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2006-08-05 17:35:50

By Cynthia Johnston CAIRO (Reuters) - Some leaders of Egypt's Gama'a Islamiya have joined al Qaeda, al Qaeda's deputy head Ayman al-Zawahri said in a video aired on Al Jazeera television on Saturday. "We bring good tidings to the Muslim nation about a big faction of the knights of the Gama'a Islamiya uniting with al Qaeda," Zawahri said in the video. He said the move aimed to help "rally the Muslim nation's capabilities in a unified rank in the face of the most severe crusader...

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...

2006-06-17 09:28:35

CAIRO (Reuters) - Fourteen Egyptians went on trial on Saturday on charges connected with two bombings which targeted tourists in the capital Cairo in April 2005. An American, two French people and the bomber were killed in the first attack in the bazaar area of the old city. In a second bombing near the Egyptian museum three weeks later, seven people were wounded and the bomber was killed. The defendants all denied charges that they helped the bombers, either by providing money,...

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...

2006-04-25 11:58:28

By Amil Khan and Cynthia Johnston DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police detained at least 10 people, including computer engineers, on Tuesday in connection with a triple bombing in the Sinai tourist resort of Dahab that killed at least 18 people and wounded scores. Security sources provided few details on those detained, but the state MENA news agency said two of them were computer engineers who arrived in Dahab from Cairo the day before the blasts, which went off nearly...

2006-04-24 13:30:20

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday and smoke could be seen rising from the town's tourist bazaar, witnesses said. At least 12 people were killed and more than 90 were wounded, Al Jazeera television reported. "The victims and the wounded are being taken to hospitals," Jazeera's correspondent in Cairo told the Doha-based television. Residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. A...

2006-04-24 14:49:28

By Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday, killing 30 people and wounding more than 100, rescue and security officials said. Witnesses said smoke billowed up from the town's tourist bazaar, and residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. An Interior Ministry statement gave a toll of 10 dead and 100 injured. The ministry often lags behind other sources. It said there were...

2006-04-24 13:38:52

CAIRO (Reuters) - Twenty-two people were killed and 150 wounded by three explosions that ripped through the Egyptian Sinai resort town of Dahab on Monday, a security official said. "It is twenty-two dead and 150 wounded ... There were three explosions," said the official, who did not want to be named. An official with the local ambulance service said many of the dead appeared to be foreigners.

2006-04-24 13:08:45

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday and smoke could be seen rising from the town's tourist bazaar, witnesses said. Residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. Media reports spoke of at least 100 dead and injured. "There is smoke coming from the area and there are people running everywhere," said the witness, who did not want to be named. The explosions were heard about 7:15 p.m....

2006-03-11 04:33:44

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar has extradited to Egypt an Egyptian suspected of financing attacks on tourists in Cairo last year, an Interior Ministry official said on Saturday. The man was handed to Egyptian authorities on Friday, the source said. He was one of 14 people referred for trial by the public prosecutor this week for involvement in the two bombings and a shooting in April last year. The first bombing on April 7 in a Cairo bazaar popular with tourists killed the bomber, two...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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