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Sunday, November 8, 2015
'No findings yet' from Russian plane crash probe
Egypt pushed back on Saturday against international suspicions a bomb downed a Russian plane in the Sinai, as intensifying restrictions on air travel threatened to cripple its vital tourism industry.
Morocco King Mohammed VI in a rare visit to disputed Western Sahara
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has vowed that revenues from the mineral-rich Western Sahara will continue to be invested locally, on a rare visit to the disputed territory.
Western countries have not helped over  war on terror: Egyptian foreign minister
Egypt's foreign minister complained on Saturday that Western governments had not sufficiently helped Egypt in its war on terrorism and had not shared relevant intelligence with Cairo regarding the downed Russian airplane that crashed last week in the Sinai, killing 224 people.
The World Health Organization declared Sierra Leone free from Ebola transmissions on Saturday, as West Africa battles to stamp out the deadly virus that is holding on in neighboring Guinea.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to suspend all Russian flights to Egypt on Friday after a recommendation by his chief of intelligence for a halt until the cause of last week's crash of a passenger jet in the Sinai Peninsula is determined, as an official said pieces of wreckage from the plane had been brought to Moscow to test for possible traces of explosives.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Obama says bomb may have caused Egypt plane crash
LONDON - US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron both believe a bomb may have downed a Russian plane in Egypt, with reports Friday suggesting their view was based on intercepted communications between militants.
US, UK say bomb may have downed Russian jet
The United States and Britain said Wednesday a bomb may have brought down a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, as the Islamic State group insisted it caused the disaster.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
A cargo plane that was reportedly overloaded crashed along the banks of the Nile River after taking off from the South Sudan's capital, killing at least 25 people, witnesses and officials said.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Investigators began their examination on Tuesday of the two "black boxes" from the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, as President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said the probe would take time.
Pope Francis's visit to the violence-hit Central African Republic (CAR) remains "on the program," the Vatican said Monday, but the trip planned for late November would have to be canceled if fighting in the capital intensifies.
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