RED SEA

  • Stranded kite surfer survives sharks' attack March 10, 2012

    Moscow: A kite surfing champion from Poland became stranded for 40 hours on the Red Sea and fought off an attack by sharks with a knife. Janek Lisewski, 42, attempted to kite surf a 200 km distance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He was on his two thirds of the trip,...
  • Footloose in Egypt August 9, 2011

    Alright in Alexandria The receptionist has throat cancer and must keep a finger on the tiny hole at the top of his chest when he speaks, "Welcome to..." and as his fingertip slips there's a deflated wheeze instead of "Alexandria". My room is one of those typical budget accommodations with a...
  • Indian crew of hijacked ship freed unharmed October 11, 2008

    Mumbai: Armed Somalian pirates on Friday released unharmed three Indians and 26 other members of the crew on board a hijacked cargo ship after keeping them in captivity for more than oneandahalf months. "The vessel has been released from Somali pirates and all crew are safe and healthy," Directorate General of...