Egypt concern over public sector strike

Teachers, doctors, transport workers and port employees have taken to the streets demanding better pay.

    Egypt's top government officials have called an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss strikes by doctors, teachers and transport workers that are spreading throughout the country.

    Although the first day of classes was last week, many schools have since been closed due to teachers' demands for higher pay and education reform.

    Several thousand dissatisfied public sector employees gathered in Cairo on Saturday to press for their demands.

    Jane Arraf reports from Cairo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.