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  • Scientists: Fissure Could Become New Ocean (Ethiopia)

    12/10/2005 3:36:33 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 36 replies · 1,229+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Sat Dec 10,12:45 AM ET | By ANTHONY MITCHELL
    Scientists: Fissure Could Become New Ocean By ANTHONY MITCHELL, Associated Press Writer Sat Dec 10,12:45 AM ET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopian, American and European researchers have observed a fissure in a desert in the remote northeast that could be the "birth of a new ocean basin," scientists said Friday. Researchers from Britain, France, Italy and the U.S. have been observing the 37-mile long fissure since it split open in September in the Afar desert and estimate it will take a million years to fully form into an ocean, said Dereje Ayalew, who leads the team of 18 scientists studying...
  • Geologists have ringside seats for an ocean's birth ~~ A new sea forming in Africa

    07/20/2006 9:08:26 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 87 replies · 3,674+ views
    The Register ^ | Thursday 20th July 2006 08:36 GMT | Lucy Sherriff
    A rift that opened in Africa after a massive earthquake last September could be the beginning of a new Ocean, scientists say. The crack in the ground appeared along a fault line in the Afar desert in Ethiopia. The crack is heading for the Red Sea. If it makes it that far, it would carve a new ocean that would separate Eritrea and part of Ethiopia (both of which lie on the Arabian plate) from the rest of the continent, creating a new island.Satellite data collected since the quake shows that the rift is widening at an unprecedented rate, according...
  • Secrets of ocean birth laid bare

    07/19/2006 9:35:47 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 18 replies · 1,262+ views
    BBC ^ | July 19, 2006 | Helen Briggs
    The crack is 8m-wide in places The largest tear in the Earth's crust seen in decades, if not centuries, could carve out a new ocean in Africa, according to satellite data. Geologists say a crack that opened up last year may eventually reach the Red Sea, isolating much of Ethiopia and Eritrea from the rest of Africa. The 60km-long rift was initially sparked by an earthquake in September. Follow-up observations reported in the journal Nature suggest the split is growing at an unprecedented rate. See the rift in detail We think if these processes continue, a new ocean will...
  • Volcanoes Threaten To Divide Africa

    02/18/2002 9:44:42 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 300+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-18-2002
    Monday, 18 February, 2002, 13:00 GMT Volcanoes threaten to divide Africa A plume of hot volcanic mantle rock is rising beneath Africa, trying to split the continent apart. According to international researchers, it could eventually create a new ocean. "The Ethiopian rift is one of the few places in the world where we can see the transition from continental rifting to something that looks more oceanic," Dr Cindy Ebinger told the BBC World Service's Discovery programme. "It's a unique area worldwide." The crack in the Earth's surface runs for 2,000 kilometres from Malawi in the South, through Tanzania, Kenya and ...
  • Scientists Probe Africa's Rift Valley Break-Up

    01/12/2003 11:31:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 318+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/12/03 | Reuters - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Science - Reuters Scientists Probe Africa's Rift Valley Break-Up Sun Jan 12, 7:05 AM ET Add Science - Reuters to My Yahoo! ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Scientists studying Africa's slow-motion split along the Rift Valley have launched an experiment in Ethiopia to find out exactly why it is happening and whether a new ocean will form where the valley is now. Seventy-two U.S., European and Ethiopian scientists fanned out across the Horn of Africa country this weekend to conduct what they called Africa's largest ever seismic survey. The "volcanic Rift Valley...could eventually break off to form an ocean like...
  • Africa's New Ocean: A Continent Splits Apart

    03/15/2006 7:15:27 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 78 replies · 2,404+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 03/15/2006 | Axel Bojanowski
    Normally new rivers, seas and mountains are born in slow motion. The Afar Triangle near the Horn of Africa is another story. A new ocean is forming there with staggering speed -- at least by geological standards. Africa will eventually lose its horn. Geologist Dereje Ayalew and his colleagues from Addis Ababa University were amazed -- and frightened. They had only just stepped out of their helicopter onto the desert plains of central Ethiopia when the ground began to shake under their feet. The pilot shouted for the scientists to get back to the helicopter. And then it happened: the...
  • Giant Crack in Africa Will Become New Ocean

