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.
February 2, 2005 |
Security forces clashed with Islamic militants in the mountains of Sinai, killing a suspect in last year's deadly bombings of beach resorts on the peninsula, the government said. The gun battle erupted as police were chasing militants believed to be involved in the October bombings at the vacation spots of Taba and Ras Shaitan, which killed 34 people, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The ministry identified the dead suspect as Mohammed Abdel Rahman Badawi.
February 20, 2005
With succinct clarity, Jonathan Chait (Commentary, Feb. 18) trenchantly analyzed the reasons for the recent rapprochement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Would that Chait had been an advisor to Yasser Arafat during the Clinton-Barak Camp David and Taba talks. The Palestinians might have had their state by now and thousands would have been alive to enjoy the fruits of peace. Jack Salem Los Angeles
January 28, 1985 |
Egypt and Israel on Sunday reopened long-stalled negotiations here over a disputed sliver of Sinai Peninsula beach-front property. Both sides said they hope that the talks will lead to a broader thaw in the "cold peace" between them, but minor signs of friction cropped up almost immediately. In his opening statement, the chief Egyptian delegate, Abdel-Halim Badawi, accused the Israelis of violating "the spirit and the letter" of an earlier agreement calling for arbitration of the border dispute.
December 18, 2000 |
A court in the central Rwandan town of Gitarama has sentenced 14 people to life imprisonment for genocide and crimes against humanity, Rwandan radio reported. The charges are related to crimes committed in Taba commune in 1994, when more than 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed. The radio report, monitored in Nairobi, Kenya, did not specify when the sentences were pronounced.