Latest Cairo Stories

2007-08-27 09:05:00

Egyptian authorities have accused Belgian diplomats of damaging a 40 million-year-old whale fossil when they allegedly drove over the remains in a protected desert area, an official said Monday. Belgian officials denied any damage was done.

2006-09-04 15:14:13

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian passenger train and a freight train collided north of Cairo on Monday, killing two people and injuring 16 others in the second fatal rail accident in Egypt in two weeks, security sources said.

2006-08-31 10:14:48

By Aziz Kaissouni CAIRO (Reuters) - Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz was given a state funeral on Thursday but the everyday Egyptians his novels depicted were kept out of sight by heavy security.

2006-08-30 06:46:18

By Summer Said CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz, the only writer in Arabic to win the Nobel Prize for literature, died on Wednesday in Cairo aged 94, doctors said.

2006-08-30 02:41:25

By Summer Said CAIRO (Reuters) - Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the 1988 Nobel prize for literature and best known for his Cairo Trilogy, died on Wednesday in Egypt after suffering from a bleeding ulcer, doctors at an interior ministry hospital said.

2006-08-25 09:03:01

By Summer Said CAIRO (Reuters) - A massive statue of one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs, Ramses II, rolled through the streets of Cairo to a new home near the Pyramids on Friday to escape the corrosive pollution of its former spot in a crowded transit hub.

2006-08-21 06:34:05

By Aziz El-Kaissouni QALYOUB, Egypt (Reuters) - A train crash killed and injured dozens of people in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo on Monday in Egypt's worst rail disaster for four years. Casualty figures varied widely. Egypt's health minister put the toll at 58 dead and 143 injured.

2006-08-21 05:01:31

By Aziz El-Kaissouni QALYOUB, Egypt (Reuters) - A train crash killed scores of people and injured more than twice as many on Monday in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, in the worst rail disaster in Egypt since 2002. Early casualty figures varied widely.

2006-08-21 02:22:12

CAIRO (Reuters) - A collision between two trains in a town in Egypt's Nile Delta killed 80 people and injured 163 on Monday, an Egyptian security source said. The accident took place at about 0430 GMT near the town of Qalyoub, about 20 km (12 miles) north of Cairo.

2006-08-21 02:06:11

CAIRO (Reuters) - A collision between two trains killed at least 20 people and injured 131 on Monday in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, Egypt's state MENA news agency said.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.