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Destination Persian Gulf? US nuclear sub and destroyer enter Red Sea

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 31, 2012

Greece: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis is escorted by a US Naval Support Activity harbor security boat as she departs Souda harbor in Souda Bay, Greece on March 30, 2010. (AFP Photo / Paul Farley)

Greece: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis is escorted by a US Naval Support Activity harbor security boat as she departs Souda harbor in Souda Bay, Greece on March 30, 2010. (AFP Photo / Paul Farley)

Two ships of the US Navy, the nuclear submarine USS Annapolis and the destroyer USS Momsen have passed through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea. Although their destination is confidential, they are now getting dangerously close to the Persian Gulf.

The ships’ passage was a major operation for the Suez administration as due to safety reasons they had to close off the canal to all other traffic and even shut down the bridge, disrupting the link between the banks for some four hours. The traffic on the roadways alongside the canal was also restricted, Interfax news agency reports.

There are no reports regarding the destination of the vessels, but the news come amid the ongoing crisis in the relationship between the US and Iran. There is mounting speculation that the Annapolis and the Momsen are heading to the Persian Gulf to reinforce the US naval forces already present in the region.

Currently the US has two aircraft carrier groups in the region headed by USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Carl Vinson. It is expected that another aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, will join the strike force in March. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mubarak Resigns As Egypt’s President, Armed Forces To Take Control

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 11, 2011


Congratula­tion Egyptian People. You really made the history.
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Mubarak Leaves Cairo for Sharm el-Sheikh as Protesters Keep Up Pressure

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 11, 2011

Military Vows to End Hated Emergency Law When Security Situation Improves

BY CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, TERRY MORAN, NASSER ATTA, BRIAN HARTMAN AND HUMA KHAN

Egypt’s embattled President Hosni Mubarak left the presidential palace in Cairo today but remains in Egypt, sources told ABC News, as protesters kept the pressure on the government to force Mubarak out of office.

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