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2006-04-24 14:49:28

By Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday, killing 30 people and wounding more than 100, rescue and security officials said. Witnesses said smoke billowed up from the town's tourist bazaar, and residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. An Interior Ministry statement gave a toll of 10 dead and 100 injured. The ministry often lags behind other sources. It said there were...

2006-04-10 22:11:02

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - In the windless pre-dawn of a dark Asmara backstreet, while women are asleep in doorways and teams of cycling enthusiasts begin their morning training, a thin stream of smoke rises from a chimney. Brothers Eyob and Filimon Kahsay have been roasting coffee since 3 a.m. -- long before the mosque calls its faithful to prayer and Orthodox Christians begin their chanting. "Eritreans must have their coffee," says Eyob, one of eight children whose parents...

2006-04-08 13:19:37

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - Rescuers in Djibouti found 37 more bodies on Saturday from an overloaded boat that sank two days ago, bringing the death toll to 109 in one of the Red Sea nation's worst disasters, officials said. The bodies were pulled out of the water near the port in Djibouti, where the wooden boat capsized on Thursday carrying some 250 people to an annual religious pilgrimage. "We got these bodies because the water is calm," said Colonel Zachariah Ahmed Sheikh, a Djiboutian...

2006-04-08 09:59:02

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - Rescuers in Djibouti found 41 more bodies on Saturday from an overloaded boat that sank two days ago, bringing the death toll to 113 in one of the Red Sea nation's worst disasters, officials said. The bodies were pulled out of the water near the port in Djibouti, where the wooden boat capsized on Thursday carrying some 250 people to an annual religious pilgrimage. "We got these bodies because the water is calm," said Colonel Zachariah Ahmed Sheikh, a Djiboutian...

2006-04-08 02:33:21

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - Rescuers in Djibouti have found 22 more bodies from an overloaded boat that sank two days ago, bringing the death toll to 94, police said on Saturday. The bodies were pulled out of the waters near the port in Djibouti, where the wooden boat capsized on Thursday carrying some 250 people to an annual religious pilgrimage. "We got these bodies because the water is calm," Colonel Zachariah Ahmed Sheikh, a Djiboutian army officer in charge of the rescue, said....

2006-04-06 14:51:51

By Omar Hassan Awale DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - A Djiboutian boat carrying some 250 people on an annual religious pilgrimage sank on Thursday, killing at least 69 in one of the country's worst recent tragedies, authorities said. The wooden boat laden with construction materials and three times the passengers it was built for sank just 100 meters from the port in Djibouti, a tiny Red Sea state of 300,000, witnesses said. It was sailing for the town of Tadjoura, 35 km (22 miles) northeast,...

2006-04-06 12:45:50

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Djibouti-flagged ferry sank off the coast of the African country on Thursday, the U.S. military said, and media reports said at least 69 people died out of more than 300 passengers on board the vessel. "A Djibouti ship sank near the port of the capital at noon today. The ship was sailing from the town of Tadjoura in the northwest of the country toward the Djibouti capital and was carrying over 300 people," Al Jazeera television said quoting its Africa-based...

2006-04-06 12:01:57

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Djibouti-flagged ship carrying more than 300 people sank off the coast of the African country on Thursday, Al Jazeera television said. The television quoted its correspondent as saying that rescuers pulled out 70 bodies from the water so far, but that rescue operations would cease in the night.

2006-03-26 10:58:12

By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt's High State Security Prosecutor charged 13 people during a court session on Sunday of involvement in a series of blasts targeting Red Sea holiday resorts. Two other people are already being tried over the series of bombings in Sharm el-Sheikh in July last year and in Taba and two other beach resorts in October 2004. The attacks killed more than 100 people. Egyptian prosecutors had originally charged three men over the bombings but...

2006-02-19 11:17:03

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ten out of a total of 12 crew members died when two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters crashed off the coast of Djibouti on Friday, the U.S. military in the Horn of Africa country said on Sunday. Eight of them were Marines and two were Air Force Airmen, a statement said. The small Red Sea state of Djibouti is a hub of U.S. counterterrorism operations in the region. Two crew members were rescued after the crash, injured but in a stable condition. "The Department of...


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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