Alexandria

Lifestyle & Belief

Coptic Christians fearful for what an Islamist Egypt will mean for them

As the democratic process in Egypt winds up, Coptic Christians find themselves facing a number of restrictions and proclamations that would leave them with fewer rights than they already have. They're worried that the newly empowered Islamists will force them to pay special taxes or wear veils not called for by their religion.

Lifestyle & Belief

Coptic Christians fearful for what an Islamist Egypt will mean for them

As the democratic process in Egypt winds up, Coptic Christians find themselves facing a number of restrictions and proclamations that would leave them with fewer rights than they already have. They're worried that the newly empowered Islamists will force them to pay special taxes or wear veils not called for by their religion.

Conflict & Justice

Roots of South Africa violence

South Africa has been experiencing a wave of anti-immigrant violence and so far, 42 people have been killed, and thousands of others have fled their homes in the past two weeks, so The BBC's Martin Plaut takes a look at what's behind the violent attacks.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were searching for the birthplace of the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra. The answer is the city of Alexandria, where archeologists may have come closer to discovering the long-searched-for royal tomb of Cleopatra and her lover Antony.

Conflict & Justice

Roots of South Africa violence

South Africa has been experiencing a wave of anti-immigrant violence and so far, 42 people have been killed, and thousands of others have fled their homes in the past two weeks, so The BBC's Martin Plaut takes a look at what's behind the violent attacks.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were searching for the birthplace of the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra. The answer is the city of Alexandria, where archeologists may have come closer to discovering the long-searched-for royal tomb of Cleopatra and her lover Antony.

Conflict & Justice

Massive protests in Egypt

Protests against Hosni Mubarak and his rule grow. Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Cairo urging him to step down immediately. The demonstration was the biggest since protests began last week. The World's Matthew Bell is in Cairo.

Conflict & Justice

Protecting evidence in Egypt

Protesters in Egypt stormed several state security buildings over the weekend to stop the destruction of documents that could be used in the prosecution of former members of the Mubarak government. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Cairo.