The Kremlin said for the first time on Tuesday that a bomb brought down a Russian passenger plane that crashed over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing 224 people, but Cairo said its probe had yet to find any evidence of criminal action.
Russian communications intercepted by US intelligence agencies showed Russia believed the plane that crashed in Sinai, Egypt, on October 31 was brought down by a bomb, US sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.
Russia has returned 11,000 Russian tourists from Egypt in the last 24 hours, RIA news agency reported on Sunday, citing Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.
More people are expected to be brought back on Sunday, he was quoted
The Russian airline whose jet crashed in Egypt killing everyone on board said on Monday the crash could not have been caused by a technical fault or human error.
The crash, in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, could only ha
Carriers from United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait said on Sunday they were re-routing flights to avoid Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, where a Russian aircraft carrying 224 passengers crashed on Saturday.
The airlines exp
A Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula broke up in mid-air, an official of a Moscow-based aviation agency said on Sunday after visiting the disaster site, but stressed it was too early to draw conclusions from this.
Egypt's military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region.
Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there.
The sources said the air strikes hit
Egypt's military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years.
The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday's fightin
Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai on Thursday, killing 15 soldiers and two civilians, security sources said, defying one of the toughest security crackdowns in the country'