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.

Some in Italy feel targeted

ROME, July 25 (UPI) -- After a series of bombings in London, Turkey, Spain and Egypt, some people in Italy fear their country may be targeted next.

Small bomb blast in Cairo injures man

CAIRO, July 24 (UPI) -- Egyptian security sources said Sunday one man was injured when a small bomb apparently exploded in southern Cairo.

Officials:Al-Qaida behind major attacks

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Analysts and government officials believe the recent bombings in Egypt and England are the work of al-Qaida, The Washington Post reports.

Saudi says more needed to fight terror

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 24 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia says more and faster work is needed for united international efforts to fight and uproot terrorism, it was reported Sunday.

Jordan's Islamists condemn violence

AMMAN, Jordan, July 24 (UPI) -- Jordan's powerful Islamic movement Sunday condemned all violence against civilians in the world regardless of their nationality and religion.

Egypt arrests 32 in connection with blasts

CAIRO, July 24 (UPI) -- Egyptian security sources said Sunday 32 people have been arrested so far in connection with the Sharm el-Sheik blasts that killed 88 people.

Death toll in Egypt blasts tops 90

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, July 23 (UPI) -- The death toll from the Sharm el-Sheik explosions has risen to at least 90, with more than 240 others injured, Egyptian security sources said Saturday.

Mubarak promises punishment for bombers

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, July 23 (UPI) -- After visiting survivors of the bombings at an Egyptian coastal resort, President Hosni Mubarak promised Saturday to find and punish the bombers.

Israeli-Egyptian security deal close

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Saturday the two nations will remain united in the war against extremists.

Dozens dead in Egypt resort bombings

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt, July 22 (UPI) -- At least 43 people were killed and more than 130 injured in a series of explosions in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheik, the BBC reported.
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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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