Sinai Peninsula


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Sinai Peninsula

A peninsula linking southwest Asia with northeast Africa at the northern end of the Red Sea between the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba. Long held by Egypt, the Sinai was occupied by Israel in 1956 and from 1967 to 1982, when it was returned to Egypt under the terms of the Camp David Accords (1978) and an Egyptian-Israeli treaty (1979).
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Noun1.Sinai Peninsula - a peninsula in northeastern EgyptSinai Peninsula - a peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Sinai Desert, Sinai - a desert on the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt
Mount Sinai, Sinai - a mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments
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Summary: Hezbollah Wednesday condemned the deadly bombings in Tunis and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula which together killed at least 20 people a day earlier, blaming foreign countries for fueling terrorism in the region.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chairman of Dubai Police Force Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan said Israel's spy agency, Mossad, has most likely been behind the downing of the Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in October.
The decision comes following the October 31 st incident that saw a Russian aircraft crash in the Sinai Peninsula killing all 224 people on board.
Last week, a Russian airliner crashed in the Sinai Peninsula, sparking worldwide controversy over the cause of the crash, which left no survivors.
On October 31st, a Russian plane with 224 people on board crashed in a mountainous part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
French airliner Air France is planning to reroute its flights in order to avoid flying over Sinai Peninsula waiting complete of investigation over causes of Russian plane crash over volatile area killing all 224 on board.
AFP reports that Emirates, Lufthansa, and Air France announced that they are rerouting around the Sinai peninsula as the investigation into Saturday's fatal crash continues.
KAHyRE (CyHAN)- Rescue teams have found at least 100 bodies in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula where a Russian airliner carrying 224 people crashed on Saturday, a security source told Xinhua.
President Nicos Anastasiades on Saturday expressed his condolences over the crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula
President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sissi has ordered the extension of the current state of emergency in the Sinai Peninsula for a further three months, a presidential statement said on Saturday.
Al-Arish, Egypt, Jumada I 18, 1436, Mar 9, 2015, SPA -- Three Egyptian soldiers died Monday when their armoured car hit a landmine placed on a key highway in the Sinai Peninsula, dpa quoted a security official as saying.
Alexandria/Ismailia: Suspected militants set off five bombs in Egypt's second city Alexandria on Tuesday and air raids afterwards in the Sinai Peninsula killed 15 suspected extremists, official sources said.