Please note:
You are in the euro|topics archive. For current articles from the European press review, please go to

Home / Who's saying what / Who's saying what

Was the IS behind the Airbus crash?

Evidence is mounting that a bomb planted by the IS brought down the Russian passenger jet over the Sinai Peninsula. Will this prompt Russia and the West to change their strategy in the fight against the terrorist organisation?

Echo Moskwy - Russia | Tuesday, 17. November 2015

Global perspectives: Why Moscow hushed up IS bomb

Journalist Matvei Ganapolsky explains on his blog for the radio station Echo of Moscow why Russia waited until last Tuesday to classify the plane crash over the Sinai Peninsula as a terror attack: » more

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Wednesday, 18. November 2015

IS terror unites Russia and West once again

First Western intelligence agencies and now the Russian intelligence service FSB have classified the crash of a Russian jet over the Sinai Peninsula that killed all 224 people on board as an act of terrorism. With this admission Russian President Vladimir Putin could move closer to forming a joint anti-terror alliance, hopes the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: » more

Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic | Friday, 6. November 2015

IS terror on a new scale

If suspicions that the Russian passenger jet was brought down by a bomb over the Sinai Peninsula prove correct then danger is imminent, the liberal business paper Hospodářské noviny warns: » more

Dennik N - Slovakia | Monday, 2. November 2015

Why should IS shoot down a Russian airbus?

A Russian Airbus A-321 passenger jet carrying more than 220 people crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday. Russian experts believe the plane broke up in the air. A militant group affiliated to the IS has claimed responsibility for the crash, but the liberal daily Dennik N voices doubt: » more

The Sunday Times - United Kingdom | Sunday, 8. November 2015

IS terror must be a wake-up call

If a bomb planted by the terrorist IS organisation really did cause the crash of the Russian passenger jet over the Sinai desert, the West must react, the conservative Sunday Times demands: » more

Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | