Red Sea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/41150/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Sinai Bedouin kidnap Israeli and Belgian tourists: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/urgent-sinai-bedouin-kidnap-israeli-and-belgian-tourists-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Armed Bedouin in Egypt's Sinai abducted two tourists, an Israeli man and a Belgian woman, on Friday as they were travelling between two beach resorts, police officials said.</p> <p>The armed men in a small truck intercepted the tourists' car and forced them into the truck at gunpoint, the officials said.</p> <p>str-se/srm</p> Asia Red Sea Sinai Peninsula AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:46:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790882 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen seize Israeli, Norwegian tourists in Egypt's Sinai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/gunmen-seize-israeli-european-tourists-egypts-sinai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO (Reuters) - Masked gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula kidnapped two tourists, an Israeli man and a Norwegian woman, travelling between two coastal resorts, Egyptian and Israeli officials said on Friday.</p> <p>The pair was travelling in a car between Taba, near the Israeli border, and Dahab, a sea resort further south when Bedouin gunmen in a pickup truck captured them, Egyptian security sources said.</p> <p>Egyptian security agencies were contacting the kidnappers to try to secure the pair's release, the sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/gunmen-seize-israeli-european-tourists-egypts-sinai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Egypt Red Sea Sinai Peninsula Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:00:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5790952 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt Bedouin kidnap Israeli, Norwegian tourists: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/egypt-bedouin-kidnap-israeli-norwegian-tourists-police-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Armed Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Friday kidnapped two tourists, an Israeli man and a Norwegian woman, as they travelled between two beach resorts, police said.</p> <p>Six gunmen intercepted the tourists' car and forced them into their truck, the officials said. The pair had been travelling between the resort of Taba, on the border with Israel, and Dahab further south.</p> <p>Norway's foreign ministry confirmed one of its citizens was abducted but gave no details.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/egypt-bedouin-kidnap-israeli-norwegian-tourists-police-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Red Sea War Zionism AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:31:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791217 at http://www.globalpost.com Egyptian kidnappers release Norwegian, Israeli tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/egyptian-kidnappers-release-norwegian-israeli-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO (Reuters) - Kidnappers released a Norwegian woman and an Israeli man held in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula for four days following negotiations led by Bedouin, security sources said.</p> <p>The tourists had been kidnapped on Friday while driving between the resort towns of Dahab and Taba on the Red Sea coast.</p> <p>The sources said the kidnappers' aim was to put pressure on the authorities to release two of their relatives held for drug dealing. The police had agreed to review the case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/egyptian-kidnappers-release-norwegian-israeli-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Asia Red Sea Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:01:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5793881 at http://www.globalpost.com Two tourists abducted in Egypt's Sinai set free: MENA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/two-tourists-abducted-egypts-sinai-set-free-mena <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Israeli man and a Norwegian woman kidnapped by armed Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt's Sinai peninsula four days ago were set free on Tuesday, state news agency MENA said.</p> <p>The pair had been travelling between the resort of Taba and coastal town of Dahab when they were abducted Friday. They were freed thanks to the "efforts" of Bedouin tribesmen, MENA said, citing the security services.</p> <p>They were in good health, and were freed in the early hours of the morning by tribal leaders, said the agency, without giving further details about the conditions for their release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/two-tourists-abducted-egypts-sinai-set-free-mena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Egypt Red Sea AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:46:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793948 at http://www.globalpost.com Kidnapped Israel, Norway tourists freed in Egypt's Sinai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/kidnapped-israel-norway-tourists-freed-egypts-sinai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Israeli man and a Norwegian woman kidnapped by armed Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt's Sinai peninsula four days ago were set free on Tuesday, Egyptian and Norwegian officials said.</p> <p>The pair, who had been abducted on Friday, were released thanks to the "efforts" of Bedouin tribesmen, said an Egyptian security official cited by MENA state news agency.</p> <p>They were in good health, and were freed in the early hours of the morning by tribal leaders, said the agency, without giving further details about the conditions for their release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/kidnapped-israel-norway-tourists-freed-egypts-sinai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Egypt Human Interest Red Sea South Sinai Governorate AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:00:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794095 at http://www.globalpost.com Kidnapped Israel, Norway tourists freed in Egypt's Sinai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/kidnapped-israel-norway-tourists-freed-egypts-sinai-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Israeli man and a Norwegian woman kidnapped by armed Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt's Sinai peninsula last week ago were set free on Tuesday, Egyptian and Norwegian officials said.</p> <p>The pair, abducted on Friday, were released thanks to the efforts of Bedouin tribesmen, said an Egyptian security official cited by state news agency MENA.</p> <p>They were in good health, and were freed in the early hours of the morning by tribal leaders, said the agency, without giving further details about the conditions for their release.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/kidnapped-israel-norway-tourists-freed-egypts-sinai-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Red Sea Western Asia AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:46:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794702 at http://www.globalpost.com Freed Israeli kidnap victim returns home from Egypt's Sinai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/freed-israeli-kidnap-victim-returns-home-egypts-sinai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Israeli man kidnapped by armed Bedouin in Egypt's Sinai peninsula last week has arrived home, telling reporters that he and his Norwegian companion had been threatened with death.