Al-Ahram Weekly Online   20 - 26 March 2003
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Securing the home front
With the region on the cusp of potentially massive change, Egypt is readying for the post-war order. Nevine Khalil and Soha Abdelaty report

Kosheh file reopened
Another appeal is on the way in the case of Egypt's worst incident of sectarian strife

All in one boat?
The ramifications of America's war on Iraq predictably topped the parliamentary agenda this week. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Seeing Palestine in Iraq
At a lecture in Cairo, Edward Said talks about the frightening parallels between Iraq and Palestine. Omayma Abdel-Latif listened in

Flying through conflict
With a war certain to wreak havoc on the airline industry, Amira Ibrahim takes a look at EgyptAir's contingency plan

What's to be done?
Hours before American missiles start falling over Iraq, Shaden Shehab samples the mood on the Egyptian street

The beleaguered industry
As the tourist sector braces itself for the anticipated war on Iraq, the government is extending it a helping hand. Rehab Saad reports

Anger in the valley
On the eve of war against Iraq Soha Abdelaty finds provincial Egypt far from sleepy

'Justice finally prevailed'
Sociologist and democracy activist Saadeddin Ibrahim is now completely free. Jailan Halawi reports on the last chapter of a case that has put Egyptian civil society to a bitter test

Convicted before the fact
Human rights activists said that the ongoing Queen Boat case is "a flagrant violation of basic principles of justice"

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