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  • proper n. A canal linking the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.

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  • n. a ship canal in northeastern Egypt linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea

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Examples

  • Adding to tensions, Israel Wednesday said the deployment of an Iranian warship to Syria via the Suez Canal was a "provocation" by Iran that Israel couldn't ignore.

    U.S. Spies: Iran Split on Nuclear Program

  • Israel said the deployment of an Iranian warship to Syria via the Suez Canal was a "provocation" by Tehran.

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  • The Suez Canal is a key passageway for oil deliveries between the east and the west, enabling tankers to avoid the long journey around southern Africa's Cape of Good Hope and cutting routes by almost 10,000 kilometers.

    Suez Oil Shipments Proceeding Normally

  • Egypt's importance can be summed up pretty simply, says naval expert Norman Polmar: "Egypt has the Suez Canal, which is vital," he says.

    NPR Topics: News

  • In return, the U.S. is guaranteed airspace for its military operations, access to the Suez Canal, which is a critical waterway for oil tankers, and co-operation on the fight against jihadists.

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  • While Egypt is not a major oil-producing country, each day almost 2 million barrels of oil pass through the Suez Canal, which is controlled by Egypt.

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  • While Egypt is not a major oil-producing country, each day almost two million barrels of oil pass through the Suez Canal, which is controlled by Egypt.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Also at risk are inflows from tourism and remittances by Egyptians working abroad, which together with revenue from the Suez Canal are the country's main sources of foreign currency.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • But running a country with a suspended constitution for 30 years generates certain perks, and Mubarak was in a position to take a slice of virtually every significant business deal in the country, from development projects throughout the Nile basin to transit projects on the Suez Canal, which is a conduit for about 4 percent of the world's oil shipments.

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  • The Suez Canal is a critical transit "choke point" between the Mediterranean and the Middle East and Asia for petroleum products and other types of cargo.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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