Wednesday,18 July, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1245, (7 - 13 May 2015)
Wednesday,18 July, 2018
Issue 1245, (7 - 13 May 2015)

Ahram Weekly


reviewed by Doaa El bey

Al-Ahram Weekly

Exams take off

The second-term school exams started this week across Egypt. Most academic years are to end this month with the exception of the secondary or Thanaweya Amma certificate exams, which will start next month.

Labour Day

“This year on Labour Day, no longer are the workers chanting, ‘The bonus, Mr President’, which is all that the celebration meant under Mubarak, hoping for a salary bonus by a presidential decree. This year Labour Day is about the struggle between business owners and workers, as it is in advanced, democratic states.”

Amr El-Shobaki, Al-Masry Al-Youm

Demonstration is a right

“The ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court to criminalise demonstrations clearly contradicts the constitution, the law and Islamic sharia.”

Osama Al-Ghazali Harb, Al-Ahram

The third generation

“The recent monarchial decrees issued by King Salman of Saudi Arabia heralded the historic and final move from the generation of the sons to that of the grandsons within the Saudi royal family. It has no regional or international motives.”

Emadeddin Adib, Al-Watan

A 60 per cent yes

“In a questionnaire entitled ‘Do you expect the government plan to uproot unemployment among the youth to succeed?’ 60 per cent of the participants answered yes, 38 per cent ruled said no and two per cent said they weren’t sure.”

Al-Youm Al-Sabei


"The problem with the so called ‘Decisive Storm’ is that the participating Arab countries rushed into it without calculating the international repercussions. They just listened to US statements which would soon change. The war was declared without pre-preparation and ended without prior notice. This is always the case with the Arab countries.”  
Nour Farahat

“Anyone who wants to celebrate Labour Day can enrol any labour employees in an insurance and pension programme for LE800 in the first year, paying half that amount in the following years. With the growing number of people who work in cafes, offices and houses, there should be a demand to enrol them in these programs. Without these plans, if these workers die, their families are lost. This is the best way to show respect for Labour Day.”  
Dina El-Khawaga


Ahmed Sanalla @ASanalla
The largest heist (robbery) in history started in 2011 & is ongoing in #Libya. $100’s of billions stolen from country’s coffers. #Corruption

Gihan Badi @GihanTadreft
#Libya has #1 govt & #1 parliament. Members of inter media & foreign policy makers are distorting this simple fact.

Borzou Daragahi @borzou
West made many mistakes in #Libya. Helping topple Gaddafi wasn’t one of them.

Iyad El-Baghdadi @iyad_elbaghdadi  
Reports indicate that an Arab military force has landed in Aden. Active ground operations have just started, then. #Yemen

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