Family’s plea to save British-Egyptian activist ahead of COP27
As global leaders descend on Sharm-El-Sheik for COP 27, the family of a British Egyptian activist are appealing to them to speak out as they fear he may die in prison.
The life and tragic death of Egyptian LGBT activist Sarah Hegazi
The story of Egypt – of hope and promise giving way to oppression and fear – was brought into sharp focus with the death of one prominent LGBT activist.
Nawal El Saadawi on the dangers of writing
We speak to the Egyptian author and feminist campaigner Nawal El Saadawi – who says danger has been a part of her life ever since she picked up a pen.
EgyptAir hijack: flight lands at Cyprus airport
A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an Egyptian plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo on Tuesday and forced it to land in Cyprus.
IS publishes photo of ‘bomb that destroyed plane’
Islamic State has published a picture of what it claims is the bomb used to blow up a Russian passenger plane over Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.
Rescue flights forced to turn back from Egypt
Thousands of Britons remain stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh after rescue flights were forced to turn back in mid-air.
Putin suspends Russian flights to Egypt
Moscow suspending passenger flights to Egypt after the Sinai air crash, just a day after suggesting Britain had acted prematurely by grounding jets.
Sharm el-Sheikh: confusion over evacuation plans
The Transport Secretary says most British tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh will be home by this evening; but EasyJet says its planned rescue flights “have been suspended by the Egyptian authorities”.
Protests as Egypt’s President al-Sisi welcomed at Number 10
Pro and anti-Sisi demonstrators clash as David Cameron welcomes the controversial leader, who is accused of mass human rights abuses.
Sharm el-Sheikh: ‘significant possibility’ IS caused crash
David Cameron says it’s looking “increasingly likely” the crash was caused by a terrorist bomb. German and Dutch airlines have joined the UK and temporarily stopped flights in and out of the resort.
Flights from Sharm el-Sheikh to UK delayed over bomb fears
As Downing Street says that the Russian jet that crashed over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula may have been brought down by an explosive device, flights to the UK are delayed to allow further checks.
Russian plane crash: ‘unusual sounds’ in cockpit
Transcripts of cockpit recordings from the Metrojet plane which crashed in the Sinai desert with the loss of 224 lives are reported to reveal unusual sounds just before the disaster.
Russian plane crash due to “external activity”, airline says
A terrorist attack on the Russian plane which was brought down over the Egyptian desert cannot be ruled out, the Kremlin’s spokesman added.
Cameron: Britain shares Russia’s pain over air crash
The Prime Minister tells Vladimir Putin that Britain “shares the pain and grief” of the Russian people after a passenger plane crashed in Egypt, killing more than 220 people.
No survivors after Russian passenger plane crashes in Sinai
A Metrojet airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. Russia says claims of terrorist involvement are inaccurate.