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2005-07-26 10:37:00

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces searched valleys and mountains in the south of the Sinai peninsula on Tuesday for members of the group which killed at least 64 people in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Investigators are concentrating on possible links between the Sharm el-Sheikh bombings on Saturday and similar attacks on Sinai peninsula resorts last October, security sources said. Security sources named one of the prime suspects as Youssef...

2005-07-26 11:14:35

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - The chairman of Egypt's Suez Canal Authority objected Tuesday to a project to link the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, saying it would increase the risk of earthquakes in the Middle East. "The two seas canal would lead to strong seismic activity in the region because of the rush of water," Ahmed Ali Fadel told a news conference at the canal headquarters. The canal, designed to generate electricity for a desalination plant and to prevent the Dead Sea from drying up,...

2005-07-26 05:10:03

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - The Egyptian government on Tuesday dismissed speculation that a group of missing Pakistanis helped in bombings which killed at least 64 people in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The Egyptian state newspaper al-Ahram quoted Assistant Interior Minister Mohamed Shaarawi as denying media reports that six Pakistanis were implicated in the bombings on hotel and shopping areas on Saturday -- the worst in Egypt since 1981. The...

2005-07-25 11:56:32

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police fought gunbattles in desert mountains near the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Monday in a hunt for militants who killed at least 64 people in a bomb attack. Two days after Egypt's worst attack since 1981, police were surrounding a group of Bedouins suspected of having links to three blasts which tore through hotels and shopping areas popular among foreign tourists. A police source said 25 Bedouins had been...

2005-07-25 09:08:53

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police hunting for bombers in the Sinai peninsula on Monday distributed photographs of some 50 foreigners, including five Pakistanis, who may be linked with attacks that killed at least 64 people. Two days after Egypt's worst attack since 1981, officials are investigating the possibility foreigners could be behind the three blasts which ripped through hotels and shopping areas at the popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh....

2005-07-25 07:08:30

EL-RUWEISAT, Egypt (Reuters) - An Egyptian security source said on Monday that police were surrounding villages near the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh as part of a hunt for people connected with bombings which killed at least 64 people. But one of the villages named, el-Ruweisat, was calm on Monday afternoon, with no sign of a police presence or unusual activity in the immediate vicinity. A hamlet of 50 to 100 houses, it lies on the outskirts of Sharm el-Sheikh town. The security...

2005-07-25 06:28:16

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police surrounded two Bedouin villages near the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Monday as part of a hunt for people connected with bombings that killed at least 64 people, a security source said. Police believe two Pakistanis wanted for questioning may be hiding in the villages, named as el-Ruweisat and Khurum, said the source, who asked not to be named. Arab satellite channels said Egyptian police were searching for up to nine Pakistanis for questioning...

2005-07-25 04:38:05

DUBAI (Reuters) - Egyptian police are searching for up to nine Pakistani suspects in the bomb attacks that killed scores of people at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Arab television channels said on Monday. Al Jazeera television aired a copy of what it said was an Egyptian Interior Ministry list of suspects, highlighting the grainy pictures of two men named Muhammad Akhtar, 30, and Tasadduq Husayn, 18. It said they were Pakistanis. Al Arabiya television said police were looking for...

2005-07-24 11:07:15

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Hundreds of foreign tourists packed their bags and flew home from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday after three bombs killed scores of people in the worst attack in Egypt since 1981. Busloads of tourists, many sunburned and toting scuba diving gear, streamed off buses at the Sharm al-Sheikh airport for flights back to European capitals. Egyptian police stepped up roadblocks around the town at the southern tip of the...

2005-07-24 07:01:02

By Cynthia Johnston SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Hundreds of foreign tourists packed their bags and flew home from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday after bombs killed scores of people in the worst attack in Egypt since 1981. Busloads of tourists, many sunburned and toting scuba diving gear, streamed off buses at the Sharm al-Sheikh airport for flights back to European capitals. Egyptian police stepped up roadblocks around the town at the southern tip of the Sinai...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.