The Panama-flagged MV Ever Given container ship sailing along Egypt’s Suez Canal near the canal’s central city of Ismailia on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Suez Canal authorities have announced the release of a shipping vessel that blocked the crucial waterway for nearly a week earlier this year. The Eve(...)

People watch as the Ever Given is refloated, unblocking the Suez Canal. Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/Getty

A huge container ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for nearly a week has been set free and is on the move, a salvage firm has said. Helped by the peak(...)

Authorities have so far been unable to remove the Ever Given and traffic through the Suez Canal  has been halted. Photograph: Maxar Technologies/AFP via Getty

Suez Canal salvage teams were alternating between dredging and tugging on Sunday to dislodge a massive container ship blocking the busy waterway, whil(...)

The Ever Given vessel ran aground diagonally across the Suez Canal on Tuesday after losing the ability to steer amid high winds and a dust storm, the Suez Canal Authority says. Photograph: Suez Canal/AFP via Getty

Rescuers have warned that the Suez Canal could remain blocked by a grounded giant container ship for “weeks”, raising fears of significant disruption (...)

A general view of the Suez Canal. Photograph: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Nationalist celebrations to inaugurate a major extension of the Suez Canal intended to power an economic turnaround in Egypt began today, as Egyptian (...)

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hold up masks of him as they gather at the Rabaa Adawiya square, in Cairo this morning. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters.

Tens of thousands of Egyptians marched on Cairo’s streets in the early hours of this morning to demand ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi be rein(...)