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Foreign tourists injured as gunmen attack Egypt resort

Two armed assailants attacked a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Hurghada on Friday, wounding three foreign tourists, Egyptian officials said. The Security Information Center of Egypt's Ministry of Interior said in

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KAEC seals beach community project deal

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), a special economic zone on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast, has awarded a SR42-million ($11.2 million) contract to Salim Al Harth Establishment for the development of infrastructure at its upcoming The Beach

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Saudi investor in talks over $4bn resort in Sharm el-Sheikh

A Saudi businessman is in talks with Egyptian authorities over a $4 billion tourism resort in Egypt's Red Sea region of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egyptian tourism minister Hisham Zaazou told Saudi newspaper Okaz. Zaazou declin

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36 passengers rescued as boat sinks in Red Sea

Twenty-six French tourists and 10 Egyptians were rescued on Thursday after a boat transporting them hit coral reefs and sank off the Red Sea coast, security sources said. The sources had no further details on the incident, which o

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Egypt extends military mandate in Gulf, Red Sea

The Egyptian government extended by six months the deployment of "some elements of the armed forces" outside Egypt's borders to defend national and Arab security in the Gulf, Red Sea and the Strait of Mandeb, state news agency MENA

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Iranian aid ship to enter Red Sea on Thursday

The captain of an Iranian cargo ship which Iran says is carrying thousands of tonnes of aid to Yemen expects to enter the Bab al-Mandeb strait linking the Gulf of Aden with the Red Sea on Thursday morning, state news agency Irna reported.

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Aramco puts on hold Red Sea deepwater exploration

State oil giant Saudi Aramco has put on hold its deepwater oil and gas exploration and drilling activities in the Red Sea because of high costs as it economises in an environment of low crude prices, industry sources said. The cost of o

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Suicide bombers kill at least 7 in Yemen port

Suicide attackers set off two car bombs in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Thursday, killing themselves and seven other people, sources in the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement and medical officials told Reuters. Thre

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Kuwaiti ship, Egyptian fishing boat collide killing 13

Egypt has ordered an investigation into an accident in which a Kuwaiti container ship and a fishing vessel collided in the Red Sea in an incident that killed 13 Egyptians. A statement from the prosecutor's office said initial

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KAEC to hand over Red Sea luxury apartments

Saudi Arabia-based King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), one of the largest economic projects in the Middle East, is set to hand over all the residential units in its Marina Tower 2 luxury apartment building at the Bay La Sun district, one of the

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