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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...

2005-08-13 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...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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