Showing posts with label Red Sea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Red Sea. Show all posts

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Egypt braces for continued heatwave of 40 degrees Sunday

Egypt is to experience a continued heat wave Sunday, with experts predicting 40 degrees Celsius in the capital.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Temperatures to continue rising in Egypt Sunday, Cairo to see highs of 39 C

Egypt's temperatures will continue rising Sunday following brief moderate weather with Cairo expected to witness highs of 39 degrees Celsius and lows of 21 degrees, state news agency MENA reported.
The coastal city of Alexandria will see highs of 31 and lows of 20 degrees celsius.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Jordan picks firms for ambitious canal project linking Dead Sea with Red Sea

Jordan picks firms for ambitious canal project linking Dead Sea with Red Sea
Jordan said Monday it had chosen five international consortiums to build the first phase of a multi-million-dollar canal linking the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Torrential rain and flooding in Egypt: Water cuts in multiple governorates as Egypt's Nile turns murky brown

Residents and commuters traveling the length of Egypt's Nile River have been treated in the last couple of days to the sight of murky brown water, as the country was hit earlier this week by severe floods, which muddied the river with sand.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Egypt's flood death toll rises to 26: Health Ministry

The death toll from torrential rain and flooding in Egypt has risen to 26 people, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday, citing the health and population ministry.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Egypt’s PM in Red Sea after floods kill 18

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail visited the Red Sea governorate on Saturday to check damages caused by deadly rain floods that killed at least 18 people and 47 injured.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Israel's Dead Sea will dry out by 2050: experts

The world famous Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and also the planet's saltiest body of water will dry out by the year 2050, experts have warned.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Saudi Arabia and Egypt announce Red Sea bridge

Saudi Arabia's king has announced that a bridge linking the country to Egypt will be built over the Red Sea.

Summer heatwave to hit Egypt this weekend

 A heatwave will bring summer temperatures to Egypt this weekend, with the mercury reaching a scorching 40 degrees in Cairo on Friday.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Jordan gets 30 mln euros loan from Germany to finance water projects

Jordan signed a 30 million euros soft loan agreement with the German Development Bank to finance water projects, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Dead Sea is dying

 On the Dead Sea's coast in the occupied West Bank, Israeli settlers, Palestinians and tourists make the downhill trek from the former waterline to its new resting place.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Egypt Says ’New Suez Canal’ Ready for Business

Egypt said on Wednesday that the "new Suez Canal" was ready for navigation for all kinds of ships, as authorities geared up to launch the shipping route officially next month.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Suez Canal to bring fresh development projects to Egypt (El-Sisi)

Egypt will witness the establishment of several development projects following the inauguration of the new Suez Canal 6 August, according to a presidency statement quoting President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi Saturday, following his meeting with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Cairo earlier in the day.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Suez Canal test operation to start Saturday

The new Suez Canal project will start its trial operation process on Saturday, 11 days before the official inauguration on 6 August, Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dust storm shuts down 4 ports in Egypt's Suez

Four ports in Egypt's Suez were closed down on Thursday due to a dust storm that hit the governorate which overlooks the entrance to the Suez Canal from the Gulf of Suez, said Abdel-Rehim Mostafa, spokesperson for the Red Sea Ports Authority.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Oil pipeline bursts near Israel-Jordan border.(the reason for the spill was under investigation)

An oil pipeline rupture has caused thousands of cubic metres of crude oil to spill into the Arava desert in southern Israel near the border with Jordan, officials said Thursday (Dec 4). The incident took place just north of the Red Sea resort city of Eilat and 500m from the frontier. 

The spill was "a couple of kilometres long", according to an Israeli environment ministry spokeswoman who was unable to give more specific information.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Dead Sea: Environmentalists Question Pipeline Rescue Plan

An "historic" agreement between Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians is supposed to save the shrinking Dead Sea. But some environmentalists believe the plan to pump water from the Red Sea could do the salt lake more harm than good.

Even as it shrinks in size, the Dead Sea, a turquoise blue shimmering salt lake, remains a mystical place. Boat jetties jut out into nothingness, abandoned as the water has retreated further and further; each year the level dropping by a meter. The Dead Sea is dwindling to nothing, deprived of water by humans.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to sign Red Sea-Dead Sea deal

AFP - Representatives of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians will on Monday sign a "historic" agreement to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea, an Israeli minister said.
Energy and Regional Development Minister Silvan Shalom told army radio that under the agreement to be signed at the World Bank in Washington, water will be drawn from the Gulf of Aqaba at the northern end of the Red Sea.
Some will be desalinated and distributed to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians, while the rest will be transferred in four pipes to the parched Dead Sea, which would otherwise dry out by 2050. 

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