Al-Ahram Weekly - Special

Etching the war on canvas

Painter Khaled Al-Samahi talks about the impact his childhood memories of the October War have had on his art

Egypt: Keys for industrial growth

Localisation and specialisation have become keywords for the development of Egypt’s industrial sector

Decent Life initiative: A new era for rural Egypt

The Decent Life presidential initiative is improving the quality of life in 4,500 villages across Egypt

Egypt: Eliminating hazardous housing

Following a four-year programme costing LE32 billion, Egypt expects to announce that it is slum-free by the end of this year

INTERVIEW: Historian Assem El-Dessouki explains what makes a revolution?

Historian Assem Al-Dessouki explains why Egypt’s 30 June Revolution was a genuine revolution in an interview with Mohamed Shoeir

Egypt's new monorail project: Connecting Cairo’s east and west

Egypt’s monorail will link the New Administrative Capital with 6 October city, but there are also other connections at play, reports Karima Abdel-Ghani

Building Egypt’s 4G cities

Experts explain the thinking behind Egypt’s new fourth-generation cities

Egypt: Dawn of a new republic

In eight years, Egypt has become a new state

Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa

Rapid developments on crucial issues have been defining new patterns of interaction in the Horn of Africa with important ramifications for regional security, writes Basma Saad

Al-Ahram Weekly’s 30th anniversary: Respect for diversity

The first edition of Al-Ahram Weekly hit the newsstands 30 years ago, establishing a tradition of English-language journalism in Egypt that is as relevant as ever today

Al-Ahram Weekly’s 30th anniversary: Three decades and counting

As Al-Ahram Weekly celebrates its 30th birthday, thoughts turn to its founding generation and to its continuing crucial role,

Al-Ahram Weekly’s 30th anniversary: Why do we need to tell our story?

Al-Ahram Weekly’s 30th anniversary comes at an important time for Egypt and the region and during a period of disruption in the newspaper industry, but the paper remains faithful to its goals

World outlooks in 2021

After the Covid-19 pandemic that dominated 2020, the task for the world, the Middle East and Egypt in 2021 is to move on from the crisis and deal with its economic and social repercussions

Roshdi Said: An Egyptian geologist’s journey along the Nile

Mohamed Al-Barghouti celebrates the birth of renowned Egyptian geologist Roshdi Said 100 years ago, whose work on the River Nile, land reclamation, and mineral wealth in Egypt has yet to be fully appreciated

INTERVIEW: 'Friends of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh should react immediately,' says Armenia's president

In an exclusive interview with Al-Ahram Weekly, President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian talks about the humanitarian crisis in the Caucasus

INTERVIEW: Israeli-Palestinian talks - A view from the inside

Gamal Helal, former interpreter to five US presidents in talks between Israel and the Palestinians, talks to Dina Ezzat about the pursuit of a settlement in the Middle East

A fair settlement of the Palestinian cause: From Egypt to the UAE

From former Egyptian president Anwar Al-Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem in 1977 to the normalisation agreements signed by the UAE and Bahrain, Ahram Weekly recalls the pursuit of a fair settlement of the Palestinian cause

Who is responsible, and who benefits?

Palestinian political analysts differ on the causes of Lebanon’s explosions

Syria’s present gains

The Beirut blast may allow Syria a respite from international pressures, but in the long run it will add to the country’s woes

Like Lebanon, like Iraq

Dramatic tales of profound dysfunction are what Iraq has in common with Lebanon and they have begun unravelling

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