The ministry said that protesters aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood opened fire at and shot fireworks towards a tour bus and the hotel. The BBC's Sally Nabil in Cairo says Hurghada remains on high alert with all roads in and out closed off.
None of the 31 is now suspected of committing sexual assaults of the kind that have prompted outrage in Germany over the past week. "It's really sad what happened", said one woman , who only gave her last name, Ozap. Wolfgang Albers, Cologne's chief of police, was ousted today after allegations that his force was not adequately prepared for the attack and sought to downplay and cover up details about it in the immediate aftermath.
North Korea was internationally condemned after it conducted a suspected nuclear test that it claimed was a hydrogen bomb - a claim that if true would mean a significant advancement of its nuclear abilities. The rapturous response in North Korea was in stark contrast to worldwide condemnation of the provocative move. North Korea has started loudspeaker broadcasts against the South on their shared border, the South's Yonhap News Agency said on Friday (Jan 8), an apparent countermeasure ...
Apart from one minor injury to a police officer the attack appeared entirely in vain, and it was only confirmed that the incident was being treated as "terrorism" after a search of the body. He is suspected of being an Islamic State executioner and of having led a group of French-speaking jihadis in Raqqa, Syria. Updated to add an image of the anniversary cover of Charlie Hebdo.
The total number of women in Cologne , Hamburg and Stuttgart who have filed complaints with police alleging they were groped, molested or robbed by mobs of up to 1,000 men when street-party celebrations turned into wanton violence climbed toward 300.
Despite their old friendship, China opposes the North's nuclear programme and has supported sweeping United Nations sanctions on North Korea for its weapons development. On January 6, North Korea successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device, according to the state broadcaster, KCTV. Even as tensions threatened to spill over, operations continued at the Kaesong Industrial Complex just north of the border where 124 firms from the South operate.