</p> <p>"They set a trap for us with two jeeps that stopped us," Israeli Arab Amir Omar Hassan told reporters on his arrival late Tuesday at Ben Gurion airport.</p> <p>"About 10 armed men got out and threw us in the back of the jeeps," he said in remarks broadcast Wednesday by Israeli radio stations. "They said shut up, you're going to die now."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/freed-israeli-kidnap-victim-returns-home-egypts-sinai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Egypt Red Sea AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:15:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795015 at http://www.globalpost.com Explosions heard in southern Israeli resort of Eilat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/explosions-heard-southern-israeli-resort-eilat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Explosions were heard in the southern Israeli city of Eilat on Wednesday and sirens sounded, police said, in what Israel Radio described as a rocket attack.</p> <p>There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Militants in Egypt's Sinai have fired rockets at Eilat, a Red Sea resort, in the past.</p> <p>(Writing by Ori Lewis, Editing by Jeffrey Heller)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Asia Eilat Red Sea War Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5818041 at http://www.globalpost.com Rockets hit southern Israeli resort of Eilat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/explosions-heard-southern-israeli-resort-eilat-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two rockets fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula struck Israel's Red Sea resort of Eilat on Wednesday, causing no casualties or damage, the Israeli military said, in an attack claimed by Islamist militants.</p> <p>The incident was likely to fuel Israeli concerns about lawlessness in neighbouring Sinai, where militant groups have stepped up their activities since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's downfall in 2011.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/explosions-heard-southern-israeli-resort-eilat-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Eilat Israeli–Palestinian conflict Red Sea Technology War Western Asia Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:45:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5818044 at http://www.globalpost.com At least 2 rockets hit Israeli resort town of Eilat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/at-least-2-rockets-hit-israeli-resort-town-eilat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two rockets exploded in Israel's Red Sea resort town of Eilat early on Wednesday causing no casualties but prompting the authorities to close the airport, police said.</p> <p>"We've found two explosion sites in the city, we've also closed off the airport as a precaution," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, saying one landed in "an open area close to one of the neighbourhoods."</p> <p>He said the sirens had sounded but that there were no initial reports of casualties. "Bomb disposal experts are searching the area," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/at-least-2-rockets-hit-israeli-resort-town-eilat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Eilat Red Sea AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 07:31:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818066 at http://www.globalpost.com Two rockets fired from Sinai hit Israeli town of Eilat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/two-rockets-fired-sinai-hit-israeli-town-eilat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat early on Wednesday causing no casualties, the Israeli army and police said. </p> <p>Israeli military sources said the vaunted Iron Dome anti-missile system, which was recently deployed around Eilat, did not engage to intercept the rockets.</p> <p>"We've found two explosion sites in the city, we've also closed off the airport as a precaution," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, saying one landed in "an open area close to one of the neighbourhoods."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/two-rockets-fired-sinai-hit-israeli-town-eilat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Red Sea Rocket artillery AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:01:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818078 at http://www.globalpost.com Two rockets fired from Sinai hit Israeli town of Eilat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/two-rockets-fired-sinai-hit-israeli-town-eilat-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat early on Wednesday causing no casualties, the Israeli army and police said. </p> <p>Israeli military sources said the vaunted Iron Dome anti-missile system, which was recently deployed around Eilat, did not engage to intercept the rockets.</p> <p>"We've found two explosion sites in the city, we've also closed off the airport as a precaution," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, saying one landed in "an open area close to one of the neighbourhoods."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/two-rockets-fired-sinai-hit-israeli-town-eilat-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Red Sea Rocket artillery AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:46:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818105 at http://www.globalpost.com Rockets fired from Egypt's Sinai hit Israel resort of Eilat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/rockets-fired-egypts-sinai-hit-israel-resort-eilat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two rockets fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula exploded in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat on Wednesday, causing no casualties, the Israeli army and police said.</p> <p>There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which prompted telephone consultations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- in London for the funeral for the late British premier Margaret Thatcher -- and the security establishment on "how to react to the (rocket) fire," his office said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/rockets-fired-egypts-sinai-hit-israel-resort-eilat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Eilat Red Sea War AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818112 at http://www.globalpost.com Jihadists claim Sinai rocket fire on Israel's Eilat resort http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/jihadists-claim-sinai-rocket-fire-israels-eilat-resort <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two Grad rockets fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula exploded in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat on Wednesday, causing no casualties, in an attack claimed by a Salafi jihadist group.</p> <p>It was the first rocket attack on the southern resort city in eight months, with the Israeli army saying they were fired from the Egyptian Sinai, although there was no immediate confirmation from Cairo where a senior military official said troops were "investigating" the incident. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/jihadists-claim-sinai-rocket-fire-israels-eilat-resort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Red Sea Rocket artillery War AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:16:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818195 at http://www.globalpost.com