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EgyptAir victims' relatives give samples for DNA tests

Cairo - Egyptian forensics officials collected DNA Tuesday from relatives of EgyptAir Flight MS804 victims to help identify body parts retrieved from the Mediterranean, where the crash killed 66 people, the airline said.

Al-Azhar's Grand Imam seeks to balance tradition and modernity

Cairo - Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb, who had a historic meeting with Pope Francis on Monday, has been on a mission to update Islamic thought while championing classical scholarship against jihadist ideologues.

Search on for clues in EgyptAir crash

Cairo - Egypt enlisted a submersible Sunday to search the Mediterranean seabed for the black boxes of EgyptAir MS804, hoping the recorders would determine whether the plane crash was an accident or attack.

'Smoke on board' EgyptAir plane before crash

Cairo - Smoke was detected inside an EgyptAir plane shortly before it plunged into the Mediterranean with 66 people on board, investigators said Saturday, offering clues but no answers as to why it crashed.

Greek jets scrambled to US plane after EgyptAir crash: source

Atenas - Greece scrambled fighter jets to monitor a US passenger plane that failed to identify itself when entering Greek airspace this week, an official said Saturday, confirming media reports.

Smoke doesn't reveal what caused EgyptAir crash, experts say

Paris - Smoke detected in the cabin shortly before EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean suggests there was a fire on board, but is not enough to establish the cause of the disaster, experts said Saturday.

'Smoke on board' EgyptAir plane before crash

Cairo - Smoke was detected inside an EgyptAir plane shortly before it plunged into the Mediterranean with 66 people on board, investigators said Saturday, offering clues but no answers about why it crashed.

'No theories ruled out' on EgyptAir crash after smoke report

Paris - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Saturday 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."At this time...

Alerts indicate smoke on doomed EgyptAir flight: Reports

Washington - Egyptian authorities were investigating reports late Friday that there was smoke on the doomed EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo shortly before it crashed into the Mediterranean.

Paris airport renews security crackdown after EgyptAir crash

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

Plane crash prolongs Egypt's economic misery

Cairo - Egypt's latest air disaster is another crushing blow to a country whose tourism-dependent economy is struggling to recover from years of jihadist attacks and political turmoil, analysts said.

Satellite spots possible oil slick near EgyptAir crash site: ESA

Den Haag - A European Space Agency satellite has spotted a possible oil slick near the site where a missing EgyptAir plane is believed to have crashed with 66 people on board, ESA said Friday."According to the satellite image, the slick...

Cyprus begins extradition of EgyptAir hijacking accused

Nicosia - Legal proceedings to extradite a man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and diverting it to the Mediterranean island officially got under way on Friday.

Body part, seats, luggage found in EgyptAir search: Greek minister

Atenas - A body part, seats and one or more items of luggage were found Friday by crews searching for the wreckage of an EgyptAir passenger jet that crashed in the Mediterranean, Greece's defence minister said.

Greek air safety authorities deny EgyptAir wreckage found

Atenas - The head of the Greek air safety authority on Thursday told AFP that wreckage found in the Mediterranean close to where an EgyptAir passenger jet is thought to have crashed "does not come from a plane".

The disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804: A timeline

Cairo - Below is a timeline of the main developments since an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashed into the sea on Thursday with 66 people aboard.All times are GMT, except where stated.

Air-sea search intensifies for missing EgyptAir plane

Cairo - A massive search was under way Thursday for the wreckage of an EgyptAir plane that plunged into the Mediterranean with 66 people on board, in what the Egyptian authorities said may have been an act of terrorism.

EgyptAir crash: What we know

Paris - French experts confirmed Saturday that smoke had been detected in the cabin of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the eastern Mediterranean carrying 66 people, but what brought it down remains a mystery. Here is what we know so far:What happened?

France sending investigators, technical expert to help EgyptAir probe: government

Paris - France is sending three investigators to Cairo along with a technical expert from Airbus, to join the probe into the EgyptAir flight that crashed Thursday, Transport Minister Alain Vidalies said.

'No problem' mentioned by EgyptAir pilot in last contact: Greek official

Atenas - The pilot of an EgyptAir flight that vanished over the eastern Mediterranean early Thursday with 66 people on board, had "not mentioned a problem" in his final contact, the Greek civil aviation said.

Terror attack a possibility in EgyptAir crash: Experts

Paris - Several scenarios could explain the mysterious crash of the EgyptAir flight into the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo early Thursday, but experts say a terror attack is a distinct possibility.

EgyptAir plane fell 22,000 feet, swerved sharply: Greek minister

Atenas - An EgyptAir flight lost early Thursday over the eastern Mediterranean with 66 people on board fell 22,000 feet and swerved sharply in Egyptian airspace before it disappeared from radar screens, Greece's defence minister said.

EgyptAir Paris to Cairo flight disappears from radar: Airline

Cairo - A search and rescue operation was under way Thursday after an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with 66 people on board vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo, the airline said.

Kerry meets Sisi as Egypt seeks MidEast peace role

Cairo - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Wednesday to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, after Egypt called for a renewal of the Middle East peace process.

Egypt sentences 6 inmates for beating jailed Frenchman to death

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Sunday handed down seven-year prison sentences to six men convicted of beating to death a jailed Frenchman in 2013, while his family and the defence have blamed the authorities.

Egypt jails 152 over anti-government protests

Cairo - Egyptian courts have handed out jail sentences on the weekend to 152 people for taking part in unlicensed anti-government protests, judicial officials and lawyers said on Sunday.

Egypt court jails 51 for protests over Saudi island deal

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 51 people to two years in prison for protests against the handover of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, judicial officials and lawyers said.

Migrants rescued off Sicily are not Syrians, UN says

Rome - There were hardly any Syrian migrants among the 800 people rescued off Sicily, contrary to earlier reports from Italy's coastguard, the UN and the International Organization for Migration have confirmed.

Egypt's turmoil comes to Cannes in claustrophobic new movie

Cannes - A powerful Egyptian film, shot entirely inside a police van crammed with secular revolutionaries and Muslim Brotherhood supporters as riots rage in Cairo, has brought the country's post-Arab Spring woes to the Cannes film festival.

At least 81 injured in downtown Cairo fire

Cairo - At least 81 people including firefighters suffered minor injuries on Monday when a fire spread quickly through a commercial area in downtown Cairo, Egyptian officials said.
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