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2009-04-22 06:15:00

Archaeologists have unearthed four new temples in the Sinai peninsula, including one of mud brick with fortified walls that served as an important religious center at the eastern gateway to ancient Egypt, antiquities authorities announced Tuesday. "The discovery is considered among the biggest discoveries in Sinai and includes the largest fortified Pharaonic temple in Sinai, at 80 meters by 70 meters," Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities said in a statement. The temples date back to the...

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2008-05-28 12:30:00

The Egyptian government announced Wednesday that archaeologists have found what they believe to be the ancient ruins of the headquarters of the Pharaonic army, which guarded Egypt's northeastern border for more than 1,500 years. The finding, which includes a fortress and adjoining town, is identified with the ancient place name Tharu, and is located about 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Qantara in the Sinai peninsula, said Egyptian archaeologist Mohamed Abdel Maksoud during an interview with...

2006-06-27 06:43:31

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces on Tuesday shot dead two men named as members of a group behind deadly bombings in Sinai tourist resorts, security sources said. The security forces shot Ibrahim Hamid and his brother Sami in northern Sinai, where the authorities say the militant group was based. A gunbattle started when police arrived to arrest the men south of the town of el-Arish. The wife of one of the suspects was also killed. Twenty tourists and Egyptian workers were...

2006-06-02 02:05:15

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers killed two gunmen dressed as Egyptian army officers who attacked them on Israel's border with Egypt on Friday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said. The gunmen were part of a three-person squad that stormed across the frontier at dawn near Israel's Mount Saguy, opposite the Egyptian border town of Bir el-Ma'in, Lieutenant Michal Luft said. The third gunman fled back over the border, she said. "The gunmen killed in the clash were in Egyptian...

2006-05-26 11:37:21

CAIRO (Reuters) - A man wanted in connection with bombings that killed 20 people in the Sinai resort of Dahab last month has turned himself in, state news agency MENA said on Friday. The report named the man as Mohamad Khadr Salam, 26, who was also wanted for other attacks on resorts in the Sinai peninsula. The report said tribal elders convinced Salam to go to the authorities after police released his brother, who was being held on similar accusations but was found to have no...

2006-05-19 05:20:47

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - A man wanted for involvement in bombings of tourist resorts in Sinai killed himself by accident on Friday while trying to attack police who were pursuing him, security sources said. Arafat Ali, 28, was blown up by an explosive device which he had tried to throw at policemen who had encircled him in Rafah, a town which is straddles Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip. The sources said he was second in command of a group called Tawhid wal Jihad, which the...

2006-05-12 08:31:28

EL-ARISH, Egypt (Reuters) - Four men wanted in connection with bombings that killed 20 people in the Sinai resort of Dahab last month have turned themselves in, security sources said on Friday. The surrenders came shortly after police killed Nasr Khamis el-Milahi, a man the Interior Ministry named as the leader of a group it blames for a series of attacks in Sinai since October 2004, and the arrest of his assistant in a gunbattle on Tuesday. "The four wanted men turned themselves...

2006-05-09 10:12:55

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police on Tuesday killed the leader of the group behind suicide bombings which killed 19 people in the Sinai peninsula last month, the Interior Ministry said. Counter-terrorism units and police surrounded an agricultural area on the outskirts of the north Sinai town of El Arish in the morning after receiving information that Nasr Khamis el-Milahi was hiding there, it said in a statement. Milahi and an assistant, named as Abdullah Alyan Abu Jarir, tried to...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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