Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media

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Egyptian authorities have deported a French journalist without explanation, their latest move in an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression and the media.

Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet

2016-05-24 23:04

Parts of bodies recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 show signs of burns and are so small that they suggest the jet was brought down by an explosion.

EgyptAir human remains suggest on board blast

2016-05-24 12:30

A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft.

EgyptAir plane 'did not swerve' before crash

2016-05-23 20:57

A top air navigation official says the Egyptair plane did not swerve or lose altitude before it disappeared as claimed by Greece.

Egyptians held over islands protest on hunger strike

2016-05-23 05:37

Family members of Egyptians detained for planning a demonstration last month say 21 of them have started a hunger strike, protesting what they call an "unfair trial".

Egypt submarine headed to plane crash site

2016-05-22 15:43

Egypt's president says a submarine belonging to his country's Oil Ministry has left for the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight-804 in the eastern Mediterranean.

EgyptAir crash: Perfect security elusive at Paris airport

2016-05-21 19:03

Security agents at Paris' main airport are trained to detect all manner of increasingly sophisticated devices that could doom a flight, but the chilling reality is that security is ultimately fallible.

First photos emerge of EgyptAir plane debris

2016-05-21 13:41

The first photographs have emerged of debris of EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed into the Mediterranean on its way to Cairo from Paris, killing all 66 people on board.

Crews hunt for debris, black box from doomed EgyptAir jet

2016-05-21 08:53

Search crews are scouring for further wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804 - including for the plane's black boxes, which could provide vital clues to why the jetliner crashed killing all 66 on board

Satellite spots oil slick near EgyptAir crash site

2016-05-20 16:01

A European Space Agency satellite has spotted an oil slick near the site where a missing EgyptAir plane is likely to have crashed with 66 people on board.


Rights group urges halt of arms deals to Egypt over abuses

2016-05-25 07:13

Britain-based Amnesty International is calling on EU member states to halt arms sales to Egypt over human rights abuses it characterises as "fuelling killings and torture."

Zim HIV activists 'furious' over Egypt scholarship criteria

2016-05-24 13:27

Zimbabwean activists have reacted angrily to an advert signed by the ministry of higher education, inviting qualified non-HIV positive Zimbabweans to apply for scholarships to study in Egypt, a report says.

Egypt's former top auditor summoned for questioning

2016-05-24 08:44

An Egyptian security official says Egypt's former top auditor, who was dismissed in March, has been summoned for questioning by the country's national security prosecutors over statements he made estimating the cost of corruption.

Pope and top imam embrace

2016-05-23 19:28

Pope Francis has met the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses.

Israel hands back smuggled Egyptian antiquities

2016-05-22 21:47

Israel has handed over to Egypt ancient artifacts it said had been illegally imported after they were smuggled out of their homeland through a third country.

Smoke, cockpit woes signal chaotic end for EgyptAir plane

2016-05-22 08:09

Leaked flight data showing trouble in the cockpit windows and smoke in a plane lavatory have offered new clues about the chaotic final moments of EgyptAir Flight 804 including a three-minute period before contact was lost as alarms sounded.

No theories ruled out on EgyptAir crash after smoke report: Paris

2016-05-21 16:32

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says that no theory on the cause of the EgyptAir crash has been ruled out, after revelations of smoke in the cabin minutes before the disaster.

EgyptAir flight messages showed smoke on board

2016-05-21 10:16

The French aviation safety agency says that the EgyptAir A320 that crashed into the Mediterranean with 66 people aboard had transmitted automatic messages indicating smoke in the cabin.

Paris airport renews security crackdown after EgyptAir crash

2016-05-20 22:16

French investigators are checking again for security flaws at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport after the EgyptAir crash, despite already stripping hundreds of employees of their security clearance since last year's jihadist attacks.

Body part found in search for EgyptAir plane

2016-05-20 13:27

Egyptian authorities say they have spotted a body part, 2 seats and suitcases in the search for the crashed EgyptAir plane.

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