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2020 ideas for solo female travelers

No mere trend: Solo female travel is here to stay. Women around the world are getting out of their comfort zones to discover the challenges and rewards of planning and executing a trip all on their own. Solo travel encourages confidence, allows you the freedom to do exactly what you want on a trip without having to compromise, grants total immersion in a different environment and culture, and gives you the chance to connect with locals and other travelers. Whether you’re looking to make new f...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Africa, US, Earth, Unesco, Canada, Santiago, Chile, Hawaii, Morocco, Mexico City, Middle East


From khat to coffee: revitalising an age-old Yemeni crop

In Haraz, farmers and exporters are bringing new life to a globally acclaimed and desired productHaraz, a collection of medieval villages in Yemen’s highlands, feels very far away from the devastation of the country’s civil war. Banks of cloud tumble down green farming terraces and caress the gingerbread-like houses clinging to the mountainside, and the unique environmental conditions create some of the best coffee in the world.Yemen has exported coffee since the 1400s: the Red Sea port of Mokha...
Tags: Coffee, Food, London, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Farming, Ethiopia, Yemen, Red Sea, Constantinople, Haraz, Istanbul Baghdad


A La Carte (February 5)

As is usually the case, there are a few Kindle deals for you to browse through today. Guarding Our Eyes Al Martin writes about guarding our eyes. “In our visually soaked generation, addiction to sexual uncleanness and unrestrained covetousness are common sins. We will not make progress in growing in grace if we do not rear back and roar a thundering No to the many voices that call us to compromise our consciences.” On the Use of Personal Pronouns or Should I Use My Trans Nei...
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Graeme McDowell holds off Dustin Johnson to win Saudi event

Graeme McDowell shot a steady level-par 70 to win the Saudi International by two strokes on Sunday for his first European Tour title since 2014. McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open winner at windy Pebble Beach, protected his lead on a breezy afternoon by the Red Sea to card a 12-under 268 total, holding off late pressure by defending champion Dustin Johnson. Johnson made an eagle on the par-5 18th by chipping in over a bunker to card a 3-under 67.
Tags: News, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Dustin Johnson, Pebble Beach, Red Sea, Dustin Johnson Johnson


Hell Will Not Unsettle Heaven: The Horror of Judgment and Promise of Joy

How many of us, if we’re honest, can barely stomach the thought of divine judgment? We may genuinely believe the Bible, and acknowledge the reality (and rightness) of God’s wrath and an eternal hell, while mostly trying to avoid the subject. In a way, we tolerate God’s judgment, but our instinct is to turn away. At bottom, we may be a touch embarrassed by it. We celebrate Jesus’s self-sacrifice at the cross, but talk as little as possible about hell, even when sharing the gospel. The ...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Egypt, Jesus, Christ, Moses, Joy, Babylon, PAUL, Red Sea, Joshua, Tim Keller, Zechariah, Isaiah, Jerusalem Matthew, Haters of the God


Best beaches in Egypt besides Sharm

The preferred destination of partygoers and spa enthusiasts, Sharm el-Sheikh near the tip of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is a beachy paradise filled with high-end resorts, bars, and restaurants. It certainly has its charms. However, if your goal is to appreciate the natural beauty of Egypt’s coasts in places that range from slightly to far off the beaten sand path, there are some very worthy alternatives, all of which are accessible from major cities by car. Swim season never ends in Egypt, than...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, South Pacific, Cleopatra, Mediterranean, Ramadan, Alexandria, Beaches, Sharm, Cairo, All, Hurghada, Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula, Marc Anthony, Mediterranean Sea


Coral genes go with the flow further than expected

Simulations reveal unexpected connections in the Red Sea basin that could help marine conservation.
Tags: Science, Red Sea


Yemen's Houthis say they fired at Aramco, other #Saudi targets - Reuters

Yemen's Houthis say they fired at Aramco, other Saudi targets - Reuters:Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had fired rocket and drone strikes at Saudi targets including Aramco oil facilities, the group’s first claim of such attacks since it offered to halt them four months ago.Few details were given of the precise nature and timing of the attacks, and there was no immediate confirmation from the Saudi authorities of any strikes.In comments reported by Houthi-run Al Masirah...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, Houthi, Jizan, Reuters, Aramco, Red Sea, Abha, Houthis, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khamis Mushait, Al Masirah TV Houthi, Yahya Saria


Yemen's Houthis say they targeted Saudi Aramco facilities in Jizan

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had carried out operations targeting facilities belonging to Saudi Aramco in Jizan on the Red Sea, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities of any attack.
Tags: Money, Iran, businessNews, Yemen, Jizan, Saudi Aramco, Red Sea


