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Egyptians enjoy the public beach along the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, in southern Egypt, on June 23, 2010, which attacks hundreds of thousands of tourists all year round.

Food, Water Tested at Egyptian Hotel Where Britons Died

LONDON — Experts are testing food, water and air conditioning systems at an Egyptian resort hotel where a British couple died under mysterious circumstances, the chief executive of travel company Thomas Cook said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks on a three-day European tour in Germany on Monday with strategic differences on Iran set to dominate as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after US withdrawal

Netanyahu to Push for Railway Linking Israel to Saudi Arabia

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Israel Katz will “immediately launch” a trade route initiative called “Tracks for Regional Peace” that will see the establishment of a railway network linking Israel to Saudi Arabia. 

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Saudi Arabia to Launch Red Sea Tourism Resorts

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the launch of a massive tourism project that will turn 50 islands and a string of sites on the Red Sea coast into luxury resorts.

Real estate attorney and Donald Trump's Israeli advisor Jason Greenblatt attends the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Trump Envoy Mediates Water Deal Between Israel, Palestinians

US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace envoy said Thursday Israel would supply the Palestinians with millions of cubic metres of water annually, as Washington seeks to build confidence for fresh negotiations.

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training centre by the jihadists, on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. Iraqi …

Egypt Military Says Top Jihadist Killed in Sinai

Egypt’s military said Sunday a founder of a extremist faction in North Sinai that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group was killed in an air strike.

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Dozens of Somali Migrants Shot Dead on Boat in Red Sea

ADEN (AFP) – Dozens of Somali refugees including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat on the Red Sea, Yemeni officials and the International Organization for Migration said Friday. The bodies of 33 refugees were taken to hospitals in

An aerial view of the coast of the Red Sea and the two islands of Tiran and Sanafir is pictured through the window of an airplane near Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egyptian Court Scuttles Plan to Give Contested Islands to Saudi Arabia

A political crisis is brewing in Egypt, as the High Administrative Court (one of three bodies that effectively fills the role of Supreme Court in Egypt) shot down a plan by the administration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to hand over a pair of disputed Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran (foreground) and the Sanafir (background) islands in the Strait of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. Saudi King Salman on April 11, 2016 wrapped up a landmark five-day visit to …

Egypt Court Backs Government in Red Sea Islands Dispute

An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld an agreement to give control of two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, providing a boost for the government in a case that has prompted rare street protests.

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Dozens Feared Dead After Airstrikes Hit Prisons in Yemen

Dozens of prisoners and security personnel were feared dead after Saudi-led airstrikes on Saturday battered two prisons inside a security headquarters in a western port city, security and medical officials said.

US warships have been patrolling near the Chinese-claimed Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands

Missiles Fired at US Warships in Red Sea, No Casualties

Multiple missiles were fired Saturday at three US warships in the Red Sea, though none was hit and there were no casualties, the US military said, amid rising tensions with Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

An Iranian worker stands in front of a construction during a visit by Iranian Journalists to the South Pars gas field development phases (5-8) in the southern Iranian port town of Asaluyeh on July 19, 2010 as a top official announced that global energy majors are welcome to help develop …

Swiss Court Backs Iran in Decades-Old Oil Row With Israel

Switzerland’s highest court has ordered Israel to pay Iran around $1.1 billion plus interest in a decades-old dispute over a secretive oil pipeline company predating the 1979 Islamic revolution which made the countries enemies.

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Egypt Police Deploy Tear Gas on Anti-Government Protests

The Guardian reports: Security forces in Egypt have used teargas to disperse small protests against the president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, witnesses have said, deterring what opposition groups had expected to be a day of large demonstrations against his rule. This

Even as evening draws near, tourists enjoy one of the many beaches in the southern Israeli city of Eilat May 4, 2001, beaches which in previous years were packed full with visitors taking advantage of the almost year-round sun and warm weather.

Israel To Hire 500 Jordanians For Red Sea Hotels

Israel has authorised another 500 Jordanians to work in hotels in its Red Sea resort of Eilat to make up for a domestic labour shortage, the tourism ministry said Monday. “The need for workers in the hotel industry is growing