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India’s $3 bn oil stake in South Sudan now looks safe


August 4th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Aug 4 (IANS) The state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) can heave a sigh of relief, with signs of a truce, at least in oil, between Sudan ... Read more...

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Iranian Navy saves Singaporean ship from pirates


July 7th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 7 (IANS) The Iranian Navy has saved a Singaporean merchant ship from pirates while it was crossing the Bab-el-Mandeb strait in the Red Sea, the IRNA news agency ... Read more...

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Three dead in Suez Canal blast


March 27th, 2012 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 27 (IANS) Three people died and nine others injured when a diesel tank of a tugboat exploded in Egypt's Suez Canal, the official media reported Monday.The vessel belongs ... Read more...

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Egypt foils planned attack in Suez Canal


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's National Security Service has foiled a planned attack against a foreign vessel in the Suez Canal, the MENA news agency reported.Officers detained two suspects ... Read more...

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Swiss woman abducted in Yemen


March 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Aden (Yemen), March 16 (IANS) Suspected Al Qaeda militants have abducted a Swiss woman schoolteacher in Yemen, Xinhua reported.The woman, in her 30s, was kidnapped from the western province of ... Read more...

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Stranded kite surfer survives sharks’ attack


March 10th, 2012 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A kite surfing champion from Poland became stranded for 40 hours on the Red Sea and fought off an attack by sharks with a knife.Janek ... Read more...

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Three Germans drown in submarine accident


February 10th, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) Three German tourists drowned Thursday when their submarine sank in the Red Sea off the Egyptian coast.The victims are from the same family, and have been ... Read more...

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UN urges Sudan, South Sudan to resolve issues


January 30th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Jan 30 (IANS) The United Nations has urged Sudan and its new neighbour South Sudan to resolve all outstanding issues threatening peace and security between them, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Iran launches 10-day naval exercise


December 24th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 24 (IANS) Iran Saturday launched a massive 10-day naval exercise in international waters, the official media reported.The manoeuvres, dubbed Velayat 90, will be held in a 2,000 km ... Read more...

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Bus overturns in eastern Egypt, killing 11 Hungarian tourists


November 8th, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven Hungarian tourists were killed and dozens more were injured when a bus overturned in the Egyptian coastal city of Hurghada, the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Monday.The ... Read more...

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Fire-stricken ferry sinks off Jordanian coast


November 7th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by BNO News
AMMAN (BNO NEWS) -- An Egyptian ferry boat which caught fire off the coast of Jordan last week has sunk, state-run media reported on Monday. The blaze killed one passenger and injured ... Read more...

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Fire on Egyptian ferry with 1,230 aboard


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Amman, Nov 3 (IANS) An Egyptian ferry with 1,230 people aboard was ablaze Thursday near the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea, the Nile TV reported.About 800 passengers have ... Read more...

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Spain to hand over Mubarak confidant


October 11th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Spanish government is ready to extradite Egyptian tycoon Hussein Salem, a confidant of former president Hosni Mubarak.Madrid had previously refused to hand over Salem, ... Read more...

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Hundreds demonstrate across Egypt to demand Israeli ambassador’s expulsion


August 27th, 2011 - 2:28 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of Egyptians on Friday called on their government to expel Israel's ambassador and condemned Israel's attack on Egyptian soldiers, the Al-Ahram state-owned newspaper reported.Hundreds of people gathered ... Read more...

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Nearly 200 drown as boat catches fire off Sudan


July 6th, 2011 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 200 people, presumably illegal migrants to Saudi Arabia, drowned when their vessel caught fire in the Red Sea off Sudan late Tuesday, Sudanese media ... Read more...

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US embassy staff return to Cairo


April 30th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 29 (IANS/AKI) The US State Department has allowed non-essential staff and their families to return to Egypt and has announced that the embassy in Cairo will resume regular ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest building


April 16th, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The world's tallest building, the one-mile high Kingdom Tower, will be built in western Saudi Arabia.The skyscraper, expected to cost $30 billion, will be erected ... Read more...

