The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2006, with 362 to follow.
By United Press International

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.

Abbas: Gaza reconstruction greatest jihad

CAIRO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said a "big struggle" is awaiting Palestinians in Gaza following the Israeli withdrawal, notably reconstruction.

26 arrested in Sinai manhunt

CAIRO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Egyptian police arrested 26 people in Sinai on suspicion of involvement in seven bombings that rocked the peninsula in the past 10 months.

Islamic clerics debate jihad and terrorism

CAIRO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Islamic scholars Sunday began a two-day conference in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik to discuss the difference between jihad and terrorism.

7 Cypriots killed in Sinai accident

CAIRO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Seven Cypriot tourists have been killed and six others injured in a bus accident in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian police said Saturday.

1 killed, 1 injured in Aqaba port blasts

AQABA, Jordan, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A series of explosions rocked Jordan's port of Aqaba Friday, killing a soldier and injuring another, security sources said. Initial reports said the blasts were caused by rockets fired at two U.S. warships docked at the port for the past few days.

Sharm el-Sheik site of anti-terror parley

CAIRO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik will be the site of a conference on curbing the financing of terrorism, a few weeks after being hit by terror bombings.

Arab summit ruled out in near future

CAIRO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Arab League Secretary-General Amr Mousa Wednesday ruled out the possibility of convening an Arab summit in the near future.

Emergency Arab summit may be called off

CAIRO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Arab diplomats said Sunday Egypt may call off an emergency Arab summit due to lack of Arab support and consensus on holding the meeting.

Suspect in Sharm el-Sheik bombings killed

CAIRO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Egyptian police said they killed a main suspect in the July 23 bombings at a Red Sea resort in which more than 80 people died.

Fahd death delays emergency Arab summit

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- An emergency Arab summit set for this week in Egypt has been postponed due to the death of Saudi King Fahd.

Egypt to keep mission open in Iraq

CAIRO, July 31 (UPI) -- Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif says his country will stay in Iraq, despite the recent killing of its top diplomat.

Pope dismisses Israel claim of unfairness

VATICAN CITY, Italy, July 30 (UPI) -- Israel and the Vatican continue their dispute over a statement by Pope Benedict XVI condemning terrorist attacks without mentioning a recent bombing in Israel.

False terror alarm in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, July 28 (UPI) -- Jordanian authorities said warnings of six booby-trapped cars in the Red Sea port of Aqaba turned out to be a prank against a car rental operation.

Mubarak for Arab summit in Sharm el-Sheik

CAIRO, July 28 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Thursday called for an emergency Arab summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik.

Sharm el-Sheik may be site of Arab summit

CAIRO, July 27 (UPI) -- Arab League Secretary-General Amr Mousa said Wednesday an emergency Arab summit might take place in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheik in mid August.

One Sharm el-Sheik bomber identified

CAIRO, July 26 (UPI) -- Egyptian security agencies have identified one of the suicide bombers in Sharm el-Sheik and rounded up 70 suspects from villages in the Sinai Peninsula.

Jordan:No information on Pakistan suspects

AMMAN, Jordan, July 26 (UPI) -- Jordan denied Tuesday having knowledge or information about Pakistani suspects in the Sharm el-Sheik bombings who entered Egypt with Jordanian passports.

Bush signs Egyptian condolence book

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Bush visited the Egyptian Embassy in Washington Monday to sign a condolence book in memory of the victims of the Sharm el-Sheik bombings.

Pakistani suspects in Egypt bombings

CAIRO, July 25 (UPI) -- Police are searching for Pakistani suspects who arrived in Egypt shortly before last week's bombings at Sharm el-Sheik in which at least 64 people died.

Russian tourists unfazed by Egypt bombings

MOSCOW, July 25 (UPI) -- The bombings at Sharm el-Sheik have not deterred Russian vacationers, who continued arriving at and leaving the Egyptian resort as usual over the weekend.
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