Suez (Arabic:السويسas-Suways; Egyptian Arabic:es-Sewēs, el-Sewēs pronounced[esseˈweːs]) is a seaport city (population ca. 497,000) in north-eastern Egypt, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Suez (a branch of the Red Sea), near the southern terminus of the Suez Canal, having the same boundaries as Suez governorate. It has three harbors, Adabya, Ain Sukhna and Port Tawfiq, and extensive port facilities. Together they form a metropolitan area.
Railway lines and highways connect the city with Cairo, Port Said, and Ismailia. Suez has a petrochemical plant, and its oil refineries have pipelines carrying the finished product to Cairo.
Early Islamic era
In the 7th century AD a town named "Kolzum" stood just north of the site of present-day Suez and served as eastern terminus of a canal built by Amr ibn al-'As linking the Nile River and the Red Sea. Kolzum's trade fell following the closure of the canal in 770 by the second Abbasid caliph al-Mansur to prevent his enemies in Arabia from accessing supplies from Egypt and the lands north of it. Nonetheless, the town benefited from the trade that remained between Egypt and Arabia. By 780 al-Mansur's successor al-Mahdi restored part of the canal. The Qarmatians led by Hasan ibn Ahmad defeated a Fatimid army headed by Gawhar al-Siqilli at Kolzum in 971 and thereby captured the town. Following his defeat in Cairo by al-Siqilli at the end of that year, Hasan and his forces retreated to Arabia via Kolzum. Suez was situated nearby and served as a source of drinking water for Kolzum according to Arab traveler al-Muqaddasi who visited in 986.
During a tennis match in Paris between Ferdinand de Lesseps (Tyrone Power) and his friend Vicomte Rene de Latour (Joseph Schildkraut), the enthusiastic admiration of Countess Eugenie de Montijo (Loretta Young) for de Lesseps attracts the attention of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (Leon Ames). Bonaparte sees to it that both she and de Lesseps are invited to his reception. At the party, a fortuneteller predicts that Eugenie will have a troubled life, but also wear a crown, and that de Lesseps will dig a ditch. Entranced by Eugenie's beauty, Bonaparte arranges for his romantic rival to be assigned to a diplomatic post in Egypt, joining his father, Count Mathieu de Lesseps (Henry Stephenson), the Consul-General. De Lesseps impulsively asks Eugenie to marry him immediately, but she turns him down.
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli attended the signing ceremony of two agreements on establishing a 500MW wind farm in the Gulf of Suez area. The deal was signed late on Wednesday by the ElectricityMinistry and a consortium comprising Orascom, France’s Engie and ...
Exporters are still shipping their stock, despite the loss, just to retain their customers with whom they have been dealing with for decades. The shortage started last year due to Covid-19 pandemic but the SuezCanal blockade and closure of large Chinese ports due to virus spread ...
Egypt and Sudan complete military exercises 'to deal with threats' ... Egypt added a German-built S44 submarine to its navy last month, which it said would be used to protect the country’s economic interests in the SuezCanal, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
Rabie stressed that the authority possesses the necessary capabilities to deal with all malfunctions, in addition to infrastructure prepared for emergency situations, especially after the inauguration of the new SuezCanal...
The European Commission typically requires a massive amount of information on complex deals which could delay companies' filing plans. Veolia and Suez announced the deal, worth nearly 13 billion euros ($15.4 billion), in April after a months-long spat ... The deal has already won U.S.
The European Commission typically requires a massive amount of information on complex deals which could delay companies’ filing plans. Veolia and Suez announced the deal, worth nearly 13 billion euros ($15.4 billion), in April after a months-long spat ... The deal has already won U.S.
Since then, Suez has frequently been invoked over Brexit. Jo Johnson, when he resigned as a minister in November 2018, described the lack of a favourable withdrawal deal as a “a failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis” ... Suez can be invoked in all sorts of ways ... Suez was not the turning point that people imagine.
They said they would announce the names of the tankers once they had crossed the SuezCanal. The controversial deal between Iran and Lebanon was organised by Hezbollah, the most powerful political force in Lebanon. The US has designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation ... 2021-09-03 (today's second) update regarding Iranian fuel for Lebanon. ... Thx,.
... the Islamists to a stalemate, before striking a power-sharing deal ... Mr Raab was spotted at the five-star Amirandes Hotel, just before he jetted back into Britain to help deal with what has been described as the biggest foreign policy disaster since Suez ... 'Here's the deal buddy.
At least five missiles were fired, an American official told journalists, but most were brought down by defence systems ... 15, U.S ... more videos ... Mr Raab was spotted at the five-star Amirandes Hotel, just before he jetted back into Britain to help deal with what has been described as the biggest foreign policy disaster since Suez ... 'Here's the deal buddy ... .
The ship was then arrested and a lengthy legal fight over compensation ensued between the Japanese shipowner and the SuezCanalAuthority (SCA) ... to Asia, via the Suez, for repairs. The SCA made a big deal of the Ever Given’s latest Suez transit on Friday (see Tweet below).
A supertanker that blocked the SuezCanal is heading back to Asia, authorities said, five months after it became wedged across the vital waterway and crippled world trade ... The Taiwanese-operated vessel steamed out of the Suez last month after the Japanese owners reached a compensation deal with Egypt.
In a rematch of the struggle that dominated global headlines earlier this year, the 400-metre, 220,000 tonne container ship that became lodged in the Suez canal for nearly a week, disrupting trade on a global scale, is having another go ... How a container ship blocked the Suez canal – visual guide.