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World Mar 30With ship now freed, a probe into Suez Canal blockage begins
Experts boarded the massive container ship Tuesday that had blocked Egypt's vital Suez Canal and disrupted global trade for nearly a week, seeking answers to a single question that could have billions of dollars in legal repercussions: What went wrong?…
World Mar 27No timeline given for extracting wedged ship from Suez Canal
A giant container ship remained stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fifth day Saturday, as authorities made new attempts to free the vessel and reopen a crucial waterway whose blockage is disrupting global shipping and trade.
World Mar 26Ship in Suez Canal blocks entry for more than 200 vessels
The Suez Canal Authority said it welcomed international offers of help, including one from the United States, although it did not say what was offered.
World Mar 25Stuck ship in Egypt’s Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide
A skyscraper-sized cargo ship wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal further imperiled global shipping Thursday as at least 150 other vessels needing to pass through the crucial waterway idled waiting for the obstruction to clear, authorities said.
World Mar 10Libyan lawmakers confirm interim unity government
Libyan lawmakers have confirmed a newly appointed interim government that's to lead the war-wrecked country through elections at the end of the year.
World Mar 03Yemen’s rebels say latest U.S. sanctions will prolong the war
Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels Wednesday warned that the U.S. sanctions imposed the previous day on two of their military leaders would only prolong the conflict in the impoverished Arab country.
World Mar 01U.N. chief says appeal for Yemen raises ‘disappointing’ $1.7 billion
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Monday for countries to "consider again what they can do to help stave off the worst famine the world has seen in decades."…
World Feb 28UN warns of mass famine in Yemen ahead of donor conference
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA, said the risk of large-scale famine in the Arab world’s poorest country “has never been more acute,” adding that the years-long conflict, economic decline, and institutional collapse created enormous…
World Feb 21Libyan interior minister survives attack on motorcade
The interior minister of Libya’s U.N.-backed government survived an ambush by gunmen on his motorcade on Sunday, a brazen attack highlighting the towering challenges that remain for the newly appointed government that is trying to unite the country before elections…
World Feb 16U.S. urges Yemen’s rebels to halt attack on central province
The U.S. has urged Yemen's rebels to halt their attack on the central province of Marib, warning against exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the Arab world's poorest country.