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Mubarak summoned for interrogation, ex-PM in custody


April 11th, 2011 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's top prosecutor has summoned ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his sons for interrogation while ex-prime minister Ahmed Nazif has been taken into custody on ... Read more...

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Dutch plane arrives in Tripoli to evacuate its nationals, frigate on stand-by


February 23rd, 2011 - 2:49 am ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- The Dutch Ministry of Defense on Tuesday said it sent a military transport plane to the Libyan capital of Tripoli to evacuate its nationals and put a ... Read more...

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Two Iranian warships cross Suez Canal


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Two Iranian battleships, headed towards Syria for a training mission, have crossed the Suez Canal - controlled by Egypt - for the first time since 1979, media reports ... Read more...

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Egypt pays $50,000 to Russian tourist for shark attack


February 15th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian Tourism Ministry has paid $50,000 in compensation to a Russian tourist, whose hand was bitten off by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea, ... Read more...

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Britons warned against travel to Egyptian cities


January 29th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Britons have been advised to stay away from many Egyptian cities and those already in the country have been warned not to leave their hotels following unrest in ... Read more...

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Man-made project could turn arid city into an oasis


January 22nd, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new man-made project to pump water from the Red Sea into the dry coastal city of Aqaba, Jordan, could turn it into an oasis.The government of Jordan ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia captures ‘Israeli spy’ vulture


January 5th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) A vulture tagged by Israeli scientists was "arrested" on suspicion of being a Mossad spy after the bird strayed into Saudi Arabian territory, a media report said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia to build world’s largest gold factory


January 5th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Jan 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, one of the top global oil exporters, is planning to build the world's largest gold factory by the end of 2011.The 22,000-square metre factory, located in ... Read more...

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Shark kills elderly German tourist of Egyptian resort


December 6th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), Dec.6 (ANI): A 70-year-old German woman died after being savaged by a shark off the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday.The woman's right thigh and elbow were torn off ... Read more...

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Somali piracy, a threat to UK gas, oil supplies: Commanders


November 21st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.21 (ANI): Senior British commanders and other sources in the Ministry of Defence have warned the David Cameron Government not to underestimate the threat posed by Somali pirates.According to Sky ... Read more...

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Egypt wants more Indian tourists


October 14th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Aiming to touch 100,000-plus arrivals from India in 2010 and increasing it to one million by 2015, Egypt ended a two-day road show for tour operators in India, ... Read more...

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Somali pirates seize ship with 12 crew


September 25th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 25 (IANS) Somali pirates have seized a Panama-flagged ship with 12 Ukrainian crew in the Somali Basin Saturday, Xinhua reported. The European Union (EU) Naval Force Somalia (Navfor) said the MV ... Read more...

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Scientists: Wind could have parted Red Sea


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research say the Biblical description of the Red Sea parting could be as a result of natural weather conditions.The team which ... Read more...

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‘Six Indians aboard hijacked Panamanian ship’


August 23rd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Six Indian crew members are on board a Panamanian cargo ship which was hijacked by Somali pirates from the Gulf of Aden earlier this month, a top Indian ... Read more...

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Thief’s hand amputated in Saudi Arabia


August 15th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 15 (DPA) A man has had his hand amputated as punishment for robbing a shop, Saudi Arabian officials said Sunday in a statement. The punishment was meted out Saturday in the ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijack ship with Indian crew


August 2nd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 2 (IANS) Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged ship in the Gulf of Aden with 23 crew members, including Indians, on board, the European Union naval force said Monday. The MV ... Read more...

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Jordan, Japan finalise draft nuclear deal


June 15th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, June 15 (DPA) Jordan said Tuesday that it had reached agreement with Japan on a draft nuclear cooperation accord, as King Abdullah II accused Israel of trying to block Amman's acquisition ... Read more...

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Pirates hijack Bulgarian-flagged chemical product tanker in the Gulf of Aden


May 12th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- Somali pirates on Tuesday hijacked a Bulgarian-flagged chemical product tanker in the Gulf of Aden, European officials said. A crew of 15 is on board.The 'MV Panega' was ... Read more...

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