CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says 19 people have been killed and more than 100 injured when two railroad passenger cars derailed just south of Cairo.
The official MENA news agency quoted Health Ministry officials as saying that the 107 wounded were being treated in hospitals near the site of the accident in Giza's Badrasheen neighborhood.
The train was carrying army recruits when it jumped the track Monday evening.
The accident comes the same month that President Mohammed Morsi named a new transportation minister who is a member of his Muslim Brotherhood group. The post had been left vacant in the aftermath of a train accident that killed 49 kindergartners on their way to school in November.
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A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and the government said it was trying to determine if there were any links to the brutal killing of a British soldier by suspected Islamic extremists.
Obama is not claiming final victory over extremists who still seek to kill Americans and other Westerners. Instead, he is refocusing the long struggle against terrorism that lies ahead, steering the United States away from what he calls an equally frightening threat — a country in a state of perpetual war.