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Siwah

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Siwa

(both: sē`wä), oasis, c.35 sq mi (90 sq km), NW Egypt, in the Libyan (Western) Desert. Dates and tea are grown in the oasis, parts of which are c.200 ft (60 m) below sea level. Embroidery is also economically important. Siwah was the seat of the temple and oracle of Zeus Amon (Zeus represented with the horns of Amon). Alexander the Great visited the oracle.
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The incident occurred during the pursuit of "terrorist elements" south east of Siwa Oasis in western Egypt.
The Egyptian government received a number of developmental projects that the UAE started establishing in Egypt, including a solar energy station in the Siwa oasis, near the Libyan border.
An armed forces officer was injured on Sunday in an exchange of fire with militants in Al-Wahat district, near the Siwa Oasis and the Libyan border.
If you want to flee the mudane rituals of your daily life, enjoy nature and beauty and discover the heritage of ancient Egypt, Siwa Oasis should be your next destination.
Ahmed Amr Elsoud, who is known to his teammates and on his team shirt as 'Siwa', started playing Frisbee for the first time when he learned about the game during the Ultimate Sacrifice tournament took place in the eco-lodge that he ran with his family in Siwa Oasis.
29% compared to 2011, and that Italians had always been among the first to help popularise many of Egypt's prime tourist destinations, such as Sharm El-Sheikh and Marsa Alam, in addition to the Siwa Oasis and other locations located within Egypt's western desert.
He was in the tranquil Siwa oasis before the uprising erupted, but made it back for January 25 as friends and Twitter were abuzz with the planned mass protests.
SIWA: Raham Osman wants inquiring minds to know that, despite being surrounded on all sides by desert, including the Great Sea of Sand, Siwa Oasis doesn't have a water shortage.
The farmers in Siwa oasis have traditionally not used any chemical fertilizers and we offer them incentives to continue farming using organic methods," said Heba Abdella, Siwa Initiative project director with the Environment Quality Initiative.
CAIRO: Hisham Nessim, a renowned adventurer, has set a new world record, driving solo across an inhospitable stretch of the Western Desert, called the Great Sand Sea, then up North towards the Siwa oasis in a record five hours and 33 minutes.