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Egypt unveils canal extension with pomp-filled ceremony

...presided Thursday over the unveiling of a major extension of the Suez Canal that he hailed as a historic feat needed to revive the...gather on streets and squares to celebrate the occasion.The new Suez Canal extension involved digging and dredging along 45 miles...
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My Turn: Sailing Arctic Seas in the Oval Office

...potentially lucrative shipping traffic. Shipping time from Asia to northern Europe can be shaved by over 12 days over the standard Suez Canal route by going through the Bering Strait and along Russia's Arctic coast. Access to shipping also tips the balance toward...
IS affiliate claims responsibility for Saudi police bombing

...and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef cut short a visit to Egypt, where he was to attend the inauguration of an extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, to return to Saudi Arabia following the news of the attack.Despite the emergence of now two IS affiliates...
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Car bombing at Italian Consulate in Egypt's capital kills 1

...recordings from the area, noting that one vehicle that disintegrated in the explosion had license plates from the canal city of Suez. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to brief journalists.The blast heavily damaged the distinctive...
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Evening at Egan to explore Egyptian dance

...Sahra will 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

...investment move to 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 be 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

...September, 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 if...
This Day in History

...runoff, with Adolf Hitler coming in second. In 1957, Egypt reopened the Suez Canal to all shipping traffic. (The canal had been closed due to wreckage resulting from the Suez Crisis.) John Osborne's play "The Entertainer," starring Laurence...
Greenpeace warns against rush to develop in newly available Arctic's compared to the usual route, through the Suez Canal.At the Juneau conference Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell said...the United States and Russia, compared to 18,000 using the Suez Canal.? Contact reporter Pat Forgey at 523-2250 or at patrick...


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