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Hundreds of Egyptian workers demonstrated Saturday in downtown Cairo, calling for raising the national minimum wage. Protesters assembled in front of the ministerial cabinet in Hussein Hegazi Street, from 11 AM to roughly 2 PM. Central Security...
 A coalition of labor groups and NGOs will be demonstrating tomorrow 11 AM in downtown Cairo, calling for raising the national minimum wage.  The national minimum wage in Egypt is LE35 a month, and remains unchanged since 1984. Labor...
The saga of Islam Online (IOL) took an abrupt 11th hour turn Wednesday night--apparently in favor for the more than 200 staffers who walked off their jobs and had mostly resigned themselves to leaving the influential Islamic news website. Strikers...
The two leading state-run Arabic dailies Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar most of the time bear similar news, photos, if not identical headlines. Today is no different. Both papers highlighted President Mubarak's meeting with the Saudi foreign minister in...
The two major government-run dailies, Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar, had today similar frontpages, highlighting President Hosni Mubarak's visit to the UAE to discuss regional matters, such as Iraq and Iran. The two papers also ran statements from the...
On the morning of January 30 in 2007, two buses arrived from Mahalla to Cairo's Shoubra district, parking a block away from the headquarters of the General Union of Textile Workers. The bus was carrying around 200 workers from the Misr Spinning and...
On occasions, coverage of Marwa El Sherbini's was influenced by players' agendas, Hossam el-Hamalawy writes. The gruesome murder of the 32-year-old Marwa El Sherbini was first reported by the Youm7 website on the 2nd of July, one day after the crime...
In a solidarity meeting in Cairo, the Tanta Flax and Oil Company workers renewed their call for the nationalization of their factory, threatening to take over the factory and run it independently from the investor and the government if the latter...
Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1951, Charles Glass is a broadcaster, journalist and author of several books, who began his journalistic career in 1973 at the ABC News Beirut bureau. He covered the October 1973 War on the Egyptian and Syrian...
On Saturday, virtually all publications, independent and state-owned, devoted wide coverage to the death of the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson, with background stories about his life, reactions from the fans, causes of death, etc. The local press...

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