    11/03/2009 12:32:56 PM PST · by Obadiah · 64 replies · 3,759+ views
    A 35-mile rift in the desert of Ethiopia will eventually become a new ocean or sea, researchers now confirm. The crack, 20 feet wide in spots, opened in 2005. Some geologists believed then that it would spawn a new ocean. But that view was controversial, and the rift had not been well studied.
  • Giant Underground Blob of Magma Puzzles Scientists (Afar Rift in Ethiopia)

    09/17/2013 3:29:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/17/13 | Becky Oskin - LiveScience.com
    The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think. The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading centers, the volcanic ridges that mark the boundaries between two pieces of oceanic crust. Along the ridges, lava bubbles up and new crust is created, slowly widening the ocean basin. But a look deep beneath the Afar Rift reveals the birth announcements may be premature. "It's not as close to fully formed seafloor spreading as we thought," said Kathy Whaler, a geophysicist at the...
  • African Desert Rift Confirmed as New Ocean in the Making

    11/02/2009 12:05:11 PM PST · by decimon · 37 replies · 1,764+ views
    University of Rochester ^ | November 2, 2009 | Unknown
    Geologists Show that Seafloor Dynamics Are at Work in Splitting African Continent In 2005, a gigantic, 35-mile-long rift broke open the desert ground in Ethiopia. At the time, some geologists believed the rift was the beginning of a new ocean as two parts of the African continent pulled apart, but the claim was controversial. Now, scientists from several countries have confirmed that the volcanic processes at work beneath the Ethiopian rift are nearly identical to those at the bottom of the world's oceans, and the rift is indeed likely the beginning of a new sea. The new study, published in...
  • Red Sea Region Parting in Massive Split

    07/13/2014 8:17:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7-19-2006 | Stefan Lovgren
    In a new study, scientists have determined that a recent tear in Earth's continental crust near the sea is the largest single rip seen since satellite monitoring began. For the past 30 million years the Arabian tectonic plate has been moving away from the African (Nubian) plate at the Red Sea. But the rift, in which Earth's crust is being stretched and thinned, is not happening smoothly. Most of the time the plates are stuck together. But in September of last year they split apart along a 37-mile (60-kilometer) section in Afar, Ethiopia (Ethiopia map), near the southern end of...
  • Israel allows 1,500 Jordanians to work in Eilat

    06/29/2014 11:03:38 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 29, 2014 | AFP
    The Israeli government Sunday authorized 1,500 more Jordanians to come and work in its Red Sea resort of Eilat to combat a labor shortage, the tourism ministry said. The Jordanians would enter Israel to work and go back across the border to Jordan at night once their shift was finished, the ministry said in a statement. “I am persuaded that this decision will reinforce peace between Israel and Jordan, and help reduce high unemployment in southern Jordan,” it quoted Tourism Minister Uzi Landau as saying.
  • Saudi Arabia to begin building world’s tallest skyscraper

    04/18/2014 4:55:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | Ben Lazarus
    Saudi Arabia is scheduled to begin building the world’s tallest tower next week, which will soar 1km in to the sky when completed. The Kingdom Tower in the coastal city of Jeddah will measure 3,280 feet (1km), some 568 feet (173 meters) taller than the current Guinness world record holder, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which stands at 2,716 feet (827 metres). At an estimated cost of $1.23bn, the tower in Saudi will require approximately 5.7 million square feet of concrete, 80,000 tonnes of steel for its 200 floors and will take five years to complete, according to The Saudi Gazette. The...
  • China seeks strategic foothold in Israel

    03/25/2014 11:25:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 24.03.2014 | Blair Cunningham
    The continued threat of economic boycotts targeting Israel hasn’t deterred China from forging ahead with a new freight rail link through Israel. The planned link could provide an alternative to the Suez Canal. The project would connect the 300-plus kilometers between Eilat on the Red Sea and Ashdod Port on the Mediterranean. And it could be the chance for China to gain a foothold in the region. …
  • Navy helicopter with 5 aboard crashes in Red Sea

