Suez Canal

The Crown Season 2 Lightens the Weight of Colonialism With Karmic Comeuppance

One of the worst tourist sites to visit in Britain for a diasporic child of not one, but two former British colonies, is undoubtedly the Jewel House …

TV

Pence trip to Middle East overshadowed by Trump's Jerusalem decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will underscore the U.S. partnership with Israel during a trip to the Middle East next week while seeking to shore up U.S. relations with the Arab world after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.<p>Pence, a strong …

World News

As polar ice recedes, China plans for a massive telecom cable across the Arctic seabed

Talks with Finland to build a telecommunications cable on the polar seabed could give China a new entry point to shaping the development of the …

China

Responsible Government Under the Constitution

“The question is not merely, How shall the methods of Congress be clarified and its ways made purposeful and responsible? There is this greater question at stake: How shall the essential arrangements of the Constitution be preserved?”<p>Our written constitutions are more or less successful …

Government

Cyprus, Greece, Egypt vow closer security cooperation in Mediterranean

Cyprus, Greece and Egypt on Thursday pledged closer cooperation on combatting terrorism and people trafficking, as they look to ratchet up maritime …

Middle East

Drills show Chinese troops capable of riding shotgun on country’s global ambitions

When the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) fired the symbolic first shots at its first overseas miliary base, in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, just …

China

Egypt has launched its first locally-built smartphone with China’s help

Last week, in a lavish ceremony President Abdel Fattah El Sisi was handed the first locally made smartphone called Nile X, which is designed for the Egyptian consumer.<p>In his push for investment in the technology sector, Sisi’s administration has supported an Egyptian Silicon Valley in Assiut, deep …

Egypt

Watch the Real Historical Footage Behind The Crown Season Two

One of the benefits of watching a period drama that takes place during the era of TV is that we have lots of historical footage from the real events …

Entertainment

The Crown: What was the Suez Crisis and why did it bring down Prime Minister Anthony Eden?

The Suez Crisis of 1956 was a political disaster for Britain and for Prime Minister Anthony Eden as the joint invasion was met with international …

Television (UK)

Putin's visit to Egypt inspires hope for growth in Cairo

Egypt could be seeing the revival of an otherwise lackluster alliance with Russia, a potential relationship that has much to offer both sides.

Russia

Passage to Ancient Egypt and India

Athens, Greece<p>Fly to Athens and transfer to hotel.<p>Choice of tours: Acropolis and its Museum or Byzantine Athens.<p>Sightseeing in Mycenae and Epidaurus.<p>Optional morning tour to the National Archaeological Museum or embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus.<p>At sea<p>Cruising the Mediterranean Sea<p>Suez Canal, …

Egypt

Arctic Ice Silk Road takes shape: China Daily

December 11, 2017 3:47 PM<br>BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - While translating Russia's rich energy reserves into a badly needed boost for its …

China

Season Two of Netflix’s The Crown Tackles Women in Power, Toxic Masculinity & The Modernization of the Royal Family

<b>[SPOILERS FOR SEASON TWO OF THE CROWN and some historical facts]</b><p>I don’t think Netflix’s <i>The Crown</i> could have asked for a better advertisement than the …

Royal Family

Night Lights of the Levant : Image of the Day

This photograph, taken from the International Space Station (ISS), shows the sweep of the coastline of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The cluster of …

Space Station

Russia, Egypt sign deal to construct nuclear power plant

Egypt and Russia have signed a contract to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant during a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian …

Business

Egyptian-Russian 2017 military relations: a new return to the 1960s alliance

Since the era of Egypt’s late President Gamal Abdel Nasser, the bilateral military relations between Egypt and Russia witnessed several stages of …

Egypt

‘The Crown’ Recap, Season 2, Episode 2: “A Company Of Men”

Well, we all knew it was coming: <i>The Crown</i> HAD to make a stab at trying to make us feel bad for Philip. Bless them, what else could they do? It’s …

Entertainment

Russia looks to overtake Qatar with $27bn LNG project

| <b>Published —</b> Saturday 9 December 2017<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Yamal LNG plant in the port of Sabetta. (AFP)<p>SABETTA, Russia: …

Russia

Russia ships first gas from $27bn Arctic project

Henry Foy in Sabetta<p>December 8, 2017<p>A landmark Russian Arctic gas project began loading its first seaborne shipment on Friday, marking the start of …

Russia

The Sullivans I (DD-537)

Related Resource:<p>The five Sullivan brothers all hailed from Waterloo, Iowa. George Thomas (born 14 December 1914) and Francis Henry Sullivan (18 …

Military History

Did The Suez Crisis Really Happen? 'The Crown' Season 2 Imagines History From Queen Elizabeth's Point Of View

Much of the drama of <i>The Crown</i> comes from the balance between Queen Elizabeth's private interior life and the major political events of the day. As a …

Royal Family

80 Thoughts I Had While Binging 'The Crown' Season 2

Will Meghan Markle play Meghan Markle if the show keeps going?<p>Hello. I spent 10 hours in a row of my life watching <i>The Crown</i> season 2. This is my story. (By which I mean these are my rambling thoughts—and I <i>would</i> say spoiler alert, but this show is based on history so we all know what happens.)<p>1. …

Royal Family

‘The Crown’ Recap, Season 2, Episode 1: “Misadventure”

If the second season of <i>The Crown</i> has begun as it means to go on, we have a <i>lot</i> of characters looking grimly at themselves in the mirror and pouring …

Entertainment

They called him Mr. Zig-Zag

Though I didn’t know much about politics back then, I liked Mike Pearson.<p>It had to with hockey. I was one of those kids who slept in his hockey …

John F. Kennedy

WWII: Why Japan Failed at Pearl Harbor

As we afford our hallowed forebears the remembrance they deserve, let’s also try to learn from what transpired here seventy-five years ago, and see …

Military History

Putin visit to Egypt proves why Trump must be a realist

To protect U.S. interests and advance regional stability, the Trump administration should continue to prioritize its relationship with the Egyptian …

Middle East

'The Crown' Season 2 Soundtrack Is Another Royal Knockout

Among <i>The Crown</i>'s many strong suits is its music — a rich, orchestral score courtesy of Rupert Gregson-Williams. The first season's songs were so …

Egypt

The Nearly Forgotten Story of How Great Britain Launched Its Own ‘Pearl Harbor’

It was the hour before midnight when the battleships slept.<p>Snug in their harbor, cocooned behind layers of anti-aircraft guns and searchlights, the …

Military History

Continental bridge: Israel's gateway to Arab countries

Israel has become a key intermediary in the shipment of goods between Arab and other Muslim-majority countries.<p>Prompted by reports of crumbling …

World News

Column One: A credible peace plan, at last

Not only does it secure the future of both Israel and the Palestinians, it enables Arab states like Saudi Arabia to work openly with Israel to defeat …

Opinion