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U.S. Navy ships in Red Sea move close to Egypt as precaution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy ships patrolling in the Middle East moved closer to Egypt's Red Sea coast in recent days, the top Marine Corps general said on Thursday, in what appeared to be a precautionary move after the military overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi. Full story

Tour operators steer clear of Cairo but Red Sea still on itinerary

PARIS (Reuters) - At least one French tour operator has postponed trips to Egypt, while German and Swiss firms halted visits to Cairo as protests erupted following the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Full story

Ghostly Seal & Sunlit Shark Make Photo Splash

An ethereal seal emerges from a forest of kelp in the winning photograph from the 2013 Annual Underwater Photography Contest held by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. Full story

Kite surfing takes off on Egypt's Sinai peninsula

   With its steady winds and turquoise waters, Egypt's Ras Sidr on the Red Sea coast is fast becoming a favorite destination of kite surfers. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

Seaport battle looms as Israel plans new competition

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel is betting its economic future on high-tech exports but faces a low-tech bottleneck in state-owned seaports subject to work stoppages and slowdowns because of the enormous strength of their unions. Full story

Egypt seizes ship carrying arms, questions crew: navy

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian navy forces seized a ship carrying heavy weapons as it entered Egyptian territorial waters in the Red Sea late on Wednesday, a military spokesman said on Thursday. Full story

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