Suez Canal

The Secret Lives of Cairo’s Embassies

The city’s embassies have come to form a kind of timeline in bricks and mortar for ‘who’s hot’ and ‘who’s not’ in the Arab World.<p>No matter where you …

News (U.S.)

The Launch Of The "New Suez Canal" Was Really, Really Weird

Thursday marked the inauguration of a new 22-mile section of the Suez Canal in Egypt. It took just over a year to build and is the largest expansion …


Yamal LNG Shipment Arrives in China via Arctic Route

The icebreaking LNG carriers <i>Eduard Toll</i> and <i>Vladimir Rusanov</i> have arrived at an LNG terminal near Nantong, China, completing their landmark voyage …

Natural Gas

Why Hong Kong’s first hole-in-heart surgery in 1968 was ‘years behind China’ | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

“Hongkong is at least five years behind China in facilities for ‘hole-in-the-heart’ surgery,” reported a story in the <i>South China Morning Post</i> on …

Hong Kong

Shipowners critical of Italy's migrant restrictions - Radio Sweden

The stretch between Gibraltar and the Suez Canal is one of the world's busiest commercial shipping routes and in the past three years, merchant ships …


UPDATE 1-Russia's Novatek ships first LNG cargo to China via Arctic

* First ever LNG cargo to China via Northern Sea Route<p>* Drastically cuts delivery time to Asian customers (Writes through, adds detail)<p>MOSCOW, July 19 (Reuters) - Russian natural gas producer Novatek delivered on Thursday the first ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to China via the Northern …


U.S. withdraws dam offer to Egypt, July 19, 1956

On this day in 1956, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles announced the United States had withdrawn its offer of financial aid to Egypt to build the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River. Along with Britain, Dulles had pledged nearly $70 million in aid for the huge project, which was aimed at …


A new Mideast in familiar clothing

The possibility that the “new” Syria might become a federation (similarly to Iraq) has not yet been ruled out, but even if it materializes, Syria’s …

Middle East

Egypt’s powerful president is facing unusual dissent over rapidly rising prices

CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi is confronting one of the toughest challenges he has faced since seizing power five years ago, as rising prices linked to economic austerity measures take a toll on his core middle-class supporters.<p>While the economy is growing and winning applause …

World News

Norwegian Announces Enhanced 2019 and 2020 Itineraries

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced enhanced 2019 and 2020 itineraries from the West Coast, Europe, Australasia and Southeast Asia.

Panama Canal

Why will the Navy bring home the Truman after only three months at sea?

The anticipated return of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group to Norfolk on July 21 signals Pentagon success in revamping flattop deployment …


End of the Binge

Among the strange delusions and hallucinations gripping the body politic these days is the idea that the so-called global economy is a permanent …

Conservative View

Netflix’s Secret City shows how technology is changing spycraft

It’s a compelling, up-to-the-minute thriller about the rapid evolutions in politics and cyber-espionage<p>In one scene in <i>Secret City</i>, the 2016 Australian series now playing on Netflix, a spy comes to a park with a bag of bread crumbs, feeding birds as a cover for picking up an encoded message. It’s a …

Soviet Union

Multi-Vessel Pileup in Suez Canal

On Sunday evening, a grounding in the Suez Canal led to a multi-vessel pileup. The container ship <i>Aeneas</i> reportedly went aground, and three bulkers …


For the global LNG industry, is the FSRU honeymoon over?

LONDON (Reuters) - A giant vessel docked at the port of Moheshkhali in Bangladesh two months ago, propelling the populous but poor nation into the fast-expanding club of liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers.<p>FILE PHOTO - The Offshore LNG regasification terminal, the FSRU Toscana, is towed into …


Green sea turtle digging its own watery grave due to invasion of non-native seagrass

A seagrass species from the Red Sea is outcompeting the native seagrass species in the Caribbean, where the green sea turtle lives. These iconic …


Lady Liberty’s Radical History

At a time when immigration and indeed the very nature of America’s heritage are being reexamined, it is worth considering the history of one of America’s greatest icons: the Statue of Liberty.<p>Images of the statue are so ubiquitous that it is tempting to take her for granted. But Lady Liberty, as we …

Human Rights

7 Facts And Details About Countess Luann de Lesseps, The RHONY Star Being Sued By Her Own Family

<i>Real Housewives of New York</i> star Luann de Lesseps is being sued by her ex-husband and kids for failing to create a trust as stated in her divorce …

Luann de Lesseps

Yamal LNG Is Conquering China

Russia’s energy ties to China have been discussed at length throughout our website – the construction of the 38 BCm per year Power of Siberia gas …

The Arctic

July 16, 2018

USNI News Graphic<p><i>The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier</i> …


Want to understand Islamic extremism? The answer isn’t in Islam — it’s in the Cold War.

Recent years have witnessed a surge of interest in political Islam and jihadist violence. An array of commentators have sought to link contemporary groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State to classical Islam — drawing a straight line from the prophet Muhammad to Osama bin Laden and Islamic …


Middle East’s Biggest Petrochemical Plant Moves a Step Closer to Financing

Carbon Holdings hopes to finalize financing for its $10.9 billion petrochemical plant by the end of the year, and expects to begin construction of …

General Electric

The Crown: Netflix releases first look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II

Netflix, on Monday, unveiled the first image of actor Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of the hit series <i>The Crown</i>.<p>The photo …

India News

Why has China invited African army chiefs to Beijing?

China wants to redefine its military engagement in Africa and has invited military officials from across the continent to Beijing to explore new …


East Africa:Beyond the Red Sea - a New Driving Force in the Politics of the Horn

[African Arguments] Relations between the Middle East and Horn of Africa have long been neglected. But now they are changing everything.


Five years after the revolution: Is Egyptian President Al-Sisi winning the battle?

The last weeks have brought welcome news to Egypt. The fight against Islamic terror appears to be going well, and social and economic reforms are …

Middle East

10 of the largest and most important naval battles in modern history

The waters of the Earth's oceans have seen as much violence and conflict as its land.


Upgrading China’s Profile In The Middle East – Analysis

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the 8th Ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing to …


The 'Special Relationship' Between the U.S. and U.K. Is Unlike Any Other Alliance. Here's How It Got That Way

Though U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K. this week has sparked protests, with hundreds of thousands planning to demonstrate in London …

United Kingdom

67 fun Facts About Egypt

Planning a trip to Egypt or just want to know more about the country? Start with these 67 fun facts about Egypt.<p>1. Cairo is the most populated city …

Ancient History