Egyptian ministers, foreign ambassadors participate in bike marathon in Sharm El-Sheikh

Tourists enjoy the water on a beach at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Dec. 15, 2018. (Reuters)
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Updated 27 September 2020

Egyptian ministers, foreign ambassadors participate in bike marathon in Sharm El-Sheikh

  • The bike marathon was organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
  • It lasted for nearly an hour, passing through the beaches, tourist attractions, and streets of Sharm El-Sheikh

CAIRO: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Civil Aviation Mohammed Manar, and 30 ambassadors of foreign countries in Egypt participated in a bike marathon organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Sharm El-Sheikh to celebrate World Tourism Day.

The marathon began in front of the ministers’ and ambassadors’ residence and lasted for nearly an hour, passing through the beaches, tourist attractions, and streets of Sharm El-Sheikh.

The ambassadors enjoyed the marathon, with the German ambassador in Cairo suggesting that an international bike competition be held in Sharm El-Sheikh.

The ambassador of Cameroon won first place in the marathon, and Al-Anani promised him that he would be the first to see the new archaeological discovery in the Saqqara antiquities area early next month, when it would be announced.

Al-Anani and Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad accompanied the foreign ambassadors on a private cruise during their visit to Sharm El-Sheikh.

During this trip, the ambassadors were able to take in the nature and sunny atmosphere of the city, also experiencing the rich marine life characteristic to the Red Sea waters in a snorkeling excursion. They also toured a number of nature reserves in the city and visited both the Sharm El-Sheikh Museum and Sharm El-Sheikh International Hospital.

The ministers and ambassadors also inspected the precautionary measures in place at the Sharm El-Sheikh Airport and the safety controls applied in one of the city’s hotels.

Al-Anani’s visit to Sharm El-Sheikh began on Thursday.


Houthi shelling kills 2 children, injures dozen more in Yemen

Updated 01 December 2020

Houthi shelling kills 2 children, injures dozen more in Yemen

  • The militia bombed a residential area in Al-Mofatish
  • The militia continue to threaten civilian lives with their actions

DUBAI: A Houthi missile attack killed two children and injured 12 more people in north Taiz, state news agency Saba New reported.
The militia bombed a residential area in Al-Mofatish with “heavy weapons,” the report added.
On Monday, the Saudi-led Arab coalition said the Houthis fired a ballistic missile from Amran that landed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
The militia continue to threaten civilian lives with their actions, the coalition said.
The Houthi militia has recently intensified the use of explosive and reconnaissance drones, which a UN committee of experts said earlier was assembled from external components and shipped to Yemen.
A report by  UN experts charged with monitoring the arms embargo imposed on Yemen since 2015 said the Houthi militia acquired new weapons in 2019, some of which have characteristics similar to those produced in Iran.