Red Sea

Blue whale found on California coast died from ship strike, scientists say

A 62-foot blue whale carcass that washed ashore north of San Francisco on Monday died from a ship strike, the Marine Mammal Center said Tuesday.<p>The juvenile female blue whale died of “blunt force trauma consistent with vessel collision,” the nonprofit organization said in a statement.<p>“Blue whales …

Animals

Red Sea governorate washes streets with greywater for the first time

The Red Sea governorate has begun an unprecedented experiment in Egypt of using greywater to clean streets and irrigate gardens in Hurghada, in order …

Wastewater

Yemen war: Pro-government forces 'storm Hudaydah airport'

<b>Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, are reported to have stormed the airport serving the rebel-held Red Sea city of Hudaydah.</b><p>The UAE's state news agency, Wam, said troops had gained control of large parts of the facility and that dozens of Houthi rebels were dead or …

Middle East

Winners and Losers from Russia 3-1 Egypt

<b>Russia are almost certainly going through to the knockout stages as they comfortably dispatched with Egypt in their second game in group A.</b><p>Russia got …

Soccer

Eritrea to send delegation to Ethiopia for talks - diplomat

Move by Asmara comes after Addis Ababa said it will comply with peace deal and withdraw from contested border regions.<p>Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is dispatching a delegation to Addis Ababa for "constructive engagement" with Ethiopia after peace overtures from its new Prime Minister Abiy …

Africa

What Awaits Yemen After Hodeida?

<i>In the second part of a Cipher Brief two-part series on the significant implications of the battle for Hodeida, Cipher Brief Expert Norm Roule, who</i> …

Middle East

OPINION: How tourism can become the catalyst for a wonderful world

JOHANNESBURG - The theme of the 61st UN conference held in Abuja was “Tourism Statistics, a Catalyst for Development”. Statisticians can now explore …

South Sudan

Strategic Disruption: How Trump Can Derail China and Prevail in Afghanistan

9:19 PM 06/19/2018<p>In its quest for global domination, China is making effective use of the four instruments of national power: diplomatic, …

Conservative View

Immigration crackdown may pivot to Ag

<i>With Liz Crampton, Sabrina Rodriguez and Maya Parthasarathy.</i><p><b>IMMIGRATION CRACKDOWN MAY PIVOT TO AG:</b> Even with a growing backlash over the Trump administration’s move to separate migrant children from their parents at the border, top aides to President Donald Trump are planning additional …

Agriculture

PHOTO: Sun Sets Over Salt Flats in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia

I eased into the low canvas deck chair my driver had set up next to our jeep. Waving off the glass of wine he proffered, I focused on the enormous …

Red Sea

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

Royal Nature is an interesting Israeli company we’ve been tracking for a few years and always enjoy our conversations when our paths cross at events. …

Reef Aquariums

Wizz Air announces direct flights from Luton to Eilat, Israel from October

Israel's tourism minister is "delighted" an airline has announced a new direct connection between Luton and Eilat from October.<p>Wizz Air announced the …

Air Travel

Honoring those who fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn

Navy Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Yeshabel Villot-Carrasco<p>Died June 19, 2014 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom<p>23, of Parma, Ohio; died as a result …

Military

Diving the Vandenberg Wreck

When asked to name the world’s best dive locations, many divers respond by naming exotic places in the Caribbean, the South Pacific or the Red Sea, …

Scuba Diving

Kim Kardashian Advocates For More Nonviolent Drug Offenders

When Kim Kardashian West appeared beside Donald Trump in the White House recently, visions of a dystopian future likely ran through the minds of …

Cannabis

Saudi-Backed Forces Take Hodeidah's Airport

The Saudi-backed government of Yemen has captured the airport south of the Red Sea port of Hodeidah. The assault on the facility is a preliminary …

Middle East

The Maxim Guide to Israel, the Mediterranean's Ultimate Travel Destination

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Presented by Visit Israel</i><p>Israel is a land of countless dichotomies: ancient and modern, religious and secular, natural and man-made.<p>As one of …

Israel

World Cup: 5 talking points as rampant Russia silence Salah and company

1. From worst to first? They weren't supposed to be this good. The lowest-ranked side in this year’s competition, not many gave Russia a chance of …

Soccer

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:<p>1. SEARCH ON FOR MIGRANT-KIDS FIX<p>Trump and …

Business

Battle Intensifies for Yemeni Port as Dock Workers Still Unload Aid

AL HUDAYDAH, Yemen — The battle for Al Hudaydah, the Yemeni port city and lifeline to a nation threatened with famine, intensified on Tuesday as warplanes from a Saudi-led, Western-backed Arab coalition pounded targets citywide in an effort to drive out Iran-allied Houthi rebels.<p>Fighters exchanged …

Middle East

In China, US films struggle against homegrown movies

The opening of “Avengers: Infinity War” in China in May went about as well as Hollywood could have hoped. The Marvel and Disney blockbuster raked in …

China

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there's a clear win - Warrior Maven

Photo By: Lance Cpl. Zachery Laning<p>President Donald Trump has emphasized military might during his first year in office, but the US is not the only …

Military

Wanderers

Seriously, stop whatever you’re doing and WATCH THIS VIDEO. And yes, you very much want to make it full screen:<p>Holy. WOW.<p>This is one of the most …

Astronomy

Port of Djibouti as a Future African Trading Gateway

At the present time, a group of African governments assisted by China are planning future trans-African transportation corridors. Should some of …

Africa

Saudi Crude Oil Exports Jump in Tracker Data Before OPEC Meeting

Saudi Arabia’s crude exports jumped in the first half of June, before the world’s largest oil exporter meets with other producer states to thrash out …

Oil

The U.N. is trying to stop all-out war in key Yemen port city

The U.N. is ready to step in and take administrative control of the vital Yemeni port of Hodeidah on the Red Sea, in a last-ditch effort to avoid an all-out bloody conflict in the city.<p>Hodeidah, under the control of Houthi rebels, has been under siege for six days, hindering the distribution of …

Middle East

The Future of Hodeida - Once a Hotbed of Global Espionage - Hangs in the Balance

Hodeida’s value as an important Red Sea port was well-known in the nineteenth century and drew Western companies. Sometimes to the annoyance of the …

East Africa

Wild Japan: A Photographer's Guide

While Japan is slightly smaller than California, it extends from latitudes 24 degrees to 46 degrees North, across nine forest ecoregions, making it …

Japan

Postcards from Russia: What U.S. sport could learn from international football

<i>Editor's note: This is the latest of Sam Borden's Postcards from Russia, in which he shares his observations, fears, joys and travel stories from the</i> …

International Football

How a positive outlook can transform cancer care

A funny thing happened on the way to chemo! Cancer treatment is no joke — but this patient’s inspirational (and very funny) account reveals a …

Health (UK)