    09/22/2013 9:53:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    worldnews.nbcnews.com ^ | 9/22/13 | Courtney Kube, Jim Miklaszewski and Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News
    Five crew members are missing after a U.S. Navy helicopter crashed in the Red Sea on Sunday during routine flight operations, military officials said. The MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 — nicknamed the HSC Indians — went down in the Central Red Sea at about noon local time, according to an official with the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.
  • New discovery: Egypt's oldest harbor, collection of papyrus uncovered

    04/17/2013 1:56:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | April 16, 2013
    LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Dating back to the days of the Pharaoh Khufu, or Cheops in the Fourth Dynasty, the harbor dates back 4,500 years. The Great Pyramid of Giza serves as the tomb of Khufu, who died around 2566 B.C. The harbor was built on the Red Sea shore in the Wadi al-Jarf area, 112 miles south of Suez. The harbor was discovered by a French-Egyptian mission from the French Institute for Archaeological Studies. The site "predates by more than 1,000 years any other port structure known in the world," according to the mission's director, Pierre...
  • 'Khartoum allowing Iran to establish Red Sea base'

    12/11/2012 11:16:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 12/11/2012 04:43 | By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    Sudanese rebel groups say Khartoum reaching secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base. Photo: Davoud Poorsehat/Reuters Sudanese opposition groups accused Khartoum this week of reaching a secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base on the Red Sea.Anti-government newspaper Hurriyat Sudan cited an unnamed opposition source on Monday as saying that the Sudanese government had struck a deal with Iran for building a base on the Sudanese coast. Related: IRGC leaders opposed to bilateral talks with US Egypt's Morsi imposes martial law for referendum Meanwhile, Sudanese rebel group The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said...
  • London, Paris, Jerusalem Line Up For Post-US Vote Action On Syria, Iran

    11/03/2012 9:48:17 AM PDT · by drewh · 3 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | November 3, 2012, 11:14 AM (GMT+02:00)
    The UK , France and Israel showed signs this week of lining up for military action with regard to Syria and Iran as soon as America’s presidential election was out of the way Tuesday, Nov. 6, military sources report. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent two days (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) talking to President Francois Holland. As the Defense Minister Ehud Barak landed in London the next day, Prime Minister David Cameron was reported on standby for the dispatch of RAF fighter-bombers to the Persian Gulf. Barak flew to London after US Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...
  • Chariots in Red Sea: 'Irrefutable evidence'

    06/07/2012 6:56:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 79 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 7th, 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    A news report that stunned the world nine years ago about the discovery of possible ancient chariot wheels at the bottom of the Red Sea is suddenly gaining fresh attention with new video claiming “irrefutable evidence” that corroborates the find. In June 2003, WND interviewed Bible enthusiasts who dove the waters of the Red Sea, alleging they found and photographed parts of chariots that may be the actual remains of the catastrophe brought upon the Egyptian army which pursued the Israelites, according to the Book of Exodus in the Bible. “I am 99.9 percent sure I picked up a chariot...
  • Israel Discovers New Giant Off-Shore Oil and Gas Field

    06/03/2012 7:39:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/6/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    An Israel energy company announced Sunday it has discovered an off-shore energy field that may even surpass previous finds in terms of the possibilities of developing commercial grade oil. Israel Opportunity Energy Resources LP announced that its Pelagic licenses indicate 6.7 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas and 1.4 billion barrels of oil. By comparison, the previously announced Tamar and Leviathan off-shore fields contain an estimated 9 and 17 TCF of natural gas. The amount of commercial oil, if any, has not been finalized, but estimates of possible oil in the Leviathan field have been downsized to 600 million barrels....
  • The Ten Commandments (vanity)

    04/02/2012 6:36:46 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Former Fetus
    Yesterday I was watching The Ten Commandments on YouTube. I was thrilled to find the complete movie! I don't know how long it will be there, but for the time being you can watch it HERE . I was enjoying the parting of the Red Sea, beginning at about 3:08 when I thought I heard on the background Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem. I replayed it a few times and I still think it can be heard on and off, very softly. Does anybody know if that is really Hatikvah?It may seem like a small detail, but I got to...
  • Scandinavian Ancestry -- Tracing Roots to Azerbaijan

    12/15/2001 2:43:28 PM PST · by spycatcher · 55 replies · 3,406+ views
    Azerbaijan International ^ | Summer 2000 | Thor Heyerdahl
        Summer 2000 (8.2) Scandinavian Ancestry Tracing Roots to Azerbaijan by Thor Heyerdahl Above: Thor Heyerdahl with Peruvian children who still construct traditional boats made of reeds, the principle material that enabled early migrations on trans-oceanic voyages. Courtesy: Thor Heyerdahl. Archeologist and historian Thor Heyerdahl, 85, has visited Azerbaijan on several occasions during the past two decades. Each time, he garners more evidence to prove his tantalizing theory - that Scandinavian ancestry can be traced to the region now known as Azerbaijan. Heyerdahl first began forming this hypothesis after visiting Gobustan, an ancient cave dwelling found 30 miles ...
  • Israeli Jets, Sub 'Strike in Sudan'

    12/25/2011 9:23:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli fighter jets, helicopters and possibly a submarine were involved in multiple attacks on targets in Sudan last week, according to local news outlets. The reports say that Israeli jets hit targets in the eastern part of the African country, near its border with Egypt, last Thursday. They hit six Land Cruiser jeeps and killed four people. An earlier strike took place last Sunday and reportedly involved Israeli helicopters. A truck was targeted. Some reports say an Israeli submarine was also spotted at the same time. However, the Sudanese army spokesman, Col. Al-Sawarmi Haled Sa'ad, said that the military's air...
  • Iran Says Its Submarines are in the Red Sea

    06/07/2011 8:15:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/6/11 | Gil Ronen
    Iran has sent military submarines to the Red Sea, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. "Iranian military submarines entered the Red Sea waters with the goal of collecting information and identifying other countries' combat vessels," Fars said in a Tuesday report, citing an unidentified source. It did not say how many submarines were involved or what type they were but noted they had sailed alongside warships from the Iranian Navy's 14th fleet. State-run Press TV said in a report earlier in May that the 14th fleet – which is comprised of two vessels, the warship Bandar Abbas and the...
  • Tourist dies in Egypt shark attack after beaches reopened following two earlier maulings

    12/05/2010 6:21:31 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | December 06, 2010
    A GERMAN woman tourist has been killed in the third shark attack in a week at Egypt's popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Mohammed Salem, director of South Sinai Conservation, said the woman died after a shark attacked her while she was snorkelling in Naama Bay, only one day after Sharm el-Sheikh reopened its beaches following two other attacks in which Russians were mauled. Government conservation experts said on Friday they captured two sharks, an oceanic whitetip and a mako, which they believed had mauled two Russian women swimmers last Tuesday and Wednesday. The resort's mayor, Gamal al-Mahdi, said...
  • Parting the waters: Computer modeling applies physics to Red Sea escape route (Physics of Moses)

    09/22/2010 7:16:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    UCAR ( University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) ^ | 09/22/2010 | Carl Drews and Weiqing Han
    September 21, 2010 BOULDER—The biblical account of the parting of the Red Sea has inspired and mystified people for millennia. A new computer modeling study by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) shows how the movement of wind as described in the book of Exodus could have parted the waters. The computer simulations show that a strong east wind, blowing overnight, could have pushed water back at a bend where an ancient river is believed to have merged with a coastal lagoon along the Mediterranean Sea. With the water...
  • Israel accuses US of bias over State Department caution

    08/09/2010 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 8/8/10 | Adrian Blomfield
    Israel has accused the United States of bias and rewarding terrorism after the State Department urged Americans visiting Eilat to exercise caution following a rocket attack on the Red Sea resort. Israel's tourism ministry on Sunday said it was angered because the State Department had not issued a separate advisory warning of similar dangers in the nearby Jordanian city of Aqaba. Suspected Islamist militants last week fired five rockets on Eilat, Israel's only city on the Red Sea, one of which went astray and killed a Jordanian national in Aqaba, which lies on the other side of the bay. There...
  • 4 Rockets Fall In South; None Injured ["near Kibbutz Nahal Oz"]

    07/24/2010 11:40:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 27+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 07.24.10, 23:50 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Police are working to figure out the origin of the rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip Saturday evening and exploded near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, without causing damage or injures. A total of four rockets and two mortar shells were fired at Israel on Saturday, causing no injuries. An initial examination revealed that the rocket fired at Nahal Oz was manufactured using professional means, most likely outside of the borders of the Gaza Strip. The rocket had a diameter of 115 millimeters, and police sappers were working to locate fragments of it to be tested."
  • Report: U.S., Israeli warships cross Suez Canal toward Red Sea

    06/19/2010 6:44:15 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 100 replies · 3,655+ views
    Egypt opposition angered at government for allowing the fleet of more than 12 ships to cross Egyptian manned waterway, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports. By Jack Khoury More than twelve United States Naval warships and at least one Israeli ship crossed the Suez Canal towards the Red Sea on Friday, British Arabic Language newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Saturday. According to the report, thousands of Egyptian soldiers were deployed along the Suez Canal guarding the ships' passage, which included a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Suez Canal is a strategic Egyptian waterway which connects between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. According to...
  • Air Force strikes in Gaza; 2 injured

    03/18/2010 11:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 225 replies · 2,589+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET NEWS.com (Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story) ^ | First Published: 03.19.10, 01:30;Latest Update: 03.19.10, 01:47 / Israel News | n/a
    "Air Force strikes in Gaza" SNIPPET: "IDF retaliates for deadly Qassam attack: Air Force hits several Gaza targets, including metal foundry, smuggling tunnel; Vice PM Shalom says Israel to offer strong response to rocket attack that killed Thai worker Thursday" SNIPPET: "IDF aircraft struck at least four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said." SNIPPET: "Israel also sent a letter of complaint to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is due to visit Israel at the weekend,...
  • Fifth Fleet ready for Iran attack, experts say

    04/19/2010 4:42:17 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies · 1,080+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/19/2010 | Jeff Stein
    Military experts say the Fifth Fleet has come a long way since Iranian gunboats crippled it within hours in a notorious war game five years ago. In fact, says John Pike, president of the Alexandria, Va.-based Global Security Web site, the Navy was well on its way to solving the challenge of fending off the swarming swift boats before the war game began. In that test, an enemy "red team" headed by retired Martine Corps Gen. Paul Van Riper deployed the gun boats and propeller-driven suicide planes to paralyze the Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain in the Persian Gulf. It...
  • Number error led to British sub accident

    03/16/2010 8:50:27 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 807+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/15/2010 | UPI
    Mistaking the number 1 for a 7 on a navigation chart caused a British nuclear submarine to crash into an underwater rock in the Red Sea, a court martial heard. The May 2008 accident, 80 miles south of Suez, Egypt, badly damaged the Swiftsure class hunter-killer submarine, rendering it unfit for operations and forcing its return to England, The Sun reported Monday. Cmdr. Steven Drysdale and two other officers testified they misread their charts, which showed the rock's depth at 132 meters (433 feet), thinking it was much deeper at 732 meters (2,400 feet), the newspaper said. All three officers...
  • The Enemy Of My Enemy Can Use The Suez Canal

    02/10/2010 6:33:43 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 519+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/10/2010 | The Strategy Page
    Egyptians reported that two Israeli warships passed through the Suez canal recently. The two ships are believed headed for the Persian Gulf, where Israeli ships have been mapping the local waters, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy. For years, Egypt would not allow Israeli submarines to pass through the Suez canal. But last June, an Israeli submarine went through the Suez canal and conducted naval exercises in the Red Sea. Israel said that the sub would not be stationed in the Red Sea, but would return to its Mediterranean base. There were reports that an Israeli missile boat passed through...
  • 2 Israeli Navy ships passed through Suez Canal

    02/07/2010 11:35:20 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 699+ views
    Ynet.news ^ | 02/06/2010 | Roee Nahmias
    Two Israeli missile boats reportedly passed through the Suez Canal Thursday morning, according to Arab media reports over the weekend. Egyptian authorities reportedly adopted strict security measures to ensure the ships' safety. According to the reports, the two Navy ships traveled through the canal en route to the Red Sea.The sources did not provide the exact ultimate destination of the missile boats. However, Egyptian maritime sources quoted in the Arab media estimated that both ships were headed to the Persian Gulf and may reach it within four days. The veracity of these estimates is unclear. The sail through the Suez...
  • Regional experts are looking at ways to protect Jeddah sharks from extinction

    08/31/2009 10:18:48 AM PDT · by G8 Diplomat · 4 replies · 479+ views
    Al-Riyadh ^ | August 14, 2009 | Hussein al-Qahtani
    Concluded Thursday in Jeddah, experts and specialists from the countries of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden a regional meeting to prepare a regional plan to keep the sharks in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden from extinction Meeting prepared by the regional body to maintain the environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, whose membership includes countries bordering the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and take the city of Jeddah-based. He warned the Secretary General of the Professor Ziad Bin Hamza [Abu Ghararah] to the sharks in the region has been in recent decades...
  • Science vs. Scripture: An Open Response to Dr. John Ankerberg

    02/05/2009 8:10:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 59 replies · 1,757+ views
    ICR ^ | February 4, 2009 | Institute for Creation Research
    In January 2009, ICR received a copy of a recent ministry letter published by television personality Dr. John Ankerberg. For many years, Dr. Ankerberg has skillfully tackled tough issues related to the church, society, the Middle East, and other topics of interest to believers. Christians everywhere need to be informed, challenged, and also taught sound doctrine—there is no substitute for the Bible. However, the January letter from Dr. Ankerberg’s television ministry reveals a dangerous trend toward subjugating the accuracy, understandability, and authority of the Bible to the foolish musings of men—namely, scientists who deny that God’s revelation in the book...
  • Cairo bars Iran ship with arms for Gaza (2nd Iranian ship stopped)

    01/29/2009 6:02:55 AM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 621+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 28, 2009
    AN Iranian freighter carrying weaponry for Hamas has been blocked by Egypt from entering the Suez Canal, amid concerns that Tehran is trying to supply the Palestinian militant group with missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv. Reports yesterday said Israel was closely tracking the ship, which is docked in the Red Sea outside the Suez Canal after Cairo refused to permit it to cross the waterway to the Mediterranean. The stand-off comes after a report to the Israeli Defence Ministry from the Pentagon said the US Navy had boarded another Iranian vessel and said it was carrying artillery shells and...
  • The great game of hunting pirates

    11/23/2008 5:41:57 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 38 replies · 1,542+ views
    Asia Times ^ | Nov 22, 2008 | M K Bhadrakumar
    "Sir, you have done India proud." That was how the anchorman of a television channel in Delhi addressed the Indian navy chief, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, on the victorious sea battle by warship INS Tabar with would-be hijackers as dusk was falling on Tuesday evening in the Gulf of Aden. Those words would have made Sir Francis Drake, the 16th-century British navigator and slaver-politician of the Elizabethan era, truly envious. Sir Francis had bigger claims to fame in a life cut short by dysentery while attacking San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1595. Unsurprisingly, the patriotic Indian media dutifully expressed its gratitude...
  • U.S. WAR GEAR ON MOVE: SHIPPERS

