November 20, 2015 Issue

In Focus

Finally Home

St. Petersburg, Russia—At Pulkovo Airport, a priest stands ready on November 6 to receive the remains of victims of the Metrojet Flight 9268 crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. All 224 people aboard were killed on their way here from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on October 31. U.S. and Egyptian authorities say the cause of the crash was most likely a bomb blasting the aircraft apart in midair, and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has claimed responsibility. Russia suspended all flights to Egypt and has started evacuating thousands of Russian tourists from resorts there.
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