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2005-10-28 08:43:48

By Ed Harris GELALO, Eritrea (Reuters) - Rising out of the shimmering heat of the Eritrean desert, the Hotel Gelalo offers tired, dusty tourists a refuge from the burning sun. But in one of Africa's hottest corners, where even camels huddle in the shade of small, leafless acacia trees, Eritrea's newest tourist project has greeted few visitors so far. "We expected to have more customers than this," said one staff member at the luxurious hotel, where only a handful of the 25 rooms...

2005-10-02 03:41:32

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel urged its citizens on Sunday to avoid vacationing in Egypt's Sinai resorts, citing intelligence warnings that they could be kidnapped by pro-Palestinian militants during Jewish holidays. Thousands of Israelis ignored a similar advisory last year ahead of suicide attacks on several Sinai resorts. Danny Arditi, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's top counter-terrorism adviser, said the latest warning was "really a pinpoint alert." "The target is the coastal area...

2005-09-29 08:09:13

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police in the Sinai peninsula have shot dead two men suspected of organizing bombings which killed 67 people in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in July, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday. Khaled Musaid and Tulub Murdi Suleiman were killed on Wednesday night in an exchange of fire with police in the Mount

2005-09-28 10:57:25

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police in the Sinai peninsula shot dead on Wednesday one of the men suspected in the bombings which killed 67 people in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in July, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The suspect, Moussa Mohamed Salem Badran, born in 1978 and a resident of the North Sinai town of El Arish, had refused to surrender and opened fire on a group of policemen who tried to arrest him in the Mount Halal area, it said. Badran was one of four men...

2005-09-04 10:15:48

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - An investigation into attacks that killed 98 people in Sharm el-Sheikh and other Sinai resorts in the past year showed no links between the bombers and outside groups, Egypt's prime minister said on Sunday. Ahmed Nazif told Reuters in an interview that the investigation had made progress in identifying those behind the blasts which he said aimed to damage Egypt's economy by targeting key tourist attractions on the Red Sea. Tourism is one of...

2005-08-27 09:05:40

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - A land mine damaged an Egyptian police vehicle in northern Sinai on Saturday, injuring a police colonel and a civilian helping police track the group suspected of seven bombings in the area, a security source said. It was the third such blast in Sinai since police last week launched a large-scale search operation for the group, believed to be Sinai Bedouin under the influence of militant Islamists. The security sources, who asked not to be named, identified...

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...

2005-08-21 08:48:28

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan has detained scores of Arab suspects as part of the investigation into a rocket attack on U.S. warships in the Red Sea port of Aqaba, security officials said on Sunday. Most of the suspects were arrested in the Shalala quarter of the Red Sea port that overlooks the port during house-to-house searches following Friday's attack, the officials told Reuters. Interior Minister Awni Yarfas said security forces were making headway in the probe into the firing of...

2005-08-19 10:34:14

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police have arrested one more man suspected of belonging to a group that killed at least 64 people in three bomb attacks in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh last month, security sources said on Friday. The sources, who asked not to be named, said the man, named as Hassan el-Arayshi, was arrested in the Sinai peninsula. They did not give the circumstances. A second man, farmer Abdel Hadi Mahmoud Hamida, was arrested but police later concluded that...

2005-08-19 06:22:02

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Three rockets were fired at two U.S. Navy ships in Jordan's Aqaba port on Friday, but they missed their targets and hit a warehouse and a hospital, killing a Jordanian soldier, and striking the Israeli port of Eilat. A Jordanian security source said authorities were searching for three men in the Katyusha missile attack, which was launched from an industrial warehouse area near the entrance to the city. "We are searching for a Syrian and two...


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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