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2006-04-24 13:03:00

CAIRO (Reuters) - A witness said he heard three explosions and saw smoke in the tourist bazaar area of the Egyptian Sinai resort town of Dahab on Monday, part of a five-day spring holiday in Egypt. "There is smoke coming from the area and there are people running everywhere," said the witness, who did not want to be named. The explosions were heard about 7:15 p.m. local time (1315 EDT) the witness said. A interior ministry official confirmed there had been explosions but said he...

2006-04-24 13:08:45

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday and smoke could be seen rising from the town's tourist bazaar, witnesses said. Residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. Media reports spoke of at least 100 dead and injured. "There is smoke coming from the area and there are people running everywhere," said the witness, who did not want to be named. The explosions were heard about 7:15 p.m....

2006-04-19 06:07:07

Please read in paragraph five ... student named Ahmed Mohamed Ali Gabr... instead of ... student named Ahmed Mohamed Ali Badr... and make conform through . CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian government said on Wednesday it had broken up a group of at least 22 militant Islamists planning bomb attacks on tourist targets, a gas pipeline near Cairo and Muslim and Christian religious leaders. The Interior Ministry said in a statement the underground organization called itself the Victorious...

2006-04-19 05:23:22

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian government said on Wednesday it had broken up a group of at least 22 militant Islamists planning bomb attacks on tourist targets, a gas pipeline near Cairo and Muslim and Christian religious leaders. The Interior Ministry said in a statement the underground organization called itself the Victorious Group and had members in suburbs northeast and south of the capital. "Information, documents and interviews ... confirmed that they were studying carrying...

2006-04-19 04:41:32

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian government said on Wednesday it had broken up a group of at least 22 militant Islamists planning bomb attacks on tourist targets, a gas pipeline near Cairo and Muslim and Christian religious leaders. The Interior Ministry said in a statement the underground organization called itself the Victorious Group and had members in suburbs northeast and south of the capital. "Information, documents and interviews ... confirmed that they were studying carrying...

2006-04-18 10:55:00

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO -- The United States found little support in the Arab world when it invaded Iraq in 2003. In a military confrontation with Tehran over Iran's nuclear program, it should not expect any more. Some Arabs, mainly outside the Gulf, are positively enthusiastic about Iran's program, even if it acquires nuclear weapons, if only because it would be a poke in the eye or a counterweight to Israel and the United States. Others, especially in countries closest to Iran, are wary of...

2006-04-14 18:01:37

By Kheiry Hussein CAIRO (Reuters) - A mentally ill Egyptian man killed a worshipper and wounded five others on Friday in knife attacks at two Coptic Christian churches in the coastal city of Alexandria, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Security and police officials said earlier three Egyptians working together had killed one person and wounded three others in separate attacks on three churches and another man had been apprehended before attacking worshippers in a fourth...

2006-04-09 14:32:07

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Sunday recent Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip were excessive and disproportionate, and would lead to further violence. The Israeli army fired artillery shells into the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing a civilian and wounding 15 civilians and policemen, Palestinian security sources said. Israeli army officials have said the strikes were on locations on the outskirts of Beit Hanoun, a town in the northern...

2006-04-09 12:57:32

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Sunday recent Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip were excessive and disproportionate, and would lead to further violence. The Israeli army fired artillery shells into the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing a civilian and wounding 15 civilians and policemen, Palestinian security sources said. Israeli army officials have said the strikes were on locations on the outskirts of Beit Hanoun, a town in the northern...

2006-04-03 07:26:19

By Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - In Egypt HIV and AIDS happen to other people; namely foreigners, the promiscuous, drug addicts and generally the morally corrupt, who should be avoided in case they infect you with a handshake, cough or unwashed cup. Which is why Ahmed Turky's Friday sermon at a small Cairo mosque was unusual. In a Muslim country where hard drugs are relatively rare, gays are imprisoned and sex before or outside marriage is furtive, Turky's talk of compassion...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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