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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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Dormant issues thaw along with a melting Arctic

...Europeans 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

...carnage to 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

...Route, 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

...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...


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