Al-Ahram Weekly
[Ga: een map omhoog, voorpagina]

Beyond the judgement

As arguments rage over whether this week’s death sentences against Muslim Brotherhood leaders are politically motivated one thing is certain. The court’s ruling will have profoundly political consequences. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Beyond the judgement

Ultras pay the price

Inas Mazhar asks whether a court’s decision deeming football’s Ultras a terrorist group means the end of violence on and off the playing fields of Egypt

Ultras pay the price

Egypt’s Libyan policy

Egypt should reassess its policy towards the Libyan crisis and the various factions now operating in the country, writes Kamel Abdallah

Egypt’s  Libyan policy

A game of wait and see

Amany Maged examines the possible repercussions of this week’s death sentences passed against Mohamed Morsi and leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood

A game of wait and see

A heavy price for justice

The murder of three judges in Sinai when security forces were on red alert raises questions over the protection accorded to members of the judiciary. Ahmed Morsy reports

A heavy price for justice

Diminishing returns

Abdallah Al-Sinnawi tells Dina Ezzat the absence of a clearly articulated vision of Egypt’s economic future is compromising support for President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi

Diminishing returns

Freezing losses?

Will government backtracking on the new capital gains tax put an end to the stock market blues, asks Sherine Abdel-Razek

Freezing losses?

One step forward, several back

While the US and Gulf States agreed at Camp David to enhance cooperation, the US fell short of Gulf demands, leaving open the probability of a regional arms race, writes Medhat Al-Zahed

One step forward, several back

The Salafi factor

From Gaza, Ahmed Al-Sayed reports that rising jihadist activities may push Israel and Hamas closer

The Salafi factor

Chaos in Anbar

The war against Islamic State may be about to take a sharp turn as Baghdad commits Shia militias on the Anbar front, writes Salah Nasrawi

Chaos in Anbar
EGYPT Casson’s case

Casson’s case

It would be a sad irony if British Ambassador John Casson’s tweets designed to introduce a new and less formal style of diplomacy were to shorten his career in Egypt, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Wafd on the mend

Wafd on the mend

Ahmed Morsy sees whether the crisis within Egypt’s oldest political party is about to end

Off the air

Off the air

The suspension of Reem Maged’s show after two episodes triggered a wide range of conflicting reports and speculations. Khaled Dawoud reports

ECONOMY Potential revenue threats

Potential revenue threats

Innovative and high-quality Internet-based voice and texting applications may be cutting deep into the pockets of Egypt’s mobile operators, writes Niveen Wahish

WORLD US-Gulf regional arrangements

US-Gulf regional arrangements

The recent Camp David Summit aimed at allaying Gulf fears about Iran. But indications are it achieved the opposite, writes
Ahmed Eleiba

The battle for Qalamoun

The battle for Qalamoun

Fighting in the Qalamoun Mountain area near the Lebanese border with Syria is adding to tensions between Lebanon’s main political groups, writes Hassan Al-Qishawi

Erdogan’s religious demagoguery

Erdogan’s religious demagoguery

Turkey’s president discards all propriety in campaigning for the ruling party he once headed but constitutionally should now be above, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Stopping  the trade in  ‘blood antiquities’

Stopping the trade in ‘blood antiquities’

A new initiative to help protect Arab cultural heritage was agreed this week at the end of an international conference in Cairo, writes David Tresilian

Failed mediation in Syria

Failed mediation in Syria

Criticisms have been growing of the failed peace initiatives of UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

SPORTS Hope for both

Hope for both

Ahly beat Tunisian Club Africain at home while Zamalek lost to DR Congo’s Sanga Balende in the CAF Confederation Cup round of 16. Abeer Anwar reports

LIVING Egypt’s women hit the road

Egypt’s women hit the road

Egypt’s women have been hitting the road on bicycles, scooters and motorbikes, notably during this year’s International Female Ride Day, reports Ameera Fouad

opinion

Questions for Sinai’s tribes

The declaration by Sinai’s tribes that they reject terrorist extremism is welcome. But how will the same tribes disengage their youth, and others among them who benefit from terrorist trade, asks Khaled Okasha

opinion

Learning from the South Korean experience

Opening up to the world within the framework of effective laws and institutions is the path that South Korea took to development. If Egypt puts its house in order, it could do the same, writes Ashraf Aboul-Yazid

opinion

Remembering the crime of the Nakba

The steadfastness of the Palestinians in the face of the Nakba is like that of the age-old olive trees of Palestine that continue to grow amid the European pines, writes Ilan Pappe

opinion

Holding onto postponed dreams

The memory of the Nakba is as strong for younger Palestinians today as it was for those who witnessed it 67 years ago, writes Ghada Ageel

opinion

Sixty-seven years of the Nakba

The enormity of the 1948 tragedy and the gross injustice inflicted on the Palestinian people will continue to fuel the Palestinian struggle for freedom and self-determination,writes Mosheer Amer

opinion

Understanding US policy in the Middle East

At the US-Gulf Summit, the usual baselines of US regional policy were underlined, but also some new twists, writes Ibrahim Nawar

opinion

The Nakba and Palestinian strategy

Until the ongoing reality of the 1948 Nakba is placed at the heart of the Palestinian struggle, nothing like a political strategy is possible, writes Ramzy Baroud

opinion

Three tasks, one purpose

Stabilising Arab regimes, taking Islam back from extremists, and reaffirming regional security are the three great tasks of our moment that must be taken on, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

Enhanced strategic partnership

US-Arab Gulf relations were given a boost at the Camp David Summit. But not everything Arab Gulf leaders wanted was on offer, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

US media and pro-Israel antics in Congress

The United States is on the verge of institutionally supporting Israel’s illegal settlement profiteering, and the mainstream media are saying nothing, writes James Zogby

culture

Obituary

Soha Hesham Hassan Mustafa (1933-2015)The headmaster

Film of films

Samir Farid shares some of his discoveries at the Cannes Festival

An anthropological question

Soha Hesham looks at Zawya’s Hybrid Reels programme

In search of Arab hip hop

A new exhibition traces the roots of Arab hip hop to New York in the 1970s in an intriguing instance of cultural transmission with France playing a leading role, writes David Tresilian

Heritage
Uniting for heritage

Uniting for heritage

An international conference held in Cairo this week is spearheading efforts to protect and preserve the region’s cultural heritage, reports Nevine El-Aref

Risky moves?

Risky moves?

Discussions are underway on transporting the Tutankhamun treasures from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the Grand Egyptian Museum on the Giza Plateau, writes Nevine El-Aref

One God, three religions

One God, three religions

An exhibition on religious tolerance in Egypt since early times has been inaugurated at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, reports Nevine El-Aref

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey