Bab el Mandeb


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Bab el Man·deb

 (bäb′ ĕl män′dĕb)
A strategically important strait, 27 km (17 mi) wide, between the Arabian Peninsula and eastern Africa. It links the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden.

Bab el Mandeb

(ˈbæb ɛl ˈmændɛb)
n
(Placename) a strait between SW Arabia and E Africa, connecting the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden

Bab el Man•deb

(ˌbɑb ɛl ˈmɑn dɛb)
n.
a strait between NE Africa and the SW tip of the Arabian peninsula, connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. 20 mi. (32 km) wide.
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New York Times THE narrow strait that separates the Horn of Africa from the Arabian Peninsula is so treacherous it is called Bab el Mandeb 'gateway of grief'.
There are similar figures for Bab El Mandeb and the Suez Canal - so, we do work really hard with all our partners to make sure that the flow of traffic is maintained through the Strait of Hormuz and other areas.
It also has another purpose: To protect the three main maritime checkpoints in the region--the Suez Canal in the north, the Bab el Mandeb Strait between Yemen and Eritrea that links the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Hormuz, gateway to the Gulf and bracketed by Oman and Iran.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain condemns the attack of the coup forces in the Republic of Yemen that targeted the USS Naval Mason destroyer in the Red Sea, stressing that this terrorist attack would threaten international navigation, and exposing the commercial navigation in the Strait of Bab el Mandeb to risk.
Sheikh Talal Al Khalid Al Sabah, chief executive officer of Kuwait Oil Tankers Co (KOTC), said tankers were operating in a safe and usual manner through the Bab el Mandeb strait.
Prices for crude oil rose about 4 percent on Thursday over concerns that the fighting in Yemen might affect the passage of tankers through the Bab el Mandeb strait, a narrow chokepoint between Yemen and Africa that is the entrance to the Red Sea.
Local residents buried their bodies which washed ashore near the Bab El Mandeb area off Yemen's coast, he said.
He confirmed that the two sides will talk on the available opportunities and work on concluding the required agreements in the field of oil production ,confirming that the cooperation will include Aden Refinery and Aden Port , as well as the understanding about ensuring the navigation in the Bab el Mandeb and developmental ,economic and service projects in the region in light of the new developments and the stable security situation.
He stated that, the migration of the first man from Africa had taken two routes: first through the Bab el Mandeb, and the second through the Nile Valley through the Sinai, heading to the Bekaa Valley.
On land, we put stickers and brochures to enlighten people about maritime safety in Aden, Hodeida and Bab el Mandeb.
He said the battle was fought in the Red Sea just north of the Bab el Mandeb.