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.
The Egyptian government has rejected rumors about the impact of the construction of commercial routes to compete with the SuezCanal on its foreign currency earnings. The Cabinet’s media center said it had contacted the Suez Canal Authority, which stressed that the foreign currency revenues of the Suez Canal have not been affected.
ATLANTA, May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AmericanVirtualCloud Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ... Mr ... Davis has 25 years of industry experience in senior management and previously served as SeniorDirector at GDFSuez where he spearheaded large-scale data center and business transformation projects ... About American Virtual Cloud Technologies ... 404.239.2863.
It said any effects in the first quarter were most clearly seen in its retail and its convention center properties. The shares rose as much as 5.1%, with Berenberg saying the company had made a good start to the year until the outbreak shut down shopping centers.
The minister told a press conference after the signing of the protocol that his ministry is ready to use its vocational training center in Suez to train young people that the company needs, "provided that the training would ultimately lead direct recruitment of young people who have been trained.".
Early on Sunday, a group called SuezYouth for Change issued a statement criticizing corruption and rising unemployment in the city. This combination of pictures created on September 22 shows confrontations between Egyptian security forces and protesters in al-Arbaeen Square in the center of the port city of Suez.