Moses Coloring Page

Teach about Moses with this coloring page. “Moses” is the first illustration in our new Bible Heroes Coloring Book. This line art illustration shows the story of Moses for kids. It features the name “Moses” in block letters. Download the PDF coloring page below or click on the large image to directly print the JPEG image. Click the picture above to see this coloring page in JPEG format and print it directly. About this Coloring Page This is the first coloring sheet in ...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Exodus, Moses, Mount Sinai, Bush, Sunday School, Coloring Pages, Red Sea, Jehovah, Life of Moses, Bible Lesson


East Africa locust swarm

East Africa is currently experiencing its worst locust infestation in 25 years, threatening food security and livelihoods across an already vulnerable region, including Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. South Sudan and Uganda are at risk but are currently not affected by the infestation. The insects that come in swarms of millions are devastating crops and pastureland throughout the Horn of Africa. According to Jens Laerke, the spokesperson for the United Nations humanitarian office in Geneva, “A...
Tags: Travel, Uganda, United Nations, Un, Geneva, Yemen, Locust, All, East Africa, Red Sea, Kenya Somalia, Jens Laerke, Ethiopia South Sudan, Locusts, East Africa Infestation, East African Crops


Best places to scuba dive this year

If you’re an avid scuba diver, you may be looking ahead to this new year and planning your next big adventure. But 2020 is a new decade, and you may feel like the significance of that fact calls for a different type of underwater experience. Maybe it’s diving that puts environmental concerns upfront. Perhaps you want to explore unexpected dive sites, or maybe you just want to put your skills to the test in really challenging types of dives. To help you decide, here are the best new trends and...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Mexico, US, Egypt, Sudan, Iceland, Maldives, Fiji, Belize, Scuba Diving, All, Scuba, Antarctic, Red Sea, Silfra


Saint Anthony the Abbot

Anthony was born in Upper Egypt to wealthy Christian parents in the year 251. Around the year 269, his parents died and left him and his sister a sizable inheritance, including three hundred acres of land. One day when he was attending Mass he heard the Scripture reading from Matthew 19:21: “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” Anthony wasted no time giving away his property and inhe...
Tags: Religion, St James, Anthony, Matthew, Alexandria, Red Sea, St Anthony, Upper Egypt, Koman, Today's Saint, St Athanasius, Johnnette Benkovic, Saint Athanasius, Anthony the Abbot, Mount Pispir, Maximin Anthony


Cut Undersea Cable Plunges Yemen Into Days-Long Internet Outage

Last week, the internet went dark for Yemen and its 28 million citizens. It's still not fully back today. In fact, the entire Red Sea region has dealt with slow to nonexistent connectivity since the severing of a single submarine cable on Thursday. Wired reports: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Ethiopia all felt major effects from last week's cut of the so-called Falcon cable, which even impacted countries as far away as Comoros and Tanzania. Most of them weren't totally knocked offline, though...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Tech, Iran, Oman, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Yemen, Kashmir, Kuwait, Falcon, Comoros, Red Sea, Aden, Kuwait Saudi Arabia Sudan


Search for missing sailor Colin Finnie after wreck found in Egypt

Scottish businessman Colin Finnie reported he was "low on fuel" in the Red Sea before he went missing.
Tags: News, Egypt, Red Sea, Colin Finnie


Deadly attack by US on Iranian general rattles energy market

Crude prices on Friday had the largest one-day spike since a September attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia after the U.S. killed Iran’s top general in a drone strike. If sustained, the rise in oil prices could push the cost of gasoline, heating fuel and electricity higher, potentially dragging on the global economy at a time when it is already slowing. The international benchmark for crude oil at one point jumped almost 4% per barrel in London. U.S. crude prices...
Tags: Energy, Business, London, News, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Iraq, Israel, US, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Middle East, Local News, Yemen


Underrated attractions in Egypt

Determined calèche drivers , peering out of carriages that have clearly seen better days, call out offering rides for less than a dollar. Cracked sidewalks require attention. Trash, bobbing up to the shores of the river, lines the streets and alleys and often attracts stray cats in search of a meal. The scenery is a somber reminder that Egypt — long a destination for visitors to see historical sites including the Great Pyramid, the Great Sphinx, and the Giza Necropolis — has had a rough decade...
Tags: Travel, France, Africa, United States, Egypt, West Bank, Kings, Sisi, Luxor, Cairo, All, Giza, Babylon, Valley, Red Sea, East Bank


Japan Goes Ahead With a Divisive Plan to Send Its Naval Troops to the Middle East

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday approved a contentious plan to send its naval troops to the Middle East to ensure the safety of Japanese ships transporting oil to the energy-poor country that heavily depends on imports from the region. The Cabinet’s decision reflects tensions that have escalated between Iran and the U.S. since President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal. Despite being a U.S. ally, Japan’s troop dispatch is not part of a U.S.-led coalition protecting Middle Ea...
Tags: Japan, News, Uncategorized, Iran, Shinzo Abe, Middle East, Hassan Rouhani, Tokyo, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Strait Of Hormuz, Bab el Mandeb Strait, Red Sea, Abe, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman


Does This Archaeological Discovery Prove the Legend of How Christianity Came to Africa?

