Olmert: Negotiations to follow summit

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Tuesday the upcoming Israeli-Palestinian peace summit would be followed by "intensive negotiations."

U.N. Security Council extends Iraq mandate

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Friday voted to renew its participation in Iraq.

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Rice meets with Syrian counterpart

SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Thursday with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem in Egypt in the first such contact in two years.

Egyptian summit to convene on Iraq

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Iraq's ambassador to Washington said he hoped his country may find more stability after leaders from the Middle East meet in Egypt this week.

U.N. official urges aid for Iraq

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- The U.N. official monitoring Iraqi reconstruction is urging other countries to provide aid for economic development. Ibrahim Gambari, a U.N. undersecretary-general, told the Washington Times in an interview this week that he is optimistic about the May 3

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Egypt: Sinai a center for arms dealing

CAIRO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Egypt is reportedly cracking down on arms dealers in the Sinai who smuggle weapons to Palestinians in Gaza. Middle East News Line reports that the latest arrest on Oct. 5 involved a man who had 64 anti-tank mines in his garden in El Arish.

Israel's Olmert pleased with Egypt summit

SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt, June 5 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday he was heartened by a weekend peace summit with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Olmert ready to talk peace

JERUSALEM, June 4 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he is willing to consider new peace talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

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Security fence in Egypt gets mixed review

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A new security fence around an Egyptian tourism hot-spot -- the site of recent terrorist attacks -- is getting mixed reviews.

Bomb injures two policemen in Egypt

CAIRO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Egyptian officials said Saturday two police officers were injured when a bomb exploded under their car in the Sinai during a search operation for suspects.

Egypt blast linked to 'outside terrorists'

CAIRO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- An Egyptian newspaper said Saturday the key suspect in last month's Sharm el-Sheik blasts was linked to "outside terrorists."

Two officers die in Egypt explosion

CAIRO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Two police officers died Thursday from wounds suffered in an explosion in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during a manhunt for suspects involved in bombing attacks.
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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.

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