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2005-08-19 03:41:19

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Katyusha rocket hit the southern Israeli port and tourist city of Eilat on Friday shortly after an explosion in the nearby Jordanian port of Aqaba, Israeli media said. There were no reports of casualties in the Israeli blast. Police in Eilat said they could not give details. Jordan's Interior Ministry said there had been a blast at Aqaba port, but there were no reports of injury or damage there. Eilat has been largely removed from violence during a...

2005-08-19 03:36:34

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An explosion was heard in the southern Israeli port and tourist city of Eilat shortly after an explosion was reported in the nearby Jordanian report of Aqaba, Israel Radio said. Israel's Army Radio said it appeared to be a rocket attack. There was no immediate word of casualties. Police in Eilat said they could not give details.

2005-08-19 02:43:16

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's Interior Minister Awni Yarfas told Reuters on Friday a blast had been heard at Aqaba port and authorities were investigating. There was no immediate report of damage. "They (the authorities) heard a strong blast, its source is unknown and security forces are investigating the source of the explosion," he said. Two U.S. military vessels have been docked in the port for the past 10 days, witnesses said. Earlier, Al Arabiya television quoted witnesses as...

2005-08-19 02:42:23

DUBAI (Reuters) - A blast hit Aqaba port on Friday, Jordan's interior minister said, Al Arabiya TV reported. The television quoted Interior Minister Awni Yarfas as saying that the cause of the apparent blast was not immediately known. Earlier Al Arabiya quoted witnesses as saying the explosion took place near a U.S. vessel.

2005-08-13 16:52:30

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have arrested three suspected members of cell involved in the July bombings in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh that killed at least 64 people, the al-Ahram daily said on Sunday. The semi-official newspaper said security forces were searching for others who assisted or helped plan the three attacks on July 23. "Police raided some of the hideouts and they found, in a farm in el Arish (north Sinai), about a ton of high explosives and are...

2005-07-27 08:55:42

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police have taken DNA samples from four Sinai families as they search for the bombers who killed at least 64 people in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, security sources said on Wednesday. Police are trying to match the DNA from the families with the DNA from remains found at the bomb site, on the assumption that some of the bombers were killed. But Public Prosecutor Maher Abdel Wahed told a news conference that it would...

2005-07-27 06:14:08

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police have taken DNA samples from four Sinai families as they search for the bombers who killed at least 64 people in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, security sources said Wednesday. Police are trying to match the DNA from the families with the DNA from remains found at the bomb site, on the assumption that some of the bombers were killed. The families all live in or around the north Sinai town of el-Arish, reflecting...

2005-07-27 04:16:00

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police have taken DNA samples from four Sinai families as they search for the bombers who killed at least 64 people in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, security sources said on Wednesday. Police are trying to match the DNA from the families with the DNA from remains found at the bomb site, on the assumption that some of the bombers were killed. The families all live in or around the north Sinai town of el-Arish,...

2005-07-27 05:33:51

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police have taken DNA samples from four Sinai families as they search for the bombers who killed at least 64 people in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, security sources said Wednesday. Police are trying to match the DNA from the families with the DNA from remains found at the bomb site, on the assumption that some of the bombers were killed. The families all live in or around the north Sinai town of el-Arish, reflecting...

2005-07-26 12:24:02

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Jordanian plane suffered a tire puncture upon landing at an airport in southern Jordan on Tuesday, an Israeli rescue service said revising an earlier report that the plane had crashed. "This was not a crash. The plane's tire burst and the ruckus appeared like a crash," a spokesman for ZAKA told Reuters when asked about the incident near Aqaba, on Jordan's border with Israel. Jordanian airport officials said it was a cargo plane.


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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