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2006-02-14 11:24:30

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Security guards shot dead two men, police used teargas on students in Islamabad's diplomatic enclave and protesters attacked Western businesses on Tuesday in Pakistan's most violent reaction yet to cartoons of the Prophet. In Iran, scores of demonstrators hurled petrol bombs at the British embassy in renewed protests against the cartoons and Western opposition to Tehran's nuclear ambitions. The dispute should not be allowed to divide Europe...

2006-02-08 11:37:42

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - Hamas said on Wednesday it would not bow to pressure to recognize Israel despite international threats to cut aid to any government run by the Palestinian militant group. "Hamas does not recognize Israel and we won't accept anybody in the world forcing us into a corner," Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal told journalists in Cairo. Meshaal, in Egypt for talks involving Hamas leaders from the Palestinian territories and those in exile on forming a...

2006-02-06 08:15:19

SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Angry Egyptians seeking news of relatives lost aboard the ferry which sank in the Red Sea last week ransacked the office of the vessel's owners on Monday and set fire to the furniture, witnesses said. A crowd of men hurled chairs, filing cabinets and air-conditioning units out of the first floor office, piling them up in front of the building and setting fire to them, Reuters Television footage showed. Police fired tear gas to drive away the chanting crowd...

2006-02-03 20:24:26

By Tom Perry SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Hopes of finding nearly 900 missing people after the sinking of an Egyptian ferry faded on Saturday as the search for them entered a second day. Rescuers have already found at least 185 bodies and pulled 314 survivors from the sea where the 35-year-old ferry Al Salam 98 sank on its journey to Safaga from Duba in northwest Saudi Arabia, one official said. The ferry was carrying 1,272 passengers, mainly Egyptians, and 100 crew when it lost...

2006-02-03 13:48:22

By Tom Perry SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - A ferry carrying nearly 1,300 passengers, mainly Egyptians, sank in the Red Sea overnight between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and rescuers pulled at least 45 dead bodies from the water, officials said on Friday. Rescuers also plucked 185 survivors out of the sea, shipping company executive Mamdouh Radi told Nile News television. As darkness fell, search and rescue boats were still bringing the dead and survivors back toward the Egyptian port of...

2006-02-03 13:39:49

By Tom Perry SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - A ferry carrying nearly 1,300 passengers, mainly Egyptians, sank in the Red Sea overnight between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and rescuers pulled at least 45 dead bodies from the water, officials said on Friday. Rescuers also plucked 185 survivors out of the sea, shipping company executive Mamdouh Radi told Nile News television. As darkness fell, search and rescue boats were still bringing the dead and survivors back toward the Egyptian port of...

2006-02-03 10:06:57

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - A ferry carrying 1,272 passengers sank in the Red Sea overnight on a trip from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, and search and rescue teams retrieved dozens of dead bodies from the water, official sources said on Friday. Egyptian state television quoted naval sources as saying rescue teams had also picked up 100 survivors but other official sources gave numbers between 14 and 20 for those found alive. At least 12 survivors were brought ashore at the...

2006-02-03 08:36:32

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - A ferry carrying 1,300 passengers sank in the Red Sea overnight on a trip from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, and search and rescue teams picked up dozens of dead bodies from the water, official sources said on Friday. At least 12 survivors were brought ashore at the Egyptian port of Safaga, where the 35-year-old ferry was meant to arrive at 2 a.m. (7 p.m. EST) on Friday morning, they said. A search and rescue plane also spotted a lifeboat near where the...

2006-02-03 08:26:51

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - A ferry carrying 1,300 passengers sank in the Red Sea overnight on a trip from Saudi Arabia to Egypt and search and rescue teams picked up dozens of dead bodies from the water, official sources said on Friday. Some survivors were also brought ashore at the Egyptian port of Safaga, where the ferry had been scheduled to arrive at 2 a.m. (7 p.m. EST) on Friday morning, they added. A search and rescue plane spotted a lifeboat near where the...

2006-02-03 07:35:40

CAIRO (Reuters) - Rescue teams picked up dozens of dead bodies from an Egyptian ferry that disappeared with some 1,300 people on board on Friday, police sources said. "Dozens of bodies were picked up from the sea ... they were from the ferry," a police source at the port of Safaga said.