Smoke, soot and sweat: Egypt’s charcoal workers | AFP

To fuel Egyptians’ love for shisha pipes and barbeques, Said Mahrous and his men toil in an open-air furnace, inhaling thick plumes of smoke day in, day out. Covered in soot and sweat, their faces blackened, they labour in a village near Cairo over burning mounds of charcoal, without gloves, facemasks or health insurance.

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Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt | AFP

Rare small protests break out in Cairo and other Egyptian cities, like in those images from the city of Al Mahallah Al Kubra, calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. IMAGES

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Fiery Cairo car crash claims 19 lives in Egypt | AFP

Police and emergency services gather at the site where at least 19 people were killed when a speeding car driving against traffic crashed into three others causing a huge explosion in Cairo.

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Aftermath of Fiery Cairo car crash that claimed 19 lives | AFP

Police and emergency services gather at the site where at least 19 people were killed when a speeding car driving against traffic crashed into three others causing a huge explosion in Cairo. IMAGES

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Artist adorns Egyptian cave church with biblical art | AFP

Polish artist Mario has spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo’s Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church’s parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo.

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Egypt opens two ancient pyramids, unveils new finds | AFP

Egypt opened two ancient pyramids south of the capital Cairo and unveiled a collection of newly found sarcophagi, some containing well-preserved mummies. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani told reporters the Bent Pyramid of King Sneferu, the first pharaoh of Egypt’s 4th dynasty, and a nearby pyramid would be reopened to visitors for the first time since 1965.

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The treasure of Tutankhamun | AFP Animé

Videographic presenting the life of ancient Egypt’s boy pharaoh Tutankhamun. Egypt has asked international police agency Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for $6 million despite fierce opposition from Cairo, government officials said.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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The treasure of Tutankamun | AFP Animé

Videographic presenting the life of ancient Egypt’s boy pharaoh Tutankhamun. A 3,000-year-old head sculpture of an eternally-young Tutankhamun — the Egyptian pharaoh known as King Tut — goes under the hammer this week in London despite an outcry from Cairo. VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Egypt’s former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo | AFP

Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday, as calls mounted for an independent investigation into the causes of his death after he collapsed in a Cairo courtroom.

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Discovery of a new Pharoah tomb in southern Egypt

Archaeologists display and work on artifacts from the newly-discovered tomb of Shedsu-Djehuty at the Draa Abul Naga necropolis in Luxor’s West Bank, 700 km south of Cairo. The tomb dates back to the 18th Dynasty and is considered one of the largest discovered tombs in the archeological site.IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES

‘I saw people burning’: Eyewitnesses recollect deadly train crash in Cairo that killed 22 people

Egyptian authorities have arrested six people in connection with a deadly train crash in Cairo earlier this week, that claimed 22 lives. Egypt’s Transport minister has resigned over the incident which is said to have been triggered by a brawl between two train drivers – one allegedly left the breaks off. Eye witnesses described the horror that unfolded around them. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9p6s

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Egypt’s largest secondhand book market faces uncertain future

Nearly 130 book sellers at “Soor Al-Azbakeya” in Egypt’s capital Cairo hold their own book fair on a sidewalk, offering secondhand books at low prices. The Azbakeya book market is known as the oldest market for secondhand books in Egypt, but its future is uncertain: its participation in the 50th edition of the official Cairo book fair, which is scheduled to kick off on January 23rd, was limited for “unknown reasons”.