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Egypt: Giza Pyramids: roadside bomb

CAIRO — A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday in an area near the Giza Pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists and wounding 12 others, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. It said the bus was travelling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the crude roadside bomb, concealed by a wall, […]


UAE: form needed for personal medications

All tourists and residents entering the UAE will now need approval to bring personal medicines across the border, the Ministry of Health has announced. However, it’s easy to get permission – all it takes is a simple online form, and it’s completely free. To bring personal medicines to the UAE, a doctor’s prescription, passport or […]


Egypt: Cairo Airport: explosion

Cairo Airport explosion: Flights suspended after ‘huge blast in fuel storage station’ Initial reports suggested a plane had caught fire at Cairo Airport, but security sources have confirmed the blast was reportedly in a fuel storage area A huge explosion has been heard at Cairo Airport and flights are suspended amid reports a fuel storage […]


Oman: Cyclone Mekunu

Tropical cyclone Mekunu, bearing hurricane strength, is growing ever stronger in the Arabian Sea. The storm is forecast to slam into southwest Oman, packing maximum sustained winds of about 110 mph late Friday into early Saturday local time. If the storm is in fact this strong at landfall, it would match the power of a […]


Israel: Golan Heights: Iranian rockets

The IDF reported in a statement at about 1 am Thursday that Iranian forces fired 20 rockets at Israel on the Golan Heights, shortly after midnight late Wednesday night. Iron Dome shot down some of the rockets. The statement continued that there are no wounded and no known damage is reported. There were reports of […]


Israel: Tel Aviv Airport: Dec 17: Strike 8am to 12pm

The Histadrut Labor Federation will shut down Ben Gurion International Airport in a strike protesting the massive lay-offs by Teva Pharmaceuticals on Sunday between 8am and 12pm.,7340,L-5056873,00.html