Latest Red Sea Riviera Stories

2005-08-23 05:22:21

By Camilla Hall CAIRO (Reuters) - Frightened tourists have been slow to return to Egypt's south Sinai since bombs killed more than 64 people in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh last month, dragging the regional economy into the doldrums, hoteliers said on Tuesday. The resort town is a major attraction in Egypt's tourism industry, drawing 2 million tourists and accounting for 25 percent of Egypt's room capacity in 2004. Hotels near two bombing sites in Naama Bay, Sharm el-Sheikh's most...

2005-07-23 01:12:00

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - The death toll from bombings in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday has risen to 59, the satellite news channel Al Jazeera said, quoting Egyptian Interior Minister Habib el-Adli. It carried the report in an on-screen news alert. Habib flew to Sharm el-Sheikh from Cairo early on Saturday. It also quoted Adli as saying he could not rule out a link between the Sharm el-Sheikh bombings and attacks on Red Sea resorts further north last...

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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.