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American arrested over alleged antiquities smuggling in Israelupdated: Wed May 18 2011 09:21:00

Israeli authorities arrested a retired American university lecturer this week on suspicion of selling ancient artifacts illegally to U.S. tourists, they said Wednesday.

People.com: How Lindsay Lohan Spent Her Bad News Fridayupdated: Sun Sep 19 2010 13:48:00

As word spread that she failed a drug test, the actress attended a Beverly Hills gathering to mark Yom Kippur

U.S. Embassy in Jordan warns against travel to Aqabaupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 11:41:00

The U.S. Embassy in Jordan warned Wednesday that "credible information" has been received about a possible imminent threat in the region of the Gulf of Aqaba, the branch of the Red Sea that lies between Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

U.S. alters travel warning after complaint by Israeli governmentupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 07:55:00

The State Department has revised a travel warning for Israel after the Israeli government protested on the grounds it unfairly singled out an Israeli resort area.

Analysis: Deadly clash highlights border tensionsupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 13:56:00

It was a timely reminder that four years of relative calm on the Israeli-Lebanese border cannot be taken for granted.

One killed after rockets hit Israel and Jordanupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 07:16:00

One person was killed and five others injured when a rocket landed in front of a hotel Monday in the city of Aqaba, Jordan, the official Jordanian news agency, Petra, reported.

Israel: 24 dead as bus plunges down ravineupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 17:50:00

At least 24 Russian tourists have been killed in one of Israel's deadliest traffic accidents when their bus plunged down a ravine, throwing nearly all of the passengers out of the vehicle.

Tourist bus plunges down ravineupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 17:50:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on a horrific bus accident near a resort town in Israel.

Attackers slipped into Israel via Egypt, militant saysupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 12:36:00

Two Palestinians left Gaza across the recently breached border with Egypt and then entered Israel to carry out a suicide bombing Monday, a militant spokesman said.

Death sentences for U.S. warship attackupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 07:21:00

A Jordanian court Thursday sentenced three Syrians and an Iraqi to death for last year's attack on U.S. warships in the port of Aqaba that killed a Jordanian soldier, according to a government statement.

Blitzer: Terror fears in Jerusalem updated: Tue Jul 25 2006 11:14:00

Israel is a different place than it was six months ago.

Several arrests after Egyptian resort blastsupdated: Tue Apr 25 2006 06:13:00

Egyptian officials say several people have been arrested following three deadly explosions at a Red Sea resort town, while a terrorism expert has predicted there will be more attacks in the region.

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for rocket attackupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 07:23:00

Al Qaeda in Iraq has issued a claim of responsibility for a rocket attack in Jordan just hours after Jordanian authorities said they had arrested the "prime suspect" in the attack on two U.S. warships that left a Jordanian soldier dead.

Jordan: Rocket attack suspect arrestedupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 22:35:00

Jordan has arrested a Syrian man it calls the "prime suspect" in the rocket attack intended for two U.S. warships that killed a Jordanian soldier, but three other suspects escaped into Iraq, authorities in Amman said Monday.

Jordanian arrests tied to rocket attacksupdated: Sat Aug 20 2005 08:26:00

Jordanian authorities have arrested several people they think might lead to the attackers who fired rockets at U.S. warships at the port of Aqaba, a Jordanian official said Saturday.

Al Qaeda claim for Red Sea attacksupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 04:24:00

An al Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for rocket attacks Friday that targeted but missed two U.S. military ships in the Jordanian Red Sea port of Aqaba.

Survivors: Scene like battle zoneupdated: Fri Oct 08 2004 07:09:00

Carpets and insulation hung from the gaping facade of the luxury Hilton Hotel at Taba, Egypt, where an explosion sheared outer rooms of a 10-story wing of the hotel.

About 40 killed as bombs rock Israeli vacation spotsupdated: Thu Oct 07 2004 17:18:00

Three bomb blasts late Thursday rocked Egyptian resorts where Israelis were vacationing during Jewish holidays, killing about 40 people and wounding more than 100.

Voice claims Jordan terror plotupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 00:53:00

A voice claiming to be terrorist leader Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi says his group was planning to bomb the Jordanian intelligence headquarters in Amman for what he said was the kingdom's collaboration with the United States and Israel.

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