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Textile workers suspend strike

By AFP CAIRO: Workers at Egypt’s largest factory have suspended a strike in support of the revolt that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak but will continue to press for higher wages, they told AFP on Sunday. “We have stopped striking for now, but we will continue to demand a raise in the minimum wage,” strike organizer …


Military vows democracy after Mubarak’s fall

By Joseph Krauss /AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s new military leadership vowed Saturday to pave the way for democracy and abide by its peace treaty with Israel, as Egyptians basked in their victory a day after Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said the current government would remain in place for a peaceful …


Egypt’s day of glory

By¬†Alon Ben-Meir Egypt‚Äôs day of glory can be sustained only if the revolutionaries, the opposition figures and the establishment work together while realizing that they are shaping Egypt’s¬†destiny. I want to begin this column by first applauding the Egyptian people. I applaud them not only for their heroism, but for their tenacity, their deep sense …


Mubarak: A cautionary tale

By¬†Rania Al Malky Yesterday morning I wrote an editorial titled ‚ÄúEgypt: A Deadlock‚ÄĚ, but by 6 pm, everything changed. In a minute long televised statement, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that President Hosni Mubarak had stepped down and assigned the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to run the country. Everyone will remember this moment …


Mubarak steps down, Egypt celebrates

By¬†Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Egypt‚Äôs President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on Friday, assigning the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to run the country. Vice President Omar Suleiman announced the president‚Äôs departure in a brief televised statement at 6 pm. Mubarak has been in power since 1981. Demonstrations have swept the country since Jan. 25, calling …


Hail the people, says Egypt’s opposition

By¬†Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Various opposition powers welcomed Mubarak’s decision to step down and hailed the Egyptian youth’s role in affecting change in Egypt. They expressed hope that a civilian government would be in charge of the country. “People are happy with what happened, they have imposed their will and forced Mubarak and his regime to …


Analysis: Economic outlook cautious but positive after Mubarak steps down

By¬†Amira Salah-Ahmed CAIRO: Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt at 6 pm on February 11 after 18 days of nationwide protests that more or less paralyzed the economy, brought the stock market to its second lowest point in history and prompted tourists to flee the country. The Egyptian pound steadily spiraled to its …


Mubarak likely to quit on Thursday night: officials

By¬†Andrew Hammond and Alexander Dziadosz / Reuters CAIRO: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looked likely to step down on Thursday in response to more than two weeks of nationwide protests against his 30-year rule. Asked if Mubarak would step down, an Egyptian official told Reuters: “Most probably.” The BBC also quoted the head of Mubarak’s political …


Thousands of lawyers march to Abdeen to ‘symbolically cordon president’

By¬†Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Under heavy rain, thousands of lawyers from all over Egypt marched Thursday afternoon towards the presidential Abdeen palace in downtown Cairo. Lawyer Mostafa Hamdy, from Mahalla governorate, told Daily News Egypt that he and his colleagues decided to move towards Abdeen Palace and not to protest in Tahrir square to ‚Äúsymbolically cordon …


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