Islamic State Sinai hotel attack toll rises to 7

The death toll from a gun and bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has risen to seven, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Russia pounds IS jihadists with 'For Paris' bombs
Russia pounds IS jihadists with 'For Paris' bombs

Russian television broadcast a video in which a man is seen scrawling "For our people!" and "For Paris!" in black pen on aerial bombs minutes before a warplane is set to take off from the country's airbase in Syria.

Egypt says to consider Russian findings over plane crash

Egypt said on Tuesday that it would consider Russia's latest findings that the Russian airliner crashed over Egypt's Sinai due to a terrorist attack, according to the official MENA news agency.

Russia confirms bomb attack brought down plane in Egypt; Putin vows revenge
Russia confirms bomb attack brought down plane in Egypt; Putin vows revenge

Russia's security chief told President Vladimir Putin that a plane carrying 224 people over Sinai was downed due to a "terror attack," the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

Egypt sentences seven to death for killing policemen

 An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced seven Islamists to death for killing 25 policemen in the country's Sinai peninsula in 2013.

'Strong probability' Egypt crash was result of attack: Israel

 Israel said on Monday that there was a "strong probability" a Russian Metrojet airliner crash in Egypt's Sinai last month that killed all 224 on board was the result of an attack.

Russian plane wreckage to be moved to Cairo

The wreckage of Russian plane will be recovered to a safe and secure place in Cairo for further examination of each part.

US boosts airport security after Russian airliner tragedy
US boosts airport security after Russian airliner tragedy

US President Barack Obama cited the possibility that an explosive device aboard Russian aircraft caused the last week's crash which killed all 224 people aboard.

Obama, Cameron say bomb may have caused Egypt plane crash
Obama, Cameron say bomb may have caused Egypt plane crash

The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has claimed responsibility for the disaster, in which the jet crashed minutes after taking off.

'No evidence' Russian airliner was downed by bomb: Egypt
'No evidence' Russian airliner was downed by bomb: Egypt

Egypt rejected claims that Russian airliner that crashed in Sinai may have been brought down by a bomb.

Russian plane crash caused by IS planted bomb: US intelligence
Russian plane crash caused by IS planted bomb: US intelligence

A US official quoted by CNN said: "There is a definite feeling it was an explosive device planted in luggage or somewhere on the Russian plane." 

Russian jet may have been downed by 'explosive device': UK
Russian jet may have been downed by 'explosive device': UK

UK Prime Minister David Cameron's office said that the Russian plane may have been brought down by an explosive device.

US satellite detected heat flash at time of Egypt plane crash: Reports

A US military satellite detected a heat flash over the Sinai at the time a Russian airliner crashed, killing all 224 people aboard, US media reported.

Russian airline rules out 'technical fault', blames crash on 'external' factor
Russian airline rules out 'technical fault', blames crash on 'external' factor

The Russian airline Kogalymavia blamed "external activity" for its plane crash on Saturday in Egypt's Sinai peninsula in which all 224 people on board were killed.

Russia mourns victims of crashed Egypt plane
Russia mourns victims of crashed Egypt plane

Russia on Sunday mourned its biggest ever air disaster after a passenger jet full of Russian tourists crashed in Egypt's Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.

Egypt military says two soldiers, 64 militants killed in Sinai

Egypt`s military said two soldiers were killed Saturday during a widescale offensive against jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 64 militants on its sixth day.

Egypt says it has killed 98 militants in Sinai operation

Egyptian security forces have killed 98 militants in Sinai during a recent military operation, the military said on Friday.

Egypt in `major operation` in Sinai, 29 militants killed

Egypt`s army said Tuesday it had launched a "major military operation" against the Islamic State group in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 29 jihadists and leaving two soldiers dead.

Four Americans among 6 peacekeepers wounded in Egypt bombings

 Six international peacekeepers, including four Americans, were wounded on Thursday in two roadside bombings in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula where Islamic State group militants are active, Egyptian and US security officials said.

Army raids kill 12 militants in Egypt's North Sinai

At least 12 militants have been killed in army raids in Egypt's restive North Sinai governorate, a day after four soldiers were killed by the extremists, officials said.