CAIRO — Three tourists, a Swedish and two Austrians nationals, suffered minor injuries in an attack by unidentified gunmen targeting a hotel in Egypt’s Red Sea city of Hurghada on Friday, MENA quoted Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou as saying.
An earlier report by state-run news agency Ahram-online said three gunmen stormed the Bella Vista Hotel used by foreign tourists in Hurghada, injuring at least two foreign travelers. (Egypt-Attack)
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MEXICO CITY — After an early morning raid in northwestern Mexico’s Sinaloa State’s town of Los Mochis by Mexican police and marines on Friday, Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was recaptured, six months after his second prison break.
The news was broken by President Enrique Pena Nieto, who took to Twitter, saying “Mission accomplished. We got him. I want to inform all Mexicans that Joaquin Guzman Loera has been arrested.” (Mexico-Arrest-Chapo Guzman)
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UNITED NATIONS — The members of the UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned Thursday’s terrorist attack on a security training center in Zliten, Libya, resulting in dozens of deaths and injuries, said a press statement of the council.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of the heinous act and wished a swift recovery to those injured, it said. (UN-Libya-Attack)
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ATHENS — Global online activism network Avaaz had received more than 218,000 signatures as of Friday for its petition launched mid-November on social media calling for the Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to the people of the Greek Islands for their role in the refugee crisis over the past year.
“We request that the Nobel Peace Prize be awarded to the people of Lesvos and the volunteers in the islands of the Aegean Sea who embraced the refugees and sent a message of humanity and solidarity that moved the entire planet,” read the short letter posted on Avaaz website. (Greece-Petition-Nobel Peace Prize) Enditem