In Egypt, transgender activist fights battle on many fronts

CAIRO (AP) — Malak el-Kashif left home on her birthday seven years ago. Walking into an uncertain future, she was underdressed for the weather and armed with little— except for some makeup, a few wome...

Egyptian engineer gets 15 years over deadly locomotive crash

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Monday sentenced a train engineer to 15 years in prison for his conviction on charges of manslaughter and damaging public property stemming from a deadly locomotive cras...

Mexico bus-train crash hurts nearly 3 dozen, deaths reported

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A bus carrying day laborers was struck by a cargo train in northwestern Mexico on Tuesday, injuring nearly three dozen people, officials said, and there were media reports of multip...

Train overturns car and kills driver in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taroko Express train smashed into a car stalled on the tracks between Hualien City and Ji’an Friday (September 6) afternoon, killing the driver. Investigators w...

Man fatally struck by train at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent suicide, a man was fatally struck by a train at the Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18), causing delays for nearly 10,000 passengers. At 3:41 p....

Egypt releases transgender woman after 4 months in jail

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights group says authorities have released a transgender woman held for more than four months in connection to a call for protests. The Egyptian Commission ...

Official blasts complacency before fatal 2017 train crash

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017, with the agency's vice chairman blasting what he descr...

Train crash kills 4, injures at least 65 in Bangladesh

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — An official says at least four people were killed and another 65 were injured when five coaches of a passenger train veered off a railway bridge in northeastern Bangladesh. ...

Taiwan Rail seeks compensation for Puyuma train disaster

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Friday that it is seeking compensation from both the manufacturer of the Puyuma train model involved in a deadly derailment last October in northeastern T...

NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely cause of GOP train crash

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal investigators co...

Feds release files on GOP train crash ahead of final report

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal investigators released nearly 100 documents Tuesday that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers ...

Group: Egyptian police abuse arrested transgender woman

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights group says authorities have abused a transgender woman arrested last week on charges of belonging to a terrorist group, subjecting her to a forced anal exam that amount...

Egypt appoints military officer as transportation minister

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president is appointing a military officer to lead the country's transportation ministry, less than two weeks after its minister resigned over a deadly February train crash in Cai...

Group concerned over arrest of Egyptian transgender woman

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is voicing concern over the safety and well-being of an Egyptian transgender woman arrested during a police raid on her home in Cairo. Amne...

Egypt: More arrested over Cairo train crash that killed 25

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have arrested another five people over a deadly train crash and explosion last week at Cairo's main railway station. At least 25 people were killed ...