Last update: 23:00 pm Tuesday ,6 Oct 2009 - Updated daily except Saturday and Sunday

Obama loses a great deal of his charm

Others | 5 October 2009
“THE US woke up a few days ago to find that their 'black superman 'whom they thought capable of convincing any gathering of what he proposes has failed the test of the Olympic committee .. More

Coptic Foundation for Human Rights

Others | 5 October 2009
The Coptic Foundation for Human Rights in Zurich is a foundation established under Swiss Law. The foundation's goal is to protect the Christian minorities in Egypt and other victims of persecution and .. More

Theory and practice in schools

Others | 4 October 2009
After week-long delay, the new school year in Egypt started yesterday against the background of a co-ordinated plan between the Ministries of Education and Health that incorporates necessary .. More

Problems on hold :Collective punishment

Youseef Sidhom | 3 October 2009
Many disputes which arise between Muslims and Copts are hastily termed “sectarian incidents” and are used to cite persecution against Copts. However, I should like to draw a distinction between .. More

Please explain

Others | 3 October 2009
IT seems that the Government will have to spend a long time licking the wounds it has sustained in its battle to reduce the dramatic impact of the global financial crisis on the domestic economy... More

Ambivalence on normalisation

Others | 30 September 2009
THE recent visit paid by the Israeli Ambassador in Cairo to the office of Hala Moustafa,the editor of Democracy magazine,one of the publications of Al-Ahram press institution,has echoed widely in the .. More


Nabil Assad | 29 September 2009
I would like to Thank Mr. Clooney for inviting regular everyday people like us to express our opinion and have our voices heard. My name is Nabil Mikhail, I am an American citizen, but I was born .. More

The future of Egypt's political system

Others | 28 September 2009
We reached a conclusion in last week's article that what is being said about "the bequeathal of power" in Egypt is not just an "illusion contrived by the opposition and believed in" as alleged by members of the .. More

Farouk Hosni and the conspiracy theory

Others | 27 September 2009
Following Farouk Hosni's losing bid to UNESCO, official sources in Egypt said, "The European-American alliance and the Jewish lobby managed to defeat the Egyptian candidate for UNESCO, Culture.. More

Farouk Hosny: Victim or offender?

Youseef Sidhom | 26 September 2009
Tharwat Ukasha was Egypt’s Minister of Culture during the years between 1958 and 1962, then again in 1969 and 1970. A man of encyclopaedic knowledge, enlightened, and well informed, Dr Ukasha .. More

Left to die

Others | 26 September 2009
For a long time now, we have been hearing complaints about the inhuman treatment poor patients, even emergency cases, receive at certain private and investment hospitals... More

Was Egypt right to slaughter its pigs?

Others | 23 September 2009
Complexity is a funny thing. Last year, I wrote about its scarier implications in the event of a deadly pandemic (much deadlier, please note, than the flu pandemic now under way), and, taking .. More

My country discusses human rights

Others | 22 September 2009
Two great leaders, President Hosni Mubarak and President Barack Obama, met in Washington this week for friendly and fruitful talks in which they dealt with critical matters of interest to their two countries – Iran's nuclear programme, peace with Israel and the situation in Darfur... More

Radical Islam stages worldwide war

Others | 21 September 2009
On Sept. 11, 2001, a war was brought to our shores by a band of men, bound by a militant ideology, in an act of mass murder. The response by the United States was a so-called "War on Terror," a reflex that has proved to be as ineffective as it has been costly. .. More

The Martyr Marwa and the Double Standards

Medhat Kelada | 20 September 2009
The Martyr Marwa and the Double Standards of the Middle East At the funeral event, thousands of people in Alexandria transformed her funeral to a popular event, the body of Marwa El-Sherbini, assassinated last Wednesday by a German extremist of Russian origin .. More

Problems on hold:Bombshells of fanaticism

Youseef Sidhom | 19 September 2009
The bombshells of fanaticism keep on dropping. Amid the explosions and moral carnage several questions beg answers. Why now? In whose interest is the confusion and efforts to disintegrate the national.. More

Massive crackdown on the Ikhwan

Others | 19 September 2009
The Egyptian Gazette of October 29,1954 reported the arrest of Ikhwan 'Secret Group '.As a follow-up,The Egyptian Gazette of October 31, 1954 carried a front-page report headlined:Brothers planned .. More

Discrimination in medical school

Youseef Sidhom | 17 September 2009
Rimon Saleh Adly Abdullah is a young doctor from the town of Maragha in Sohag, Upper Egypt. Abdullah earned a degree in medicine from Sohag University in September 2004; he graduated with a general.. More

In Europe: Halal Ads Hit French TV

Others | 16 September 2009
A pack of shoppers swarm supermarket shelves, cheerfully snapping up packages of prepared lasagna, ravioli and paella as they sing the products' praises. Sounds just like a normal evening TV ad. And it is, only this one features ethnic-Arab actors in a commercial for halal food in France. A first in its .. More

THE WAR ON '9-11'

Walid Phares | 16 September 2009
The Jihadi attacks against New York and Washington created an unforgettable date in the collective psyche of Americans: this nation was bled by men indoctrinated by an ideology that, both in its texts and in its actions, knows no mercy for free societies. The terrifying three numbers and a hyphen 9-11 took their place in the country's national identity, alongside Pearl Harbor in the high drama of American history. .. More