October 17, 2000 |
Admonished by President Clinton that "we can't afford to fail," Israeli and Palestinian leaders talked far past midnight today, then recessed their Middle East crisis summit until a final meeting later in the morning. White House officials said the leaders made enough progress to continue past the original deadline of midnight Monday. They tried to complete their work in a single day, but fatigue got the better of them a little after 2 a.m.
September 8, 2006 |
An Egyptian security court sentenced three members of an Islamic militant group to death for their role in attacks in the Sinai peninsula that killed dozens of people in the last two years. Younes Mohammed Mahmoud, Osama Mohammed Abdul-Ghani and Mohammed Jaez Sabbah are members of the Tawhid and Jihad group blamed for attacks in Taba and Sharm el Sheik.
September 29, 2005 |
Egyptian police shot to death one of the alleged leaders of the July terrorist attacks in Sharm el Sheik in a gunfight in a mountainous area of the Sinai desert. Moussa Mohammed Salem Badran was shot after he fired on police ordering him to surrender, an Interior Ministry statement said. One officer was wounded. Two hand grenades, a gun and a machine gun were found with Badran, the ministry said. The clash took place at Mt. Halal, a 5,900-foot peak near the Israeli border.
August 25, 2005 |
Egyptian security forces stormed four militant strongholds in the northern Sinai peninsula, fighting gun battles and arresting 26 people in a search for suspects linked to recent bombings. A triple bombing killed at least 64 people last month at Sharm el Sheik. That attack came after bombings in October at two Egyptian resorts near the Israeli border, Taba and Nuweiba, that killed more than 30 people.
December 1, 2006 |
A state security court convicted and sentenced to death three Islamic militants for their role in a suicide attack that killed 34 people at resorts in the Sinai town of Taba in 2004. The three were members of the militant group Tawhid and Jihad, which Egyptian security officials and prosecutors say carried out two other bombings that killed 87 people at Sinai resorts -- Dahab in April and Sharm el Sheik in July 2005.
August 14, 2005 |
Egyptian security forces have arrested three suspected members of a cell involved in the July bombings at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik that killed at least 64 people, the Al Ahram newspaper said. The government-run daily said about a ton of explosives found at a farm in north Sinai was being compared with the material used in the attacks. It gave no source for the report.
July 29, 2005 |
Police have detained at least 25 men in the mountains around Sharm el Sheik in connection with Saturday's bombings at the Red Sea resort, security officials said Thursday. Among the suspects is an Egyptian bureaucrat originally from the Nile Delta province of Minufiya who worked in a government office in Sharm el Sheik and went into hiding immediately after the string of explosions, the two officials said. They declined to be identified because the release of the information was not authorized.
January 30, 2000
The Ritz-Carlton chain has opened its first hotel in Africa--a 307-room low-rise resort overlooking the Red Sea at Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt, at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula (a five-hour drive from Cairo). A spokeswoman said that the hotel, which welcomed its first guests Dec. 13, hopes to attract scuba-diving enthusiasts and other vacationers seeking an exotic locale with the comforts of a resort. Rates range from $160 to $420 for a room, $600 to $2,400 for a suite. Tel.
August 2, 2005 |
Egyptian police killed a main suspect in the Sharm el Sheik bombings in a shootout at a quarry Monday, authorities said. A police official said that the suspect's wife also was killed and that the couple's 4-year-old daughter was wounded.
August 26, 2005 |
Two senior Egyptian police officers were killed by land mines possibly rigged to explode during a search of the Sinai peninsula's rugged mountains for terrorist suspects linked to recent resort bombings, security officials said. Maj. Gen. Mahmoud Adel and Lt. Col.