On Mondayalone, Egypt destroyed 20 newly founded tunnels, saying that it needs to defend itself and its borders from "terrorist attacks" in the Sinai desert
, which caused the death of dozens of Egyptiansoldiers.
Flights into and out of Sharm el-Sheikh were suspended after the Airbus A321 crashed in the Sinai desert
eight days ago, killing 217 passengers and seven crew.
Muqaddam said the auto-pilot was still engaged when the crash occurred and debris were scattered over a wide area of the Sinai desert
extending for 13 km (8 miles), adding that this was "consistent with an in-flight break-up".
All 224 people on board were killed when the Metrojet flight bound for St Petersburg from Sharm el-Sheikh came down in the Sinai desert
A DRAMATIC heat flash was detected over the Sinai desert
at the exact moment a Russian plane broke up and crashed.
Investigations continue into what caused the Airbus A321-200 to crash into the Sinai desert
on Saturday, killing all 224 people on board.
He also said the Sinai desert
is well-scrutinised by intelligence agencies, so a missile would have been seen.
Meanwhile, aviation experts continued to comb debris, which is spread over a wide area of the Sinai desert
, for clues.
The regretful passenger plane crash in the Sinai desert
and death of a considerable number of citizens of the friendly and neighboring country of the Russian Federation saddened us," Dehqan said in his message on Tuesday.
Gulf giant Emirates and two leading European airlines, Lufthansa and Air France, said they were rerouting flights over the Sinai desert
where the Russian Metrojet Airbus crashed on Saturday morning, killing all 224 passengers and crew on board.
In 2003, Doug was forced to re-route to the Sinai Desert
in Egypt after the China expedition was cancelled because of the deadly SARS epidemic.
Victor Guiza captures the feeling of the heat, dryness and vastness of the wide expanse of the arid Sinai desert
and the hopelessness of the circumstances surrounding Mylo's situation in his full color illustrations.