British tourists stranded in Egypt are joined by several tens of thousands of Russians, as Russia also suspended commercial flights to Egypt. Investigators suspect a bomb may have been planted on a Russian airliner that crashed over Sinai.
The recent fatal knife attack on German nationals at a popular Egyptian resort is yet another setback for the country's troubled tourism sector. Industry officials have called for immediate action.
Rescuers believe they have found some of the wreckage from Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight MS804 in the Mediterranean Sea. The plane went down overnight on a Paris-to-Cairo flight, with 66 people aboard.
Egypt has said that its investigation into the Russian plane crash shows no sign of "illegal intervention." A Kremlin spokesperson reiterated Moscow's conclusion that a bomb - claimed by "IS" - brought down the aircraft.
A top UK official has said there was a "significant possibility" an "Islamic State" affiliate was behind the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt. British tourists are being evacuated as victims' funerals begin.
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