic enemy is, writes Amira Howeidy

Activists turn to Palestine

Drawing the veil on simmering disputes

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi has intervened to deny claims by Islamists and conservative groups that the state is sponsoring a war against religion. Khaled Dawoud reports

Drawing the veil  on simmering disputes

Life, and death

There is no let-up in the severity of sentences issued against Brotherhood leaders, writes Amany Maged

Life, and death

Agree to disagree?

Arguments over election laws go on and on, writes Gamal Essam El-Din

Agree to  disagree?

Questions about the CFA

Does the Nile River Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement violate the shared vision of the Nile Basin Initiative and Egypt’s Constitution, asks Mona Sewilam

Questions about the CFA

Forget me not

Nora Koloyan-Keuhnelian pays tribute to her ancestors and joins the Egyptian delegation to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan

Forget me not

Erdogan tries to ignore Genocide

Despite Ankara’s attempts to downplay the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the ghosts of past Turkish atrocities won’t be silenced, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Erdogan tries to ignore Genocide

Behind the Armenian Genocide

As the world remembers the Armenian Genocide that took place one hundred years ago this month, there is a need to understand its complex history, writes Mohamed Refaat Al-Imam

Cracks in Iraqi-US relations

Last week’s visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to Washington highlighted the widening gulf in the Iraqi-US partnership, writes Salah Nasrawi

Cracks in Iraqi-US relations

‘Restoring Hope’ in Yemen

As operation Decisive Storm ends, writes Medhat Al-Zahed, Operation Restoring Hope raises speculations about how the Yemeni crisis will be resolved

‘Restoring Hope’ in Yemen
EGYPT A theatre tragedy

A theatre tragedy

The Ministry of Antiquities’ decision to remove artefacts unearthed on the site of Al-Abd Theatre in Alexandria and hand the land over to its original owner triggered a controversy. Nevine El-Aref reports

Result of a bloodbath

Result of a bloodbath

Eleven people have been sentenced to death over the 2012 Port Said football massacre, reports Ahmed Morsy

Clocks not to be moved

Clocks not to be moved

Responding to a national opinion poll, the government decided to stop switching to the daylight saving time this year, reports Reem Leila

ECONOMY Tariffs on steel and sugar

Tariffs on steel and sugar

New anti-dumping tariffs on imported steel and sugar are stirring controversy, reports Ahmed Kotb

Extending social security

Extending social security

One-and-a-half million Egyptian families are to get monthly cash allowances through two new social security programmes, reports Mona El-Fiqi

WORLD Fourth  Skhirat  round ends

Fourth Skhirat round ends

While the outline of an agreement is on the table in UN sponsored talks on Libya’s crisis, observers charge that the negotiators have no power, and hence no breakthrough can be made, writes Kamel Abdallah

NCP triumph in Sudan

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party won a sweeping victory in this week’s parliamentary elections, but lost to independents in some electoral districts, writes Haytham Nouri

Tehran’s options in Syria

Would Iran be willing to sacrifice the Syrian regime in order to extend its influence in the region, asks Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Al-Qaeda big winner  in Yemen 

Al-Qaeda big winner in Yemen 

Despite its stated aims, the main beneficiary of the Saudi-led Operation Decisive Storm at least so far  is Al-Qaeda and its jihadist followers, writes Nasser Arrabyee

SPORTS Heavy duty

Heavy duty

Egypt’s weightlifters returned home with a chest of medals from the Youth World Championship in Peru, reports Ghada Abdel-Kader

LIVING Consenting to a kiss

Consenting to a kiss

Sexual problems are legion in contemporary Egypt, sometimes ruining marital relationships, writes Gamal Nkrumah

opinion

The deepening Yemen crisis

Ending wars is always harder than starting them. The sooner the Arab coalition works out an exit strategy, the better its chances of declaring victory, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

Land war too?

A land war in Yemen may or may not be necessary. But there should be no equivocation on the ultimate goal: to defeat by any means destructive forces that serve outside powers, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

The price of Turkish coal

Turkey’s neoliberal economic policies have led to escalating mining deaths, among them those investigated at the Soma trial this week, writes Cagri Ozdemir from Ankara

opinion

Duped into disowning the Palestinians

Reducing our concept of Palestine to areas of self-rule in the West Bank is a trap set by Israel and one that we must escape, writes Ramzy Baroud

opinion

News blackout at the Press Club

Fairness and balance are not concepts the US mainstream media knows when it comes to Israel, writes Ralph Nader

opinion

The unravelling of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s bigotry is clearly revealed if one follows the footnotes to her latest screed against Muslims, writes Roger Sheety

opinion

Listening to the Arabs on Iran

The nuclear deal with Iran shows that diplomacy can yield results. Now the US must use the same tools to address Arab concerns over Iran, which go beyond the nuclear issue, writes James Zogby

culture

A royal progress

Buckingham Palace was the unusual venue for an exhibition of vintage photographs of Egypt and the Middle East, writes David Tresilian in London

An eloquent silence

Rania Khallaf listens to a the sound of the paint

The salt of the earth

Cairo, Manipur — and Ati Metwaly

The cow and the horse

Soha Hesham takes on AFAC

Heritage
NDP HQ demolition looms

NDP HQ demolition looms

Plans are afoot to demolish the former National Democratic Party building in Tahrir Square, raising questions about the land’s future use, writes Nevine El-Aref

Academics challenge fraud claims

Academics challenge fraud claims

Questions about the authenticity of the ancient painting of the Meidum Geese can now be laid to rest, writes Zahi Hawass

features

The republic of ful

Mai Samih follows the journey of ful, cooked fava beans, from the kitchen to the breakfast table

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