Al-Ahram Weekly

Economy

Interest rates on hold

With the slowdown in inflation and new inflows of foreign funds, the Central Bank of Egypt is likely to keep interest rates unchanged at its meeting this month.

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Interest rates on hold

Opinion

A Eid film

Soha Hesham

Soha Hesham was disappointed in this season’s big-budget production

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A Eid film

More keys to Gaza

Abdel-Moneim Said

Last week I discussed three questions that are key to understanding the fifth Gaza war. The first is the Iranian role ...

Lack of clarity on Gaza

Hussein Haridy

The Rafah operation by the Israeli army is still ongoing, but according to press reports the Israeli government could ...

The ICC: Credibility and independence

Amr Helmy

US arguments against the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the Gaza war are not based on sound ...

America from afar — (IX) Asia

Tarek Osman

As the previous article in this series showed, the American view of China has evolved from that of a country controlled ...

ASEAN: A blueprint for the Middle East?

Mostafa Ahmed

The history of Southeast Asia, which has been marred by prolonged conflicts since the 1950s, offers pertinent lessons ...

Point-blank: Islamising the cause

Mohamed Salmawy

“They’re a paramilitary arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. I will never forget what that group did to us.” I ...

Cultural diplomacy: A walk on the other side

Gihane Zaki

The world of today is riddled with a complexity that is growing more than at any other time in history. The difficult ...

Editorial: America’s inadequate role

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, visited both Saudi Arabia and Israel, while top White House Middle East Adviser ...

Students for justice in Palestine

Ahmed Mustafa

US police forces have arrested hundreds of students protesting across many university campuses in the country against ...

America from afar — (VIII) China

Tarek Osman

America’s political decision-making circles – at least the ones in the limelight – have never subscribed ...

Tinsel into gold?

Mahmoud Mohieldin

There is an old Arabic saying that people often cite when making a point that they believe speaks for itself. It goes ...

Gaza’s riddles

Abdel-Moneim Said

The fifth Gaza war has kept the world stunned and aghast since its sudden eruption on 7 October 2023. The surprise attack ...

Smashing into Rafah

Hussein Haridy

Last December, at the height of Israel’s military onslaught on the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Point-blank: US students revolt

Mohamed Salmawy

Young people across the US are demanding a ceasefire and freedom and self-determination for Palestinians. Netanyahu insists ...

Egypt, the multitasking mediator

Azza Radwan Sedky

The Hamas and Israeli delegations departed from Cairo last Thursday after yet another two days of talks on a possible ...

The lessons of Apartheid

Abdel-Rahman Salaheddin

Thirty years ago, the international community helped end the oppressive system of Apartheid in South Africa through economic ...

Limelight

Artificial vs human intelligence

For thousands of years man has obsessed over the confines of his capacity. Never contended, he pushed forward, onward ...

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Artificial vs human intelligence

Pursue the male species

Far from the hell and bloodbaths of agony and distress, the wars wage in distance places. The sad reality, evident ...

‘How sad and bad and mad it was’

What a seething, daunting, restless place this world is. Tensions are rising every hour, leaping from one spot to ...

If you believe Nostradamus

Once again an old book of prophecies is capturing the world’s attention. It is not just any book. It is the interpretation ...

Pack up your troubles

Our anxiety is by no means a modern phenomenon. It is part of our existence; an unavoidable consequence of life itself. Though ...

How sweet it is

The history of our world is the record of man in quest for food. Man does not live by bread alone; he needs something ...

Put the kettle on

It is a love story that has only grown in intensity and unquenchable desire throughout the ages. This intoxicating brew ...

For body and soul

The whole of Egypt is virtually on a spiritual journey. Muslims are observing the fast of the holy month of Ramadan and ...

The lantern of many colours

The city is bedecked with a million lanterns of many colours, out to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan. The magical ...

The show of shows

A year in the making, costing millions, involving thousands, it is the most anticipated, exaggerated, over-estimated ...

Hello Hallyuwood

On our gilded march to Oscar glitter, it is no surprise that Oppenheimer is gathering the gold of the award season. It ...

Never forget the Holocaust

It was a perfect little house, with a perfect little garden, for a perfect little family. It mattered little, or not ...

A horror for an Oscar

Oscar nominations are not what they used to be. It is little wonder that audiences regularly opt for the old “black ...

Murder for oil

If money is the root of all evil, oil is the source of most of the world’s money. Most murders are committed ...

Off to Barbieland

As Hollywood’s award season keeps rolling along, the much-awaited Oscar nominations announced on 23 January ...

The Manhattan Project

After its sweep at the Golden Globes on 8 January, there was little or no doubt the film Oppenheimer would be included ...

Tinseltown fever

The euphoria of the holiday season may be over for the rest of us, but way out there in a world of magic, the festivities ...

Special

The Egyptian-Israeli Treaty at a crossroads

The ongoing Israeli war on Gaza has put unprecedented pressure on the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty and the process of which it is a part, writes Sobhi Essaila

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The Egyptian-Israeli Treaty at a crossroads

Analysis: National security threats after the 30 June Revolution

Egypt formulated its comprehensive approach to national security following the 30 June Revolution in 2013, driven by ...

Uncertainty at the border

On 23 April, Egypt announced that it was coordinating with Sudanese authorities to secure the safe return of Egyptian ...

Fleeing war

The sun glares down on Argeen crossing at the Egyptian-Sudanese border. On Monday morning, the place looked calm. But ...

Lectures

Don't miss philosophy professor Emad El-Adly's lecture at Heliopolis Library

Diwan Bookstore 159, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Tel 01222 40 7084 Sat 25, 7pm: "What is Narration?: Pieces ...

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Don't miss philosophy professor Emad El-Adly's lecture at Heliopolis Library