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EgyptAir remains point to blast, no explosives traces so far - forensics

CAIRO Human remains retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight suggest that there was an explosion on board the plane, although no traces of explosives have been detected, an Egyptian forensics official and investigation sources said on Tuesday.

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Egypt sends robot submarine to help plane crash search 23 May 2016

CAIRO Egypt has sent a robot submarine to join the hunt for an EgyptAir plane which crashed in some of the deepest waters of the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday. | Video


Egypt must work harder to revive tourism after EgyptAir crash: minister 22 May 2016

CAIRO Egypt will have to work 10 times harder to revive its tourism industry, Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said on Sunday, after a series of setbacks including the crash of an EgyptAir flight into the Mediterranean three days ago.


Israel says return of artefacts to Egypt shows relations warming 22 May 2016

JERUSALEM Israel on Sunday returned to Egypt two stolen sarcophagi lids, saying the repatriation of the millennia-old artefacts was a sign of warmer relations between the two countries.


EgyptAir jet sent smoke-alarm warnings before crash 22 May 2016

PARIS/CAIRO The EgyptAir jet which crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday sent a series of warnings indicating that smoke had been detected on board, shortly before it disappeared off radar screens, French investigators said on Saturday. | Video


EgyptAir crash preliminary report will take one month: newspaper 21 May 2016

CAIRO A preliminary report into Thursday's EgyptAir crash will be presented in one month, the head of the Egyptian investigation team was quoted as saying by Egypt's state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper.