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WATCH: Two Container Ships Collide In The Suez Canal

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

On Monday, two massive container ships slowly collided at the mouth of the Suez Canal, prompting delays along the heavily trafficked route. The Ge...

In A Major Fail, Egypt Confuses Suez Canal With Panama Canal

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

With the multibillion dollar expansion of the Suez Canal underway, Egypt proudly issued a commemorative stamp to pay tribute to the historical waterwa...

Egypt Planning New Suez Canal

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

CAIRO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Egypt is planning to build a new Suez Canal alongside the near-145 year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar pro...

The Price of Oil: Speculation, Manipulation Or a Deeply Broken System

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Will it be a serious and searching probe of the malevolent formation of prices in the oil industry, costing American and world consumers billions, or just a cursory headline in the manner of the now discredited 'The Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group.'

Egypt's Agonizing Collapse

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 04.01.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Radical movements across the Middle East -- already benefiting from the collapse of state authority -- could make Egypt their ultimate prize in what appears to be an accelerating march across the littered landscape of the Arab Spring.

Masked 'Black Bloc' Protesters Add Mystery To Egypt Violence

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

CAIRO -- An unpredictable new element has entered Egypt's wave of political unrest: a mysterious group of masked young men called the Black Bloc who p...

Cutting Off Aid to Arab World Hurts U.S. Business

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

It would seem reasonable for a government to take a step back from aid pledges to other governments when an international incident involves American deaths. However, discontinuing aid might not make pragmatic sense when considering all of our interests.

U.S. Mounts Quiet, Limited Effort to Weaken Assad's Rule

The Wall Street Journal | ADAM ENTOUS, JULIAN E. BARNES and NOUR MALAS | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

The U.S. has been mounting a secret but limited effort to speed the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without using force, scrambling spies and...

PHOTOS: Cerebral Cruising Towards Antiquity

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 04.11.2012 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

After several attempts to catch a taxi back to the ship, one of the local shopkeepers voluntarily came out of his store and helped me flag down a taxi and give the driver directions.

Iran: No Hostile Intentions For Suez Canal Ships

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Iran's navy chief says Iran had "no hostile intentions" by sending two warships to the Mediterranean for the first time in mor...

Iran Ups the Ante

Stanley Kober | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stanley Kober

The choices facing Israel are not enviable. Its fears of an Iran with nuclear weapons are understandable, but the political environment is not what it was before. A fresh approach may be in order, before time runs out altogether.

Israel: Iran Warships Are A Provocation

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Two Iranian warships sailed from the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, the first such trip in at least three decades, el...

Iran Makes Waves In Israel By Sending Ships To The Suez Canal

Time | KARL VICK / JERUSALEM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Uprisings across the Arab world. Bearings askew. Sands shifting like nobody's business. And into this disorienting world of new uncertainties, the Isl...

The Oil Market's Overreaction to Events in Libya

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Commentators today are repeatedly referring to the level of oil reserves held by the Libyan oil fields, projecting concerns that these reserves are in danger of being cut off from the world market. That concern is spurious to say the least.

Oil: Mucking Up the Recovery

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

Why is the government subsidizing an industry that is making record profits? How long can hard-working Americans tolerate the manipulation of the commodities their survival is reliant on?

Israel Warns Of Iranian Warship 'Provocation'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Two Iranian warships planned to sail through the Suez canal en route to Syria on Wednesday, Israel's foreign minister s...

Risks to the Suez Canal Set the Stage for Falsely Hyping the Price of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Has anyone stopped to determine what the closure of the Suez Canal would actually mean to the oil market in dollars and cents?

Soros on Egypt and America's Complicity in Egyptian Nightmares

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

America does not have a magic wand to turn totalitarian regimes into well-functioning democracies, but there are times when the balance in America's strategic relationships must shift toward the vital importance of popular will.

Egyptian Unrest Drives Oil Prices Higher

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Prices of oil and other commodities are rising, buoyed by fears that the unrest in Egypt could affect trade. With the global economy still struggli...

Israeli Warships Cross Suez In Possible Iran Signal

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Two Israeli warships sailed through the Suez Canal on Tuesday, Israeli and Egyptian officials said, a move that appeared to be a new...

Wall Street, Somalia, and Jack Sparrow

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

Why are more than a dozen of the world's navies converging on Somalia to battle pirates there instead of sailing into New York to capture the Wall Street pirates?