Egypt ‘seizes’ megaship which blocked the Suez Canal

A megaship which blocked Egypt‘s Suez Canal and crippled world trade for nearly a week has been ‘seized’ on court orders until the vessel’s owners pay $900 million, canal authorities said Tuesday. The MV Ever Given was seized due to its failure to pay $900 million in compensation, Suez Canal Authority chief Osama Rabie was … Read more

Alicia Keys embraces the moment and her sons Genesis, six, and Egypt, 10, while she can on Instagram

Alicia Keys embraces the moment and her sons Genesis, six, and Egypt, 10, while she can on Instagram By Paul Chavez For Published: 02:28 BST, 9 April 2021 | Updated: 02:44 BST, 9 April 2021 Alicia Keys embraced her sons in a tender photo posted Thursday on Instagram. The 40-year-old singer shared an outdoors … Read more

New book unveils the stories behind everyday symbols

A fascinating new book has revealed how punctuation and symbols have developed over thousands of years.   Claire Cock-Starkey’s new non-fiction Hyphens & Hashtags explores how punctuation such as full-stops, commas and exclamation marks have come to be part of our day-to-day writings. While the question mark is believed to come from Ancient Egypt, where they … Read more

Egypt holds spectacular parade transporting 22 mummies of its most famous pharaohs to museum

Egypt held a spectacular parade to transport 22 mummies of its most famous pharaohs from central Cairo to their new resting place at a museum. The ceremony snaked along the Nile corniche from the Egyptian Museum overlooking Tahrir Square to the newly opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, Cairo, where Egypt’s first Islamic … Read more

The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade: Ancient Egyptian mummies will be honored in procession through Cairo

The mummified remains of 22 ancient Egyptian kings and queens who died more than 3,000 years ago will be honored in an extravagant procession through the streets of Cairo Saturday.   Dubbed the Pharaohs’ Golden Parade, the 18 kings and four queens will travel in order, oldest first, each aboard a separate float decorated in ancient … Read more

Indian crew of Ever Given face ARREST as Egyptian authorities probe crash on Suez Canal

The pilots and crew onboard the massive container ship that blocked the Suez Canal could face arrest and be ‘made scapegoats’ for the incident as investigators continue to search for the cause of the grounding that strangled global trade. Union officials fear the 25-man Indian crew onboard the 220,000-ton Ever Given, which found itself wedged across … Read more

Uncorking the Suez: Dozens of supertankers trapped for a week FINALLY start flooding through

The first of hundreds of trapped ships snaked their way through a newly unblocked Suez Canal on Monday as the saga over the waterway seems to be coming to an end.    The bow of the 220,000-ton Ever Given container ship was finally dislodged from the channel’s bank on Monday and towed up the waterway after tugboats … Read more