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Israel intensified a high-security alert along its border with Egypt yesterday after a warning that there might be a second wave of attacks by a militant cell of infiltrators.

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At least five Saudi women have been taken into custody accused of defying the men-only driving rule, an activist said yesterday.

Iranian submarines sent to patrol Red Sea

Iran has sent submarines to the Red Sea, the semi-official Fars news agency has reported, in a move that could anger Israel.

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Ousted ruler chooses to lick wounds at his villa on the Red Sea

Hosni Mubarak has chosen, for the time being at least, not to leave his homeland but go into internal exile at his villa in Sharm el-Sheikh, according to reports coming from Egypt yesterday.

Anger as Jet2 axes Egypt flights

British tourists holidaying in Egypt spoke of their anger today after a low-cost airline axed flights to a Red Sea resort.

TUI could lose £30m from unrest in Egypt

The tour operator Tui Travel has admitted that the political and civil unrest in Egypt and Tunisia could knock up to £30m off its second-quarter revenues. The setback in the two North African countries came as the group behind Thomson Holidays posted reduced losses for the previous three months.

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