    08/13/2002 12:45:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 69 replies · 1,570+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/13/02 | Reuters
    <p>Some of the high-tech, gadget-loaded planes that could be used in a campaign against Iraq include the EA-6B Prowler (above).</p> <p>August 13, 2002 -- The U.S. Navy is seeking to charter a large ship to carry military helicopters and ammunition from the United States to two ports in the Red Sea, shipping brokers said yesterday.</p>
  • Osama Bin Laden's brother plans Africa-Arabia bridge

    02/24/2008 3:45:34 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 108+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 02/24/08 | Mike Pflanz
    Osama Bin Laden's brother plans Africa-Arabia bridge By Mike Pflanz, East Africa Correspondent Last Updated: 5:52pm GMT 24/02/2008 Osama bin Laden's half-brother is planning to build the world's second longest bridge to connect Africa and Arabia with a six-lane motorway and a railway. Click to enlarge: The bridge would span the 18 mile stretch across the narrowest part of the Red Sea Tarek Bin Laden has been wooing the governments of Djibouti and Yemen with his £35bn idea to bridge the 18 mile span across the narrowest stretch of the Red Sea. Djibouti's prime minister said there was growing excitement...
  • Canadian navy reports a "catastrophic volcanic eruption" on Red Sea island off Yemen

    09/30/2007 8:30:23 PM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 89 replies · 1,643+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | September 30, 2007 | AP
    TORONTO: A volcano has erupted on a tiny island off the coast of Yemen, spewing lava and ash hundreds of feet into the air, a Canadian naval vessel near the island in the Red Sea reported. The Yemeni government asked NATO to assist in searching for survivors. Ken Allan, a Navy Public Affairs with the Canadian Armed Forces, said a NATO fleet just outside the territorial waters of the island Jazirt Atta-Ir reported seeing a "catastrophic volcanic eruption" at 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) Sunday. The 2-mile-long (3-kilometer-long) island is about 70 miles (115 kilometers) off the coast of...
  • US gives stark warning to Eritrea

    09/08/2007 10:18:04 PM PDT · by Ghayyour · 24 replies · 1,635+ views
    BBC ^ | September 09, 2007
    The US has issued Eritrea with its strongest warning yet over its alleged support for terrorism. A senior US official said the presence of an exiled Somali Islamist leader in Asmara this week was further evidence Eritrea gave sanctuary to terrorists. The gathering of further intelligence could lead to Eritrea being named as a state sponsor of terrorism - followed by sanctions, the official said. The Eritrean government has accused the US of deliberate distortion. A full scale war of words is now going on between Eritrea and the United States. The US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,...
  • New Boost For Planned Canal Between Red Sea And Dead Sea

    06/27/2007 2:36:05 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 651+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6-27-2007 | Ian Black
    New boost for planned canal between Red Sea and Dead Sea · Firms commissioned to study feasibility of link· 25-year project would ease region's water shortage Ian Black, Middle East editor Wednesday June 27, 2007 The Guardian (UK) Hopes of building a canal linking the Red Sea to the Dead Sea have been given a fresh boost with 11 firms commissioned to produce feasibility studies. Their work will be submitted to an Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian committee looking at ways to implement the huge engineering scheme, which could take as long as 25 years to complete. As well as reviving the rapidly shrinking...
  • Eritrea to protect entire coast in world first: officials

    12/12/2006 8:09:47 AM PST · by cogitator · 20 replies · 652+ views
    SpaceDaily ^ | 12/12/2006 | AFP
    Eritrea aims to become the first country in the world to turn its entire coast into an environmentally protected zone to ensure balanced and sustainable development, officials said Tuesday. The Red Sea state intends to protect all of its 1,350-kilometer (837-mile) coastline, along with another 1,950-kilometers (1,209-miles) of coast around its more than 350 islands, according to a draft coastal policy document. "Eritrea will be the first country in the world to declare its entire coastline a protected area," said Dr Michael Pearson, an environment management specialist working with a group that has pushed the proposal. He and the Eritrea...
  • Volcanic eruption 'triggered biblical parting of Red Sea'

