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.
Last month's Suez canal blockage caused by the grounding of the Ever Given super tanker led to a spike in sulphur dioxide emissions, according to satellite data ... The large number of ships stuck in one place — at the northern end of the Suez Canal — caused sulphur emissions to spike in the region ... Suez Canal backlog is CLEARED.
The Nightwatch "Doomsday" jets are joining the 55th WingRC-135 fleet to former SAC airfield during 18-month runway rebuild. Chuckle? Hide in a bunker? ... Offutt-based U.S ... TWITTER ... TWITTER ... +4. You can now eat a Reuben at the hotel where Omahans (correctly) say it was invented. We asked kids what they would do to free the ship in the SuezCanal ... On Dec ... U.S.
This is as part of a large investment for almost 40 new vehicles to be rolled out across regions in England... The firm already partners with recycling and resource management company, SUEZ in Leeds, servicing a range of SUEZ’s customers including cafes, restaurants and hotels in England which are recycling their food waste ... Claire Keenan added ... .
Statues of Nubian princesses and their slave girls which have been removed from outside the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin were erected at a time when Egyptology was in vogue around the world, a historian has said ...It’s everything that the proprietors of the Shelbourne Hotel wanted to portray themselves as.
CAIRO, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's hotel industry is trying a new beginning as the government eases the anti-coronavirus restriction measures gradually ... The hotels that received the permission are located in five provinces. the Red Sea, South Sinai, Alexandria, Suez and Cairo, the ministry said in a statement.
The ADB-assisted water supply project is jointly implemented by MCC and SuezProjectsPrivate... The survey teams representing Suez India will visit homes, industries, hotels, government, offices, banks, film theatres, education institutions and other establishments ... Suez India.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — With Italian chandeliers still hanging in the lobby, the Ledra PalaceHotel in Cyprus still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the shell craters and bullet holes that scar its sandstone facade ... The hotel also became a nexus for journalists chronicling early Mideast troubles such as the 1956Suez crisis.
NICOSIA (AP) — With Italian chandeliers still hanging in the lobby, the Ledra PalaceHotel in Cyprus still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the shell craters and bullet holes that scar its sandstone facade ... The hotel also became a nexus for journalists chronicling early Mideast troubles such as the 1956Suez crisis.