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Dormant issues thaw along with a melting Arctic

...see new shipping routes to China that in the summer are 40 percent faster than traveling through the Indian Ocean, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea. The Northwest Passage between Greenland and Canada also could significantly speed cargo traveling...
Egypt: Strong explosion rocks police station

...a new area and bringing it closer to Cairo. Previous violence that killed scores of people happened in Sinai, or in Suez Canal-area cities such as Islamilia.Security forces cordoned off the whole area, closed major entrances and exits to the...
Nations jockey for Arctic position

...where traffic jumped to 71 vessels this year from four in 2010, someday could be a transpolar route that could rival the Suez Canal.In the U.S., the Obama administration is consulting with governmental, business, industry and environmental officials...
Evening at Egan to explore Egyptian dance

...present an overview on the numerous and varied folkloric dance styles of Egypt, including Nubia, Ghawazee, Delta, Suez Canal, Bedouin, Siwa and Saidi. Members of the Daughters of the New Moon local Middle Eastern dance troupe will wear folkloric...
Time is now to unleash Alaska's economy Russia, Brazil, and elsewhere. America needs Alaska's oil. Egypt's current instability and the risk to the Suez Canal once again illustrate just how critical it is that we provide oil to our country as we work toward energy independence...
Warming heats up race for riches in Arctic

...snatched from the deep, and the prospect of timesaving sea lanes that could transform the shipping industry the way the Suez Canal did in the 19th century. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic has as much as 25 percent of the world's...
Treadwell calls for US icebreakers

...he said, when Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he wanted the Arctic sea route to be as important as the Suez Canal.At least 18 vessels made trans-Arctic voyages last year, Treadwell said, and the United States is not prepared...
Ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty

...ships had used he route, with more expected through November. While the Europe-Asia ship traffic running through the Suez Canal and the Straits of Malacca is likely to be dented only marginally in the years ahead, the numbers of ships plying the...
This Day in History

...abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. In 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. The Italian liner Andrea Doria sank off New England, some 11 hours after colliding with the Swedish liner Stockholm...
This Day in History

...1956, Britain and France started landing forces in Egypt during fighting between Egyptian and Israeli forces around the Suez Canal. (A cease-fire was declared two days later.) In 1996, Russian President Boris Yeltsin underwent successful heart...


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