Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Philippines: Has Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ gone too far?

Read more

FOCUS

America's future strategy in Southeast Asia? Local US allies keen for answers

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South African capital

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

White House silence over Kansas bar shooting angers India

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Mobile World Congress opens in Barcelona

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Trump: ‘Fake news’ and unnamed sources

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump administration, Turkey crackdown, French presidential race (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump administration, Turkey crackdown, French presidential race (part 1)

Read more

Middle East france 24

Hijacked EgyptAir plane forced to land in Cyprus

© PASCAL PAVANI / AFP | An EgyptAir A340, not the plane that has apparently been hijacked.

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-03-29

A commercial airliner en route to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus on Tuesday, according to civil aviation and police sources. Follow our live blog below for all the latest information on this developing story.

  • An EgyptAir plane, reported to be carrying 55 passengers and a seven-member crew, took off from the Egyptian city of Alexandria before it was diverted.
  • Originally bound for Cairo, Flight MS181 was diverted to Larnaca, Cyprus.
  • Local media say that the hijacker, who is armed and may have explosives, has freed some of the passengers.

For all the latest information on the EgyptAir flight see our live blog below.

Smartphone and tablet users can see this live blog by clicking here.

Date created : 2016-03-29

  • CYPRUS - SYRIA

    Hundreds of Syrian refugees disembark in Cyprus after rescue

    Read more

  • LIBYA

    US Navy seizes rogue Libya oil tanker, Pentagon says

    Read more

  • CYPRUS

    German parliament approves Cyprus bailout package

    Read more

COMMENT(S)