Mass Internet outages in Egypt after undersea cables cut

Internet cables in the Mediterranean Sea have been cut, causing massive Internet outages, Egypt's communications ministry said Friday. Three Internet cables were cut off the coast of Sicily on Friday morning, according to the ministry. Throughout Egypt, the Internet is almost completely down or working sporadically. The ministry says it will take "several days" for cables to be repaired and is trying to switch Egypt's Internet to an alternative route. It was the second large-scale Internet outage in Egypt this year. Undersea cables were also damaged in January, causing outages in the Mideast and India. Yemen and Sudan were also having phone and Internet difficulties Friday because of the cable cut.