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 one-and-a-half months. "The vessel has been released from Somali pirates and all crew are safe and healthy," Directorate General of...