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 5:59

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(...)

The destroyed Evangelical Church in Mallawi at Minya governorate, about 245 km  south of Cairo.

Egypt’s Coptic Christians in provincial cities and towns have been the victims of assault, attacks on their homes and shops, and burnings of cars and (...)

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton with Egypt’s then interim vice-president Mohamed ElBaradei during her visit to Cairo last month, when she initiated an attempted deal to resolve the Egyptian conflict. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

An EU-US brokered deal to end the stand-off between Egypt’s interim government and the Muslim Brotherhood over its protest camps at Cairo’s Nasr City (...)

Heavily-armed members of  Egypt’s security forces in Cairo. Photgraph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

The brother of al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri has been arrested in Egypt, officials say. The official said that Mohammed al-Zawahri, leader of(...)

Egypt’s interim vice president Mohamed El Baradei, who resigned yesterday, speaks at a news conference with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Cairo in July. Ms Ashton called on the security forces to “exercise utmost restraint and on all Egyptian citizens”. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

The EU and US have castigated yesterday’s use of force by the Egyptian authorities to disperse Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins at Nasr City and Giza. EU fo(...)

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi cheer during a sit-in near Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City neighbourhood of Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Narciso Contreras/The New York Times

Egyptians were on tenterhooks yesterday as they expected the security forces to begin a campaign to end the two main Cairo sit-ins protesting the oust(...)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hold  up posters of him during a protest at the Rabaa al-Adawiya square where they are camping, in Cairo on Tuesday.  Photograph: Reuters

Egypt’s caretaker prime minister Hazem Beblawi said yesterday the decision to disband Cairo’s protest camps was final and called on Egyptians demandin(...)