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  • Egypt: South Korean tourists killed in Sinai bombing February 17, 2014

    Cairo: An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people and raising fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt's tourism industry. The bombing near the tip of the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba...
  • 10 killed as Egypt launches deadly assault on Sinai militants September 8, 2013

    At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured on Saturday as Egypt's army launched a major air and ground assault on Sinai militants in one of the largest military operation in years. The operation has largely targeted militants in North Sinai's towns of Sheikh Zwayed and Rafah amid increased...
  • Egypt's president fires intelligence chief August 8, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired his intelligence chief and the governor of Northern Sinai on Wednesday following the deadly weekend attack on troops by suspected militants in Sinai. In a major shakeup, Morsi also asked Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi to replace the commander of the military police, a force that...
  • US alarm as Egypt Army undermines election result June 19, 2012

    Cairo: The United States expressed alarm that its proteges in the Egyptian Army were abusing hopes for democracy by ordering more military rule just as the Muslim Brotherhood was claiming victory in the country's first free presidential election. The Islamists' selfassurance was contested by the other candidate in the runoff race,...
  • Now, a nasal spray to beat depression April 27, 2011

    London: Scientists have developed a new nasal spray which they claim could help beat depression and anxiety within two hours. The spray, which contains a natural brain chemical, is designed to penetrate the brain areas involved in mood. According to researchers, the spray could be effective within two hours, compared to...
  • Woman gives birth to sextuplets, 2nd in New York October 28, 2008

    New York : A Queens couple spent seven years raising their only child, a son until New York's secondever sextuplets arrived. The four boys and two girls were born earlier this month to 31yearold Digna Carpio and her thirtysixyearold husband Victor, a maintenance worker with the city's Housing Authority....
  • Israelites were high when given Commandments: Scholar March 6, 2008

    Jerusalem: The biblical Israelites may have been high on a hallucinogenic plant when Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai, according to a new study by an Israeli psychology professor. Writing in the British journal Time and Mind, Benny Shanon of Jerusalem's Hebrew University said two plants in the...