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2006-04-29 18:14:03

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces killed one person and captured four early on Sunday in a gun battle in the center of Sinai while investigating bomb attacks in the resort of Dahab and north Sinai, security sources said. Two people involved in the gunfight escaped, the sources added. However, separate security sources said that one man was killed and no one was captured. Details of the shootout were not immediately available. Bomb attacks killed 18 people in Dahab on Monday,...

2006-04-29 18:02:01

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces killed one person and captured four others early on Sunday in a gun battle in the center Sinai while investigating bomb attacks in the resort of Dahab and north Sinai, security sources said. Two people involved in the gunfight escaped.

2006-04-26 06:26:53

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two men blew themselves up in Egypt's north Sinai on Wednesday, one near an airport used by an international observer force, security sources said. A spokesman for the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), Normand St. Pierre, said the first bomber appeared to target MFO vehicles but there were no MFO injuries. Egyptian security sources had earlier said two MFO members had been hurt. The second man blew himself up next to a police car outside a police station in...

2006-04-26 06:04:27

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two men blew themselves up in Egypt's north Sinai on Wednesday, one near an airport used by an international observer force, security sources said. A spokesman for the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), Normand St. Pierre, said the first bomber appeared to target observer force vehicles but there were no MFO injuries. Egyptian security sources had said two members of the multinational force were injured.

2006-04-26 05:41:56

CAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near an airport in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Wednesday and two members of the multinational observer force were injured, Egyptian security forces said.

2006-04-25 11:58:28

By Amil Khan and Cynthia Johnston DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police detained at least 10 people, including computer engineers, on Tuesday in connection with a triple bombing in the Sinai tourist resort of Dahab that killed at least 18 people and wounded scores. Security sources provided few details on those detained, but the state MENA news agency said two of them were computer engineers who arrived in Dahab from Cairo the day before the blasts, which went off nearly...

2006-04-25 08:39:22

By Amil Khan and Cynthia Johnston DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Defiant holidaymakers described scenes of carnage in Egypt's Sinai resort of Dahab on Tuesday after three bombs killed at least 23 people in the latest attack on the country's vital tourist industry. A security source said 10 people, all of them Egyptians, had been detained in connection with Monday's bombings, but gave no details on what their involvement may have been or if they were connected to a specific group. Despite...

2006-04-25 06:57:30

By Amil Khan and Cynthia Johnston DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Foreign holidaymakers described scenes of carnage in Egypt's Sinai resort of Dahab on Tuesday after three bombs killed at least 23 people in the latest attack against the country's vital tourist industry. A security source said that 10 people, all of them Egyptians, had been detained in connection with Monday night's bombings, but gave no details on what their involvement may have been or if they were connected with a...

2006-04-24 20:52:47

By Ahmed Seif DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Bombers have struck again at a resort in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing at least 23 people in three nearly simultaneous explosions in a market and restaurant area popular with foreign tourists. The dead in the budget resort of Dahab, a beach and diving center for backpackers, included a young German boy and two other foreigners, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said. Sixty-two people were wounded in the bombings on Monday evening, including...

2006-04-24 13:58:54

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 150, a security official said. Witnesses said smoke could be seen rising from the town's tourist bazaar, and residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. "It is twenty-two dead and 150 wounded ... There were three explosions," said the official, who did not want to be named. An official with the local...


Latest Red Sea Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

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2007-12-18 14:34:45

The Silver Moony (Monodactylus argenteus), is a perciform fish found in the Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, North to the Yaeyamas, south to New Caledonia and Australia. This fish is often kept in brackish water aquaria. Silver moony has a silver body in a triangular shape. They have big eyes and crossed with a dark ray. Its fins are silver with yellow reflection.

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2007-04-19 05:56:14

The Bluespotted ribbontail ray, Taeniura lymma, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae, found around coral reefs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands north to southern Japan and south to northern Australia, between latitudes 32° N and 30° S. The bluespotted ribbontail ray is a colorful stingray with large bright blue spots on an oval, elongated disc and with blue longitudinal stripes on the tail. The snout is rounded and angular,...

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2007-04-05 00:11:48

The Spotted garden-eel, Heteroconger hassi, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia, and throughout Micronesia, at depths of between 22.97 and 147.64 ft (7 and 45 m). Length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm), and the body diameter is up to about .55 in (14 mm). The markings on the spotted garden-eel are variable but usually...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'