Evidence now suggests that a bomb planted by the Islamic State militant group is the likely cause of last weekend's crash of a Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai peninsula, U.S. and European security sources have said.
Bomb by Islamic State Likely Caused Russian Plane Crash - Sources
Reuters Media Express, 5 November 2015
Evidence now suggests that a bomb planted by the Islamic State militant group is the likely cause of last weekend's crash of a Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai peninsula, U.S.… Read more »
IS-Affiliate May Have Downed Russian Plane, Says British Foreign Secretary
Aswat Masriya, 5 November 2015
In comments to Sky News Thursday, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said there is a "significant possibility" an IS affiliate downed the Russian passenger plane that crashed… Read more »
We Will Reveal How We Downed Russian Plane 'in Own Time' - Militant Group
Aswat Masriya, 4 November 2015
The Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis said it will reveal the mechanism used to bring down the Russian civilian flight "in its own time" in an audio purported to… Read more »
A child's shoe is seen in front of debris from a Russian airliner which crashed at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt.
Russian Flight Crash Speculations Premature, Says Aviation Min.
Egypt Online, 4 November 2015
Minister of Civil Aviation Hossam Kamal said on Tuesday 3/11/2015 speculations on the causes of the Russian airliner crash in Sinai are premature. Read more »
No Evidence of Terrorism Yet in Russian Plane Crash, U.S. Official
Aswat Masriya, 3 November 2015
Family members started Tuesday identifying the victims of the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt, but as more theories on the cause of the crash are being circulated, American… Read more »
PM Phone Call With President Putin - One November 2015
PR Newswire, 1 November 2015
The Prime Minister called President Putin this morning to express his condolences following the Russian plane crash in Egypt. Read more »
Russian Plane 'Destroyed Mid-Air'
Aswat Masriya, 2 November 2015
A Russian aviation official said that the Russian plane that crashed in the Sinai desert on Saturday was destroyed in mid-air, as a deadline for the search operations at the site… Read more »
Statement No. 6 By the Cabinet On the Russian Plane Crash
Egypt Online, 1 November 2015
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail paid a visit today to Zenhoum morgue to follow up finalizing all arrangements related to the bodies of the victims of the Russian plane that crashed in… Read more »
President Jacob Zuma Conveys Condolences Following Russian Airbus A321 Plane Crash in Egypt
Govt of SA, 2 November 2015
President Jacob Zuma sends a message of condolences following the Russian Airbus A321 plane crash in Egypt Read more »
Top UN Officials 'Deeply Saddened' After Russian Airline Crashes, Killing All On Board
UN News, 31 October 2015
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed deep sadness on learning of the Russian airline that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 passengers… Read more »
Statement No. 7 By the Cabinet On the Russian Plane Crash
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Saturday evening headed for the Russian embassy in Cairo where he extended his condolences to the Russian ambassador over the victims of the Russian… Read more »
Russian Plane Crash Black Boxes to Be Moved to Moscow for Analysis
Aswat Masriya, 1 November 2015
Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kerbachenko announced Sunday that the two black boxes of the Russian plane will be transferred to Moscow to analyse their content as part of the… Read more »
The plane was carrying over 200 passengers and crew. Read more »
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