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October 31, 2015 3:17 PM LATEST: Russia says claims from Islamic State that they caused plane crash 'can't be considered accurate'

* Reuters are reporting that Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the plane crash * However, Russian government is disputing this * Russian government minister said the group's claims 'can't be considered accurate' * Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed in Eypt's Sinai Peninsula * Plane lost radar contact and plummeted from its cruising 14

October 31, 2015 2:34 PM Islamic State claims responsibility for Russian plane crash in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) - A militant group affiliated to Islamic State in Egypt claimed responsibility for the downing of a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday, the group said in a statement circulated by supporters on Twitter. Egyptian security sources earlier on Saturday said early investigations suggested the plane 5

October 31, 2015 2:08 PM 217 Russians, three Ukrainians were on board crashed Russian plane

CAIRO: A Russian aircraft carrying more than 220 people crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula more than 20 minutes after take-off from a Red Sea resort popular with Russian tourists, Egypt’s Ministry of Civil Aviation said. It is not immediately known whether there are any survivors among the 217 passengers and seven 5

October 31, 2015 1:26 PM Airbus says aircraft that crashed in Egypt was A321-200

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus confirmed on Saturday that an A321-200 aircraft operated by Metrojet crashed in the Sinai peninsula on Saturday, and the company was ready to provide full support in the investigation. The aircraft was 18 years old and had been operated by Metrojet since 2012, Airbus said in a statement. The aircraft had accumulated around 56,000 flight 4

October 31, 2015 12:48 PM 1MDB says bids for energy unit Edra Global Energy close to amount it targets

KUALA LUMPUR (Bloomberg) - 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the debt-ridden state investment company that nearly defaulted earlier this year, said the offers it received for its energy unit are close to the amount it desires. 1MDB expects RM16 billion (S$5.2 billion) to RM18 billion for Edra Global Energy and has received bids close to that figure 4

October 31, 2015 12:26 PM 'Many dead' as Russian plane carrying 224 crashes in Sinai

CAIRO: A Russian plane with 224 people on board crashed in a mountainous part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, leaving "many" dead including 17 children, officials said. The chartered passenger plane had taken off from the south Sinai resort of Sharm el-Sheikh bound for Saint Petersburg and lost contact with air traffic control 23 minutes later 4

October 31, 2015 11:17 AM UPDATED: Egyptian authorities start to remove bodies

CAIRO: Egypt has begun removing bodies from the site where a Russian passenger plane crashed today in the Sinai Peninsula with 224 people on board. An AFP report quoted officials of saying this moments after the Eygptian government officially announced the wreckage had been found. "Military planes have discovered the wreckage of the plane... in a mountainous 1

October 31, 2015 9:15 AM Russian passenger plane crashes in Sinai

CAIRO: A Russian passenger plane carrying 224 people crashed on Saturday in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian officials said. "A Russian civilian plane ... crashed in the central Sinai," the office of Prime Minister Sharif Ismail said in a statement. A senior aviation official said the plane was a charter flight operated by a Russian company 2

October 31, 2015 8:46 AM Russian airliner with 224 aboard crashes in Sinai

A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula today, the Egyptian prime minister’s office and civil aviation ministry said. The Airbus A-321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia with registration number KGL-9268, was flying from the Sinai coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it went down in a desolate 5

October 31, 2015 8:29 AM Plane carrying over 200 passengers crashes in Egypt

A Russian passenger plane carrying over 200 people has crashed in central Sinai, Egypt has confirmed. Egyptian air traffic control had lost contact with the civilian airliner shortly after it took off from Sharm el-Sheikh to head to Russia. It is understood that the passenger plane was mainly carrying Russian tourists and was travelling from the Red Sea resort 11