At least 70 Ethiopians drowned when a boat used by smugglers to transport illegal migrants to Yemen sank in the Red Sea in rough weather, security authorities in the western part of the country said on Sunday.
Inspired by the amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes, researchers have created a robot that can climb sand hills better, an advance that may aid search-and-rescue operations.
The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and four other ships in its strike group moved into the Red Sea, US defense officials said, describing the move as "prudent planning" in case the ships are needed for military action against Syria.
Egypt said on Wednesday that "Palestinian
factions" were behind this week`s rocket attacks on Israel and
Jordan, the MENA news agency reported, apparently implying the
rockets were fired from the Sinai peninsula.