May 25th Issue

EgyptAir: An Untimely End

As an international team of investigators scrambles to ascertain the cause of the crash, will we ever learn what happened to the doomed Egyptian airliner? By Sarah El Shaarawi On May 19, tragedy struck over the Mediterranean as EgyptAir’s flight MS804—en route from Paris to Cairo—crashed into deep blue waters without sending any distress signal. All 66 passengers including 10 crew members perished in the incident. Authorities from Egypt, France, Greece and Turkey are collaborating to ascertain the nature of the crash. So far none of those on board have been publicly implicated in the incident, but many questions as to what really happened remain unanswered. Much speculation can be put to rest if and when the flight recorder—commonly known as the black box—is found. In the case of flight MS804, the search for two of its black boxes is ongoing. On May 22, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said his (Read More)

Inside Cover

Memories Of A Distant Era

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Features

Death Becomes Them

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Casus Belli

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Countering Fear

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Down Time

Dreams Do Come True

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Running With The Bulls

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