Alexandria

  • Egypt: Six Morsi supporters die in fresh protests August 31, 2013

    Thousands of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi marched through Cairo and cities across Egypt on Friday to demand his reinstatement, in the movement's biggest show of defiance since hundreds of protesters were killed two weeks ago. Although most marches passed without major incident, a security source said there had...
  • Egypt violence: Death toll mounts as protesters defy military warning August 17, 2013

    Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters thronged streets and clashed with security forces in the capital Cairo, Ismailiya, Damietta, Alexandria and elsewhere on Friday. The protesters defied a dusk-to-dawn curfew inspite of the military's warning that it will deal firmly with anyone who breaches it. ...
  • Obama expresses deep concern, doesn't condemn Egyptian military intervention July 4, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama expressed deep concern about the Egyptian military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday but stopped short of condemning a move that could lead to a cut-off in US aid. Obama issued a written statement responding to dramatic events in Cairo after huddling with his...
  • Egypt's constitution seen passing in referendum December 22, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. After a first round last week in which unofficial results showed 57 percent of those who voted approved the...
  • Egyptians narrowly back constitution: Official December 16, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptians voted narrowly in favour of a constitution shaped by Islamists and opposed by liberals in the first round of a two-stage vote, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's party that sought a "yes" vote said on Sunday, citing its unofficial tally. One opposition official also said the vote...
  • Watch: Anti-Morsi protests break out in Egypt November 24, 2012

    Protestors stormed the headquarters of President Mohamed Morsi's party - the Muslim Brotherhood - in Alexandria, after he assumed new powers that go beyond even those of toppled president Hosni Mubarak. ...
  • Egypt: Hillary on visit, pelted with tomatoes July 16, 2012

    Alexandria: Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying...
  • Footloose in Egypt August 9, 2011

    Alright in Alexandria The receptionist has throat cancer and must keep a finger on the tiny hole at the top of his chest when he speaks, "Welcome to..." and as his fingertip slips there's a deflated wheeze instead of "Alexandria". My room is one of those typical budget accommodations with a...
  • Egypt: Coptic Christians protest church burning March 6, 2011

    Cairo: Hundreds of Coptic Christians gathered outside the state television and radio building in Cairo on Sunday to protest against the burning of a church following religious clashes south of the capital. Protesters, some carrying wooden crosses and Egyptian flags, demanded that the armed forces intervene to protect Coptic communities and...
  • Egyptian protesters storm security HQ March 5, 2011

    Cairo: Thousands of protesters stormed the headquarters of internal security service in Egypt's second largest city of Alexandria on Friday in an outburst of anger at the agency charged with large scale human rights violation during toppled President Hosni Mubarak's regime. Protesters marched into the building late on Friday attacking...
  • Alexandria tries to move on amidst Egypt unrest February 3, 2011

    Shops, offices open in the Egyptian city of Alexandria amid reports of clashes in Cairo. ...
  • Egypt protesters defy curfew amidst gunfire January 31, 2011

    The demonstrators expressed defiance on the streets of Alexandria even as warning gunfire sailed above their heads. ...