Egypt says `new Suez Canal` ready for business

Egypt said on Wednesday that the "new Suez Canal" was ready for navigation for all kinds of ships, as authorities geared up to launch the shipping route officially next month.

Egypt to inaugurate Suez canal expansion August 6
Egypt to inaugurate Suez canal expansion August 6

Egypt will inaugurate on August 6 a "new Suez canal" shipping route aimed at speeding up traffic along the existing waterway, officials said on Saturday.

Two Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai shooting: Security sources

Two Egyptian police recruits were killed on Thursday when unidentified gunmen shot them outside the gate of a security forces camp in the volatile Northern Sinai region, security sources said.

Yemen Huthi advance raises fears over key waterway

As they advance south, Yemen`s Iran-linked Huthi militiamen are moving within striking distance of the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait, a vital corridor through which much of the world`s maritime trade passes.

Sandstorm lashes Middle East, halting Suez traffic

A fierce sandstorm lashed Egypt, Israel and Lebanon on Wednesday, forcing the closure of the Suez Canal and grounding domestic flights in Israel, officials said.

Eight killed in Egypt road accident

Cairo: At least eight people were killed and 31 others injured today after a number of vehicles collided on a desert road near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia in Egypt.

Suez canal manager spying for Israel sentenced to 10 years

An Egyptian court has sentenced the manager of a shipping services for 10 years of rigorous imprisonment who was spying for Israel about naval movements through the strategic Suez Canal waterway, state media reported on Sunday.

Egypt sentences 26 to death over Suez plot: Judicial sources

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 26 militants to death for founding a "terror group" that aimed to target ships in the Suez canal, judicial sources said.

Three Egypt policemen killed in Suez Canal area

Three Egyptian policemen were killed on Wednesday by unidentified gunmen in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, northeast of Cairo.

Gunmen kill 3 Egypt policemen, seize their weapons

Gunmen shot dead three policemen near the Suez canal city of Ismailia and seized their weapons, bringing to five the number of policemen killed in 24 hours in Egypt.

Somali piracy to return if no solution on land: Report

Navy patrols and armed guards on ships have helped quash once rampant Somali piracy, but without political solutions onshore attacks will likely return, the World Bank warned on Thursday.

Egypt risks ‘collapse of state’, warns Army chief

Army chief’s comments were a part of address to the cadets at military academy.

Protests continue in Egypt, police stations attacked

Protesters in Egypt violated an overnight curfew in towns along the Suez Canal, vandalising police stations and defying the emergency rule.

Iranian Navy ships return from Syria through Suez

Two Iranian naval ships returned from Syria through the Suez Canal Tuesday, a Suez Canal source said.

Iranian naval ships enter Mediterranean via Suez

The Suez Canal cuts through Egypt and allows shipping to pass from the Middle East to Europe and vice versa.

Two US warships cross Egypt`s Suez Canal

The two US vessels entered the Suez Canal on Saturday from the Red Sea.

Iranian warships enter Suez Canal

Two Iranian naval vessels have entered the strategic waterway en route for the Mediterranean Sea.

Iran asks for warships to pass Suez Canal: Egypt

Israel has expressed concerns over Iran plans, calling them a "provocation”.

Iran warships cancel request to transit Suez Canal

Israeli foreign minister called Iran`s plan to send warships a "provocation”.

`Hezbollah cell` to be tried by Egypt security court

Twenty-six men accused of plotting attacks on behalf of Lebanon`s Hezbollah group on tourist resorts and on ships in the Suez Canal will go on trial in an Egyptian security court on Sunday.