German restorer Christian Eckmann carrying out restoration work on the golden mask of King Tutankhamun  after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back, at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Photoghraph: Amr Nabil/AP

Eight Egyptian museum officials are to face a disciplinary tribunal for their role in a botched repair job that caused lasting damage to the famed gol(...)

Egyptian police officers stand next to a bus with damaged glass following an attack on a hotel near the pyramids of Giza in Egypt on January 7th, 2016. Photograph: Nameer Galal/EPA

Gunmen opened fire on Israeli tourists as they boarded a bus in Cairo on Thursday but there were no casualties, security sources said. Egypt declared(...)

Egyptians light candles as the French and Egyptian flags and France’s national colours are projected onto one of the pyramids at Giza, outside Cairo,   in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. The words on the pyramid read: “Solidarity with France”. Photograph:  Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt lit the Giza pyramids on Sunday night with the colours of the flags of both France and Russia in solidarity with the victims of Islamic State at(...)

Egyptians queue outside a polling station in the al-Haram neighbourhood in the southern Cairo Giza district. Photograph: Khaled DesoukiAFP/Getty Images

Egypt’s long-awaited parliamentary election got off to a slow start on Sunday, marking the final step in a process that was meant to restore democrac(...)

Egyptian Muslims perform Eid-al-Fitr prayers in front of mosques in the old Islamic area of Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters.

Six supporters of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood were killed in clashes with police near the Giza pyramids in Cairo on Friday, security source(...)

 Archaeologist Howard Carter opening the coffin of Tutankhamen which he discovered in 1922: when a museum worker broke his beard moving the mask, a conservationist simply stuck it back on. Photograph: Time Life Pictures/Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Earlier this year there were reports of a botched conservation job to one of the world’s most famous artefacts of the ancient world, the magnificent g(...)

One of the climbers is visible (at centre towards top) in a ray of light coming through the roof of the Majlis al Jinn cave, located in the Hadschar Mountains in the south-east of the Sultanate of Oman. Video still image: Reuters

Majlis al Jinn, located in the Hadschar Mountains in the south-east of the Sultanate of Oman, is one of the largest cave chambers in the world(...)

A man walks over rubble inside the Islamic Art Museum after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo today. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Four separate bombings rocked the Egyptian capital today on the eve of the third anniversary of the Arab Spring revolt, killing at least six people, i(...)

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans against the military and interior ministry, during a protest in front of barbed wire, army soldiers and the riot police at El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo on Friday. Photograph: Reuters
Egyptian train crash kills 24 people
  • Africa
  • November 18, 2013, 08:11

A cargo train has slammed into vehicles crossing the tracks in Egypt, killing at least 24 people, many from the same family returning from a wedding p(...)

Egyptian helicopter gunships killed at least eight suspected militants in the restive north Sinai region yesterday, as authorities stepped up their fight against Islamists following the removal of Mohamed Morsi as president. Photograph: AP

Egyptian helicopter gunships killed at least eight suspected militants in the restive north Sinai region yesterday, as authorities stepped up their fi(...)