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July 24, 2005 | Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer
Silence can sound sinister when it comes to a cheerful beach resort on a brilliant July day. The silence was thick here Saturday morning as people blinked out of a sleepless night. The Road of Peace, the main boulevard of the tourist district, stood empty and baking under a cloudless sky. Shards of storefront windows littered the walkways like spilled beads. The alleys were strewn with belly dancing costumes and piles of scarves abandoned by shopkeepers who fled the three bomb blasts.
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August 3, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
A rocket apparently aimed at an Israeli resort on the Red Sea landed Monday near a luxury hotel in neighboring Jordan, killing one person and wounding five in an attack probably launched by Islamic militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, according to Israeli authorities. Jordanian officials said a rocket struck a road outside the InterContinental Hotel in Aqaba about 7:45 a.m. The blast killed a taxi driver, set two cars on fire and injured security guards and construction workers.
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August 3, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
A rocket apparently aimed at an Israeli resort on the Red Sea landed Monday near a luxury hotel in neighboring Jordan, killing one person and wounding five in an attack probably launched by Islamic militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, according to Israeli authorities. Jordanian officials said a rocket struck a road outside the InterContinental Hotel in Aqaba about 7:45 a.m. The blast killed a taxi driver, set two cars on fire and injured security guards and construction workers.
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July 24, 2005 | Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer
Silence can sound sinister when it comes to a cheerful beach resort on a brilliant July day. The silence was thick here Saturday morning as people blinked out of a sleepless night. The Road of Peace, the main boulevard of the tourist district, stood empty and baking under a cloudless sky. Shards of storefront windows littered the walkways like spilled beads. The alleys were strewn with belly dancing costumes and piles of scarves abandoned by shopkeepers who fled the three bomb blasts.
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May 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Palestinian extremists helped finance and train members of the Egyptian group that carried out deadly attacks at Sinai resorts, Egypt said. The officials did not say whether the Palestinians who helped the Egyptian militants belonged to any organization and did not mention Al Qaeda or Hamas. The Interior Ministry said three brothers who belonged to the Egyptian group and helped plan the attacks "made contacts with some fundamentalist Palestinian elements."
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March 14, 1985
Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir asked Canada to participate in the multinational peacekeeping force in the Sinai Peninsula. Shamir, beginning a six-day visit to Canada, made the request in a meeting with External Affairs Minister Joe Clark in Ottawa. Australia is due to withdraw its 100-person contingent from the 10-nation Sinai peacekeeping force in 1986, and Shamir cited Canada's experience in similar peace forces in Cyprus and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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June 13, 1988
An international panel of arbitrators has decided to return to Egypt a tiny Red Sea beachfront known as Taba to settle a six-year-old border dispute with Israel, according to Israeli news reports. The newspapers Davar and Hadashot quoted senior Israeli officials as saying that the five panel members made their decision three weeks ago in Geneva.
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June 13, 1998
A Vatican official has visited Iraq, reportedly to confer about the idea of adding that nation to a possible millennium tour of biblical lands by Pope John Paul II. The Iraqi town of Ur is traditionally regarded as the home of the prophet Abraham--revered by Christians, Jews and Muslims alike--before he set out with his family for Canaan. The pope has expressed a desire to visit lands associated with the Bible in 2000 to mark the end of Christianity's second millennium.
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February 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
An underground mine in northern Sweden will be turned into an art gallery with works by 14 artists from Sweden and the Czech Republic. The "Wunderland" exhibition, one of the biggest ever between the two countries, will open Feb. 15, 1,782 feet below ground in the LKAB iron ore mine in Kiruna, 765 miles north of Stockholm. Dozens of paintings, sculptures, installations and video exhibits will be on display in the LKAB InfoMine. The mine itself extends 34,480 feet into the earth.
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