A war is the last thing President Abdel Fattah el Sisi wants at a time when Egyptians are reeling from poverty and economic suffering.
With both countries heavily sanctioned by the US, neither seem to have anything to lose by angering the US further.
Minibus carrying labourers from a garment factory collides with a truck on a highway in the northern city leading to casualties, health officials said.
An idea first explored at the time of the Pharaohs 3,000 years ago, the canal was finally built by a French diplomat, but its strategic importance and ability to generate revenue saw it become a flashpoint for influence and power.
The sustainability of China's Belt and Road Initiative in the Mediterranean will depend on whether China can help defuse tensions in the Mediterranean while respecting each country's domestic concerns.
Eight states have direct control over land in the Arctic. With ice melting faster than previously thought, the global contest for economic resources there has begun. And Russia is gaining ground, while China is buying stakes and influence.
Russian actions in the Arctic region, especially those involving China's geopolitical rival India, are raising the stakes for commerce and security in the potentially lucrative region.
Gary Hufbauer, an American academic who's extensively worked on US sanctions, explains both the upside and downside to isolating nation states from the global economic system.
Egypt and Israel inked a deal on 17 September 1978 - first between an Arab nation and the Jewish state - to find ways to bring peace to the Middle East. Four decades later, peace remains a distant dream in the region.
If Donald Trump pushes Iran too hard he will end up alienating ordinary Iranians and leave the Iranian government with no negotiating room domestically.
The decision to halt oil exports through the Red Sea, which is vital for oil shipments from the Middle East, came after an attack by Houthi rebels in Yemen.
A proposed project to link Israel and the Gulf through a railway is yet another sign of growing relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
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