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March 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
Fire broke out in a luxury hotel's tent restaurant early Thursday, and wind-whipped flames leaped to the main building, killing 16 people and injuring about 70. At least one American was among the dead. Frantic guests at the six-story Heliopolis Sheraton jumped from windows and clambered down bedsheets that they tied together. Many of the injuries were broken bones suffered in falls. A relative identified the American victim as Robert D. Cresap, 67, a retired accountant from Houston.
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August 27, 2013 | By Amro Hassan
SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt -- The deadly protests and political turbulence that have swept Egypt in recent months are keeping Western tourists away from the resorts, beaches and famous scuba diving waters across the southern Sinai Peninsula. "This summer is by far the worst I have seen,” said Mohamed Ismail Abdullah, who has worked as a tour guide here for 14 years. “Hotel occupancy at this time of the year usually ranges between 70% to 80%. Now we have no more than 50%, and that's only because of the Eid holidays [this month]
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August 27, 2013 | By Amro Hassan
SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt -- The deadly protests and political turbulence that have swept Egypt in recent months are keeping Western tourists away from the resorts, beaches and famous scuba diving waters across the southern Sinai Peninsula. "This summer is by far the worst I have seen,” said Mohamed Ismail Abdullah, who has worked as a tour guide here for 14 years. “Hotel occupancy at this time of the year usually ranges between 70% to 80%. Now we have no more than 50%, and that's only because of the Eid holidays [this month]
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April 29, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Hold the martini, please. With fanfare and cheers from Islamists, the first nonalcoholic hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada has opened, a testament to a new political culture, which seeks at the very least a veneer of piety in a nation caught in the fury of upheaval. Egypt is mired in political and economic problems. It drifts from crisis to crisis and is headed for a dangerous summer of power outages and gas shortages. Such temporal annoyances, however, have not dissuaded conservative Islamists from trying to bring the nation in closer sync with the Koran.
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April 19, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the worst attack on foreigners in four years of Islamic revolt in Egypt, suspected Muslim extremists screaming "God is great!" opened fire Thursday on a crowd of elderly Greek religious pilgrims at a hotel outside Cairo. Eighteen of the pilgrims were killed by the automatic-weapons fire, and 16 others and an Egyptian taxi driver were wounded in the early morning attack at the Europa Hotel, less than a mile from the Great Pyramids, the government said. The killers escaped.
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April 29, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Hold the martini, please. With fanfare and cheers from Islamists, the first nonalcoholic hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada has opened, a testament to a new political culture, which seeks at the very least a veneer of piety in a nation caught in the fury of upheaval. Egypt is mired in political and economic problems. It drifts from crisis to crisis and is headed for a dangerous summer of power outages and gas shortages. Such temporal annoyances, however, have not dissuaded conservative Islamists from trying to bring the nation in closer sync with the Koran.
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
Fire whipped by strong winds roared through a luxury hotel early today, killing 16 people and injuring 70, including many who suffered broken bones in jumping out windows or sliding down bedsheets to escape. The dead include at least one American, said U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Marcelle Wahba. She refused to release details about the victim. Three Americans were seriously injured, police Brig. Abdel-Rehim el-Kenawy said.
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October 8, 2004 | Laura King and Tami Zer, Special to The Times
An enormous explosion ripped through a resort hotel Thursday night in an Egyptian border enclave that caters to Israeli tourists, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 100 in what Israeli security sources said appeared to be a terrorist attack. More than three dozen people were missing, the Israeli military said today.
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August 27, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday issued the starkest warning to date in response to recent saber-rattling by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government, which has said it might respond to a U.S. strike by attacking Israel. “We are not part of the civil war in Syria, but if we identify any attempt whatsoever to harm us, we will respond with great force,” Netanyahu said Tuesday after huddling for a second consecutive day with key Cabinet members to discuss the possible ramifications of a U.S. strike against Syria.
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August 28, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- A plane carrying 450 immigrants from Ethiopia on Wednesday marked the end of Israel's decades-long effort to bring Jews and their descendants from the African nation to the Jewish state. About 90,000 Ethiopians were brought to Israel in the organized immigration project that began with a dramatic airlift in 1984-85 dubbed "Operation Moses" and continued with the 36-hour "Operation Solomon" in 1991. Left behind at that time were thousands of the Falash Mura, the name given to the descendants of the ancient Jewish community who converted to Christianity in the 19th and 20th centuries, most often under pressure.
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October 8, 2004 | Laura King and Tami Zer, Special to The Times
An enormous explosion ripped through a resort hotel Thursday night in an Egyptian border enclave that caters to Israeli tourists, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 100 in what Israeli security sources said appeared to be a terrorist attack. More than three dozen people were missing, the Israeli military said today.
NEWS
April 19, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the worst attack on foreigners in four years of Islamic revolt in Egypt, suspected Muslim extremists screaming "God is great!" opened fire Thursday on a crowd of elderly Greek religious pilgrims at a hotel outside Cairo. Eighteen of the pilgrims were killed by the automatic-weapons fire, and 16 others and an Egyptian taxi driver were wounded in the early morning attack at the Europa Hotel, less than a mile from the Great Pyramids, the government said. The killers escaped.
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March 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
Fire broke out in a luxury hotel's tent restaurant early Thursday, and wind-whipped flames leaped to the main building, killing 16 people and injuring about 70. At least one American was among the dead. Frantic guests at the six-story Heliopolis Sheraton jumped from windows and clambered down bedsheets that they tied together. Many of the injuries were broken bones suffered in falls. A relative identified the American victim as Robert D. Cresap, 67, a retired accountant from Houston.
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March 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
Fire whipped by strong winds roared through a luxury hotel early today, killing 16 people and injuring 70, including many who suffered broken bones in jumping out windows or sliding down bedsheets to escape. The dead include at least one American, said U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Marcelle Wahba. She refused to release details about the victim. Three Americans were seriously injured, police Brig. Abdel-Rehim el-Kenawy said.
WORLD
August 27, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - Already exhausted by one media-hyped birth, can Britain survive another? A month after a new heir to the throne was born to Prince William and his wife, the media here are on Baby Watch yet again, hoping for a bundle of joy that even the most ardently republican Brit would find hard to resist. Tian Tian, the female panda at the Edinburgh Zoo, might be pregnant. Her handlers can't know for sure. But the black-and-white crowd-pleaser is showing positive signs, such as nesting behavior, and hormone levels in her urine are encouraging.
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August 27, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday asserted that almost no one in the world doubts that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians last week, as Obama administration officials worked the phones to shore up support for an international response. “I'm not aware of any doubt that exists,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “I think that maybe if you take Bashar al-Assad seriously on these matters, you might have some doubt, but there's no evidence to suggest that he has any credibility when it come to his statements about the use of chemical weapons in Syria.” Assad's government has the rocket capability employed in the attack, Carney said.
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