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  • Ever Given turned 80% in 'right direction': Egypt Canal Authority Mar 29, 2021 01:24 PM IST

    Ever Given turned 80% in 'right direction': Egypt Canal Authority

    Over 300 ships are currently waiting to travel through the canal.

  • In pics | Stranded container ship Ever Given refloated Mar 29, 2021 01:06 PM IST

    In pics | Stranded container ship Ever Given refloated

    The massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week has been turned 80 percent in the right direction, officials said on Monday, raising hopes the vital trade route could soon be clear. The website vessel finder has changed the status of the ship to under way.

  • Before the Ever Given: A look at the crises that closed Suez Canal Mar 29, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    Before the Ever Given: A look at the crises that closed Suez Canal

    Here’s a look at some major incidents that have closed or threatened the bottleneck in the past.

  • Suez Canal: Stranded container ship Ever Given refloated Mar 29, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    Suez Canal: Stranded container ship Ever Given refloated

    The Suez Canal Authority had earlier said in a statement that tugging operations to free the ship had resumed.

  • Suez Canal blocked intact as efforts to refloat giant ship fail on March 27 Mar 28, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Suez Canal blocked intact as efforts to refloat giant ship fail on March 27

    Although strong tides and winds complicated efforts to free the ship, the tugboats managed to move it 30 degrees in two directions.

  • Suez Canal blockage could cost $6 billion to $10 billion in lost trade: Allianz Mar 26, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    Suez Canal blockage could cost $6 billion to $10 billion in lost trade: Allianz

    'The problem is that the Suez Canal blockage is the straw that breaks global trade's back,' the study's authors wrote.

  • Two passenger trains collide in Egypt, kills 32 in massive crash Mar 26, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    Two passenger trains collide in Egypt, kills 32 in massive crash

    Egypt has been plagued with deadly train accidents in recent years that have been widely blamed on inadequate infrastructure and poor maintenance.

  • Suez ship congestion could delay 10 LNG deliveries to Europe, analysts say Mar 26, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Suez ship congestion could delay 10 LNG deliveries to Europe, analysts say

    Salvage officials said it could take weeks to resolve the congestion on the canal, the main route for European imports of LNG from the Middle East and for some cargoes heading to Asia from the Mediterranean.

  • Explained: Why Suez Canal block could hit product supply chains Mar 26, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    Explained: Why Suez Canal block could hit product supply chains

    About 10 percent of all global trade flows through the 120-mile-long (193-kilometer-long) canal, which allows tankers and container ships to avoid a long trip around the southern tip of Africa. The iconic shipping journal Lloyd’s List estimates that goods worth $9.6 billion pass through the canal every day. Lloyd’s says about $5.1 billion of that traffic is westbound and $4.5 billion is eastbound.

  • Egypt shuts Suez Canal amid struggle to refloat grounded megaship Mar 26, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    Egypt shuts Suez Canal amid struggle to refloat grounded megaship

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's advisor on seaports, Mohab Mamish, told AFP late Thursday that "maritime navigation will resume again within 48-72 hours, maximum".

  • Megaship blocks Suez Canal: What we know Mar 26, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Megaship blocks Suez Canal: What we know

    The 400-metre (1,300-foot) long, 200,000-tonne MV Ever Given, from the class of so-called "megaships", veers off course in the canal while a gale-force duststorm hits Egypt's Sinai Desert and much of the Middle East.

  • Suez Canal blockage sets shipping rates racing, oil and gas tankers diverted away Mar 26, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Suez Canal blockage sets shipping rates racing, oil and gas tankers diverted away

    The 400-metres long Ever Given has been stuck in the canal since Tuesday and efforts are under way to free the vessel although the process may take weeks amid bad weather.

  • Crew of Ever Given, cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal, are all Indian Mar 25, 2021 09:05 PM IST

    Crew of Ever Given, cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal, are all Indian

    The 25-member crew are safe and accounted for, says Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, the company that manages the Ever Given.

  • Stuck ship in Egypt's Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide Mar 25, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    Stuck ship in Egypt's Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide

    In a sign of the global turmoil the blockage has caused, the ship’s Japanese owner even offered a written apology Thursday for the incident as well. “We are determined to keep on working hard to resolve this situation as soon as possible,” Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd. said. “We would like to apologize to all parties affected by this incident, including the ships travelling and planning to travel through Suez Canal.”

  • Massive cargo ship blocking Suez Canal imperils global trade Mar 25, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    Massive cargo ship blocking Suez Canal imperils global trade

    A skyscraper-sized container ship —Ever Given— has become wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal and blocked traffic in the vital waterway through which about 12 percent of the world trade moves.

  • Explained | How a ship running aground in Egypt’s Suez Canal could hurt India Mar 25, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    Explained | How a ship running aground in Egypt’s Suez Canal could hurt India

    The blocking of the crucial Suez Canal due to a massive container ship running aground, is causing delay in delivery of oil, petroleum and other products to major markets, escalating shipping costs and impacting global trade.

  • Suez Canal blocked after large container ship runs aground Mar 24, 2021 08:35 AM IST

    Suez Canal blocked after large container ship runs aground

    The large container ship named 'Ever Given' was on its way to Rotterdam when it ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking the crucial international shipping artery and causing a major traffic jam of vessels at both ends.

  • Egypt | Archaeologists discover ancient mass production brewery in city of Abydos Feb 14, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    Egypt | Archaeologists discover ancient mass production brewery in city of Abydos

    The site in Egypt's Sohag Governorate likely dates back to the reign of King Narmer around 3,100 BC.

  • A decade on, silence fills Egypt’s field of broken dreams Jan 24, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    A decade on, silence fills Egypt’s field of broken dreams

    In 2011, Tahrir Square was at the vanguard of popular uprisings known as the Arab Spring. But hopes for a democratic Egypt were crushed and the historic square given a sterile new look.

  • Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo Jan 17, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo

    Archaeologists also found a 4-meter (13-foot) long papyrus that includes texts of the Book of the Dead, which is a collection of spells aimed at directing the dead through the underworld in ancient Egypt, Hawass said.

  • Rowing the Nile: A soothing respite in a chaotic metropolis Jan 09, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    Rowing the Nile: A soothing respite in a chaotic metropolis

    Ancient pharaohs rowed the Nile. Now Egyptians have rediscovered the practice, finding a new perspective on the river that shaped their country.

  • Archaeologists in Egypt open ancient mummy coffin sealed 2,500 years ago; videos go viral Oct 06, 2020 03:17 PM IST

    Archaeologists in Egypt open ancient mummy coffin sealed 2,500 years ago; videos go viral

    The video clip that's going viral features many gathered around watching and filming as archaeologists unveil the first of 59 sealed sarcophagi found earlier this year in Saqqara, revealing a mummy inside.

  • Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in 'City of Dead' Aug 09, 2020 04:56 PM IST

    Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in 'City of Dead'

    Many built extensions to the original mausoleums, eking out a largely tranquil, if bizarre, existence side-by-side with dead sultans, singers and saints in the sprawling east Cairo cemetery.

  • At least six Egyptian women imprisoned for posting videos on Tiktok, here's why Aug 04, 2020 03:41 PM IST

    At least six Egyptian women imprisoned for posting videos on Tiktok, here's why

    The legal framework is based on cybercrime law especially two articles that are related to violating Egyptian family values

  • Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi expands powers, citing coronavirus outbreak May 09, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi expands powers, citing coronavirus outbreak

    An international rights group condemned the amendments, saying the government has used the global pandemic to “expand, not reform, Egypt's abusive Emergency Law.”

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