Egypt

In this photo released by Suez Canal Authority, the Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship is accompanied by Suez Canal tugboats as it moves in the Suez Canal, Egypt, Monday, March 29, 2021. Salvage teams on Monday set free a colossal container ship that has halted global trade through the Suez Canal, bringing an end to a crisis that for nearly a week had clogged one of the world’s most vital maritime arteries. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)

With ship now freed, a probe into Suez Canal blockage begins

When blame gets assigned, it will likely lead to years of litigation to recoup the costs

 

In this photo released by Suez Canal Authority, the Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, is pulled by one of the Suez Canal tugboats, in the Suez Canal, Egypt, Monday, March 29, 2021. Engineers on Monday “partially refloated ” the colossal container ship that continues to block traffic through the Suez Canal, authorities said, without providing further details about when the vessel would be set free. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)

Giant container ship that blocked Suez Canal set free

It remained unclear when traffic through the canal would return to normal

 

Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that is wedged across the Suez Canal and blocking traffic in the vital waterway is seen Saturday, March 27, 2021. Tugboats and a specialized suction dredger worked to dislodge a giant container ship that has been stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for the past three days, blocking a crucial waterway for global shipping. (AP Photo/Mohamed Elshahed)

2 tugboats speed to Egypt’s Suez Canal as shippers avoid it

Workers planned to make two attempts Sunday to free the vessel coinciding with high tides

 

In this photo released by the Suez Canal Authority, a boat navigates in front of a cargo ship, Ever Given, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after it become wedged across Egypt’s Suez Canal and blocked all traffic in the vital waterway. An Egyptian official warned Wednesday it could take at least two days to clear the ship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Suez Canal Authority via AP

Suez Canal blockage could affect shipments to Canada, experts say

An Egyptian official says efforts to refloat the ship are underway and will take at least two days

In this photo released by the Suez Canal Authority, a boat navigates in front of a cargo ship, Ever Given, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after it become wedged across Egypt’s Suez Canal and blocked all traffic in the vital waterway. An Egyptian official warned Wednesday it could take at least two days to clear the ship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Suez Canal Authority via AP
In this photo released by the Suez Canal Authority, a cargo ship, named the MV Ever Given, sits with its bow stuck into the wall Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after it turned sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking traffic in a crucial East-West waterway for global shipping. An Egyptian official warned Wednesday it could take at least two days to clear the ship. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)

Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal

Egyptian official said tugboats hoped to refloat the ship and that the operation would take at least two days

In this photo released by the Suez Canal Authority, a cargo ship, named the MV Ever Given, sits with its bow stuck into the wall Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after it turned sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking traffic in a crucial East-West waterway for global shipping. An Egyptian official warned Wednesday it could take at least two days to clear the ship. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)
Yasser Ahmed Albaz and his wife Safaa Elashmawy are seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Safaa Elashmawy

Canadian engineer detained in Egypt released, needs treatment, family says

Yasser Albaz was detained at the Cairo airport after a business trip in February of 2019

Yasser Ahmed Albaz and his wife Safaa Elashmawy are seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Safaa Elashmawy
The 3,500 year old statue of Hatshepsut, one of the first female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, sits perched in place at the Royal BC Museum, part of the upcoming exhibit, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, running May 18-Dec. 31. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS                                The 3,500 year old statue of Hatshepsut, one of the first female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, sits perched in place at the Royal BC Museum, part of the upcoming exhibit, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, running May 18-Dec. 31. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Enter the realm of ancient Egypt at the Royal BC Museum

Ambitious exhibition opens May 18 in Victoria with over 350 original artifacts

The 3,500 year old statue of Hatshepsut, one of the first female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, sits perched in place at the Royal BC Museum, part of the upcoming exhibit, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, running May 18-Dec. 31. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS                                The 3,500 year old statue of Hatshepsut, one of the first female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, sits perched in place at the Royal BC Museum, part of the upcoming exhibit, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, running May 18-Dec. 31. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS