Suspected militants killed six Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal and fired rocket-propelled grenades at a state satellite station in Cairo on Monday, suggesting an Islamist insurgency was gathering pace three months after an army takeover.
Seven people were killed and more than 260 wounded when Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi fought opponents of the deposed Egyptian president and security forces, marking a return of violence that overshadowed the naming of an interim cabinet.
Frolicking with her fiancé in the cool waters of the Suez Canal, Lilian Abada would never have imagined she was about to experience the first of a string of events that would ultimately lead her to flee her native Egypt for Israel with only one suitcase.
Egyptian protesters defied a nighttime curfew in restive towns along the Suez Canal, attacking police stations and ignoring emergency rule imposed by Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to end days of clashes that have killed at least 52 people.
Two Iranian warships passed through the Suez Canal a second time on their way home after a stop in Syria. The frigate and supply ship began crossing the canal early Thursday morning. They had arrived at Syria's main port at Latakia last week after becoming the first Iranian naval ships to pass through the canal since the 1979 Iranian revolution.
Two Iranian warships that passed through the Suez Canal reportedly docked in Syria. The ships, a frigate and a supply ship, arrived at Syria's main port at Latakia on Wednesday night after becoming the first Iranian naval ships to pass through the canal since the 1979 revolution.
Two Iranian warships reportedly entered the Suez Canal, the first to pass through since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution. The ships entered the canal for the 10- to 12-hour crossing on Tuesday morning after receiving permission from Egypt's Defense Ministry, the Egyptian state-run Middle East News Agency reported.
I first met Maurice Singer on the far bank of the Suez Canal during the second week of the Yom Kippur War, soon after Israel had counter-attacked across the waterway. The British-born, 28-year-old machine-gunner was grimy and sweating on his clanking, dust-encrusted half-track, the forerunner of today's armored personnel carrier. Like all his comrades, he scribbled a phone number and asked our group of reporters to let his family know he was okay.