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Six suspected militants have been captured in the Sinai region, Egyptian police said yesterday, following an attack on a police station near the frontier with Israel this week in which 16 border guards were killed.
It was at a swimming pool in Weymouth that Norman Lomax first saw Sue Austin propelling herself through the water in an adapted wheelchair – and it was something of a eureka moment for him. "As a photographer," he explains, "the best stories are of ordinary people doing extraordinary things – that's what I saw here."
A rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai desert hit a southern Israeli resort city, police said, raising new concerns about militant activity in the mountainous peninsula. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Sinai was becoming a “terror zone.”
As the shine comes off Sharm El Sheikh, the nearby resort of Hurghada is enjoying its place in the sun, says Andrew Eames
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The political unrest has kept tourists away. Ali Beach finds a country waiting for their return
We are booked to travel to Soma Bay, Egypt, departing Gatwick this Friday. We have no problems with the avoidance of Cairo, but the nationwide curfew is another matter. We do not feel it is reasonable to have a holiday where we are confined to our hotel between 4pm and 8am each day. We are golfers and had intended to play in the afternoons, then eat out at night. Neither of these options will be open to us if the curfew is truly nationwide. Can you tell us the legal situation – should we cancel on the basis of the curfew potentially ruining our trip?
Ashes triumph and the love of a good sale make light of economic gloom and a long winter ahead
A German woman was killed yesterday by a shark at the Sinai's most popular Red Sea resort only a day after the Egyptian authorities had declared the waters safe in the wake of a series of other attacks.