SUEZ CANAL

  • Egypt's Morsi wants India to join Suez Canal corridor project March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Egypt on Tuesday pushed for India to join its ambitious Suez Canal corridor project as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met in New Delhi for talks to forge closer cooperation in economic and other fields. Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president who came to...
  • Egypt's leader declares emergency after clashes kill 49 January 28, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi declared a monthlong state of emergency on Sunday in three cities along the Suez Canal which have been the focus of antigovernment violence that has killed dozens of people over the past four days. Seven people were shot dead and hundreds were injured in Port...
  • Iranian warships enter Mediterranean Sea February 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Two Iranian warships crossed the Suez Canal on Sunday and entered the Mediterranean Sea, in a possible display of military might, sparking Israel's fury. The destination of the vessels remains unclear. US forces currently patrolling waters near Iran say they are well prepared and armed with lethal weapons "that...
  • Israel approves rail link of 'interest' to India February 6, 2012

    Jerusalem: Israel on Sunday approved the construction of the first rail link between its Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts, offering a new AsiaEurope trade route to compete with the Suez Canal, a project in which India is also said to have evinced interest. The so called proposal for RedMed train...
  • Piracy threat, shipping companies bypass Suez Canal November 26, 2008

    Islamia: A treasure chest for a modern day pirate, ships and tankers ready for the catch. The Suez Canal has been the route of choice for tens of thousands of vessels every year floating through the waters and past the sands of Egypt. Ships have used the canal as the...