Undersea cable cut off disrupts Web acce
Internet and phone communications between Europe, the Middle East and Asia have been seriously disrupted after submarine cables were severed.
The main damage is to the four submarine cables running across the Mediterranean and through the Suez Canal.
It is thought that 65 per cent of traffic to India was down, while services to Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Taiwan and Pakistan have also been severely affected.
The cause of the break is as yet unknown, although some seismic activity was reported near Malta shortly before the cut was detected.