Around 330 A.D., nearly 20 years after the Emperor Constantine made Christianity legal in the Roman empire, two young Syrian men appeared at the court of Emperor Ella Amida in Aksum, the capital of an ancient kingdom based in modern-day Ethiopia. The young men had survived a shipwreck and impressed the emperor with their piety and wisdom and, as a result, the emperor’s widow would later ask the young men to serve as advisers as she ruled in the place of her young son Ezana. The Syrians eventuall...
Tags: News, Africa, Rome, Noah, Judaism, Christianity, Ethiopia, Jesus, Mediterranean, Peter, Philip, Red Sea, Roman, Rufus, Saharan Africa, Smithsonian Magazine


South Korea says seized vessels released by Yemen’s rebels

CAIRO (AP) — South Korea’s Foreign Ministry says Iran-backed rebels fighting in Yemen have released three foreign vessels they seized earlier this week south of the Red Sea, freeing 16 crew members. The ministry statement Wednesday said the vessels — two belonging to South Korea and one to Saudi Arabia — had been captured by […]
Tags: South Korea, News, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Ap, Nation, Yemen, Cairo, Red Sea, Foreign Ministry


Aid group reopens hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

CAIRO (AP) — An international medical relief agency says it has reopened a hospital it runs in western Yemen two weeks after an attack damaged the facility. Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, announced resuming work at its hospital in the Red Sea city of Mocha on Tuesday. The Houthi rebels launched a drone and missile […]
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Yemen's Houthi rebels seize Saudi ship in Red Sea

A Saudi Arabian tugboat was seized by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Sunday, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency SPA.
Tags: News, Middle East, Yemen, Red Sea, Saudi Press Agency


Rebels seize Saudi Arabian ship in Red Sea

A Saudi Arabian tugboat was seized by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Sunday, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency SPA.
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Yemen's Houthi rebels seize Saudi Arabian ship in Red Sea

A Saudi Arabian tugboat was seized by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Sunday, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency SPA.
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Moses, Great Religious Figures, the Wilderness, and Your Career

--> On a Christmas vacation over ten years ago, I went home to Detroit from Los Angeles, where I was practicing law at the time. I was taking a 10-day vacation. Over the course of those ten days, I found myself having trouble getting to sleep every night. When I did get to sleep, I would wake up in the middle of the night and have a difficult time getting back to sleep. All I could think about was how much I disliked my job and the work I was doing. I could not get it off my mind and I felt ...
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Review: The Great Green Wall

— by BEV QUESTAD — Inna Modja, a wildly popular Malian-French singer, takes a stunning journey across Africa, from Senegal on the Pacific to Djibouti on the Red Sea. As she travels, she and her band create music and collaborate with other singers and instrumentalists along the way. Her inspiration is The Great Green Wall. […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Africa, Senegal, Pacific, Djibouti, Red Sea, Inna Modja, Jared P. Scott, BEV QUESTAD Inna Modja


Whale shark hot spot offers new conservation insights

(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) An international team of researchers, led by marine scientists at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and including researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the USA, has performed an extensive study of whale shark movement and residency in the Red Sea, offering insights for conservation.
Tags: Usa, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI


Days in the Red Sea

The Southern part of the Red Sea passes alongside Eritrea Somalia and Yemen. This is a well known pirate area and therefore we have all had our training in case of such a disaster as being boarded by pirates. However as soon as we had reached internationa
Tags: Travel, Yemen, Red Sea, Eritrea Somalia


Petra Jordan's Treasure

To arrive in Jordan we have sailed through the Suez Canal which is just a cut through from the Med to the Red Sea with no locks and is rather like sailing along a narrow Nile. One of the main reasons for this Middle East trip was to visit Petra and we we
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Jordan, Petra, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Petra Jordan


#SaudiArabia's Red Sea project seeks loan in excess of 10 billion riyals: CEO - Reuters

Saudi Arabia's Red Sea project seeks loan in excess of 10 billion riyals: CEO - Reuters:Red Sea Development Co, which is backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund PIF, is seeking a loan of more than 10 billion riyals ($2.67 billion) from four to five local banks to finance tourism projects, its chief executive John Pagano said. Saudi Arabia plans to develop resorts on 50 islands off the Red Sea coast, offering a nature reserve, coral reef diving and heritage sites.In an interview with Reuters on T...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Reuters, Red Sea, Pagano, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, John Pagano, Red Sea Development Co