Cruise ship crashes into pier; 3 dead

SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A luxury cruise ship crashed into a pier in Egypt Friday, killing three sailors and injuring four other people, the ship's operator said.
Maliki in Sweden for reconstruction summit

Maliki in Sweden for reconstruction summit

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 28 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki arrived in Sweden Wednesday to attend an international conference on Iraqi political progress and reconstruction.

Analysis: The Palestinians' trump card

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to resign by the end of this year if no agreement was reached with the Israelis over the creation of an independent Palestinian state.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Bush with the pharaohs

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Bush may have been consistent in telling his Egyptian hosts they needed more democracy, but he was neither realistic nor even relevant.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Bush tells Arab leaders to look ahead

SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt, May 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Bush told Arab leaders Sunday "the future is in your hands" and suggested a long list of reforms at an economic summit in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt.

Bush to push freedom in Mideast

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Saturday said he would urge Mideast leaders to "move past old grievances" and work toward "justice, tolerance and freedom."

No 'breakthrough' seen for Bush trip

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush doesn't expect "any major breakthroughs" in his trip to the Middle East, the White House said Tuesday.

Nine die in Egyptian bus crash

SHARM-EL-SHEIK, Egypt, May 1 (UPI) -- At least nine people were killed Thursday when an Egyptian bus carrying European and North American tourists crashed on the Sinai peninsula, officials said.

Analysis: Nazi mines stop Egypt's oil flow

BERLIN, March 14 (UPI) -- The legacy of Egypt's World War II invasion by Germany hampers the country's access to potentially vast energy resources.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

Bush full of thanks to Egypt's Mubarak

SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush departed Egypt Wednesday after speaking alongside Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, whom he thanked six times.

Egypt's Mubarak hosts Bush for talks

SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush arrived in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, Wednesday for Middle East peace and policy talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008.
By United Press International
Sarkozy reportedly has phone for new love

Sarkozy reportedly has phone for new love

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been spotted carrying a new cell phone, apparently dedicated to calls from his new girlfriend.

Analysis: Optimism for Annapolis process

BERLIN, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Annapolis process may very well be the biggest chance for peace in the Middle East since the signing of the Oslo Accords in Norway some 15 years ago, according to a Western diplomat.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Israel and Egypt talk on security

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hosted Israeli officials in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheik to discuss border security issues and proposed housing activity.
Page 1 of 6
WAX2000101899 - 18 OCTOBER 2000 - SHARM EL SHEIK, EGYPT: The Red Sea golf resort in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, where President Clinton met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, stands out against the desert landscape in this image acquired on August 25, 2000. See http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/files/images/captions/sharim.txt for more information. rlw/NASA/ASTER Image UPI

Sharm el-Sheikh (Arabic: شرم الشيخ‎, Sharm al-Shaykh), is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt, on the coastal strip between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai with a population of approximately 35,000 (2008).

Sharm el-Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt's South Sinai Governorate which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. Sharm el-Sheikh is known as The City of Peace referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there. It was known Sharm-üş Şeyh as (Sharm ush-Sheikh, "Beard of Sheikh" in Arabic) during Ottoman rule and was known as Ofira during Israeli occupation between 1967-1982.

Sharm el-Sheikh (27°51′N 34°17′E) is on a promontory overlooking the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. Its strategic importance led to its transformation from a fishing village into a major port and naval base for the Egyptian Navy. It was captured by Israel during the Sinai conflict of 1956 and restored to Egypt in 1957. A United Nations peacekeeping force was subsequently stationed there until the 1967 Six-Day War when it was recaptured by Israel. Sharm el-Sheikh remained under Israeli control until the Sinai peninsula was returned to Egypt in 1982 after the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "SHARM EL SHEIK."
Most Popular
Mom recovering after emergency surgery to save quadruplets Mom recovering after emergency surgery to save quadruplets
Lolo Jones praying for Oscar Pistorius; says father convicted of homicide, too Lolo Jones praying for Oscar Pistorius; says father convicted of homicide, too
California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
Melissa McCarthy talks 'Ghostbusters 3' rumors Melissa McCarthy talks 'Ghostbusters 3' rumors
Heidi Montag conveys 'empathy' for Renee Zellweger Heidi Montag conveys 'empathy' for Renee Zellweger