Russia has restored permission for Russian airlines to fly to Egypt. The decision, which became effective Jan. 2, ended a ban that was imposed following the destruction of a Russian airliner by a terrorist bomb in October 2015. The aircraft, a Metrojet Airbus A321, crashed shortly after taking off from Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh. All 224 on board were killed. A local affiliate organization of the jihadist group Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the ...

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