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Egypt discreetly marks Suez Canal's 150th anniversary

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The man-made canal was excavated between 1859 and 1869, in an ambitious project to connect the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, and cut shipping times for growing international trade from Europe to Asia

VITAL WATERWAY. File photo of a convoy of ships passing through Suez Canal. Photo by Igor Grochev/Shutterstock

Animals aplenty, space at a premium in Africa's oldest zoo

Nov 09, 2017 - 11:38 PM

'We wish the natural environment could be recreated for the animals. It's not normal for an elephant to live in a tight space and on hard ground,' says Mona Khalil, head of the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals.

WORLD'S OLDEST. Giza Zoo in Egypt

Egypt's Sisi unveils 'new Suez Canal'

Aug 07, 2015 - 1:21 AM

The waterway is a cornerstone for Sisi to boost his regime s legitimacy after a deadly crackdown on dissent

Sisi to unveil 'new Suez Canal' as Egypt makes history

Aug 06, 2015 - 10:04 AM

The waterway is a cornerstone for Abdel Fattah al Sisi to boost his regime s legitimacy after a deadly crackdown killed hundreds and jailed thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi

GLOBAL WATERWAY. A file photo dated December 14, 2004 showing a pilot boat guiding a ship through the Suez Canal as a man observes from the shore in Ismalia, Egypt. Mike Nelson/File/EPA

Egypt to inaugurate 'new Suez canal'

Jun 13, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Dubbed the Suez Canal Axis the new 72 kilometer 45 miles flagship project would run part of the way alongside the existing canal that connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi gives an address during the inauguration of the new Suez Canal, called the Suez Canal Axis, in the port city of Ismailia, east of Cairo. Photo by Egyptian Presidency/AFP

Egypt condemns 26 to death on Suez Canal plot charges

Feb 27, 2014 - 12:13 AM

The defendants were charged with terrorizing trade and shipping passing through the Suez Canal

TRADE ROUTE. The Suez Canal is a key trade route between Europe and Asia