    08/07/2006 8:23:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 142 replies · 2,838+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 6, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    THE greatest story ever told has acquired a Hollywood twist. James Cameron, the director of Titanic, is the executive producer of a new documentary that claims to have uncovered fresh evidence confirming one of the most dramatic episodes in the Old Testament — the parting of the Red Sea and the Jewish exodus from Egypt. In The Exodus Decoded, a 90-minute documentary that will be shown in America this month, Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici, the Canadian film producer, claim a volcanic eruption on the Greek archipelago of Santorini triggered a chain of natural catastrophes recorded in the Bible as the...
  • Force of nature parts the Red Sea (Geologists believe they are witnessing the creation of an ocean)

    07/21/2006 8:59:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 1,206+ views
    Times Online ^ | July 21, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    THE Red Sea is parting in a way that could create a new ocean basin and redraw the map of Africa and Arabia. A huge rift that appeared last year along a fault in the Afar desert in Ethiopia, where the African and Arabian tectonic plates meet, has provided the strongest indication yet of how the plates are separating to create a new sea. Geologists believe that they are witnessing a tectonic process similar to the one that formed the Atlantic Ocean, as adjacent plates push apart over millions of years to alter the shape of the continents. While the...
  • The Red Sea Parts Again

    07/19/2006 1:31:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 852+ views
    Live Sicience ^ | 07/18/06 | Sara Goudarzi
    The Red Sea is parting again, but this time Moses doesn’t have a hand in it. Satellite images show that the Arabian tectonic plate and the African plate are moving away from each other, stretching the Earth's crust and widening the southern end of the Red Sea, scientists reported in this week's issue of journal Nature. Last September, a series of earthquakes started splitting the planet's surface along a 37-mile section of the East African Rift in Afar, Ethiopia. Using the images gathered by the European Space Agency's Envisat radar satellite, researchers looked at satellite data before and after these...
  • Captain rejected plea for help from doomed ferry

    02/07/2006 3:26:23 PM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 11 replies · 725+ views
    Times U.K. ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Michael Theodoulou and Ben Webster
    THE captain of a sister ship rejected a plea for help from the Egyptian Red Sea ferry that sank with the loss of about 1,000 lives in order to avoid a “second catastrophe”. Salah Jomaa said that the crew of the stricken Al Salam Boccaccio 98 had radioed his vessel, which was plying the same route in the opposite direction, to ask if he could turn back and mount a rescue effort.
  • Riots following Egypt ferry disaster

    02/06/2006 12:41:01 PM PST · by roadrunner96 · 28 replies · 999+ views
    RTE News ^ | February 6, 2006
    06 February 2006 20:15 The sinking of an Egyptian ferry in the Red Sea three days ago is continuing to have violent repercussions. This morning relatives of some of the 1,400 people on board set fire to El Salam Maritime's offices in Safaga. Police used tear gas to drive away the people who had congregated outside the offices.
  • Ferry Captain abandoned ship in 1st lifeboat

    02/04/2006 5:57:20 AM PST · by 12B · 90 replies · 2,888+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04.02.2006 | Reuters
    Survivors of the Red Sea ferry disaster said its captain fled the burning ship by lifeboat and abandoned them to their fate, as hopes faded on Saturday of finding some 800 missing. Some passengers plucked alive from the sea or from boats after the ferry caught fire and sank early on Friday said crew had told them not to worry about a fire below deck and even ordered them to take off lifejackets.
  • Most of 1,400 on Doomed Ferry Feared Lost

    02/03/2006 3:48:35 PM PST · by nuconvert · 47 replies · 1,194+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Feb 3, 2006
    Most of 1,400 on Doomed Ferry Feared Lost By MARIAM FAM, Associated Press Writer An aging ferry sank in the choppy waters of the Red Sea on Friday with more than 1,400 people on board, mainly Egyptian workers returning from Saudi Arabia. Most were feared lost but officials said at least 314 made it to safety. A spokesman for President Hosni Mubarak said the ferry did not have enough lifeboats, and questions were raised about the safety of the 35-year-old, refitted ship that was weighed down with 220 cars as well as the passengers. "It's a roll-on, roll-off ferry, and...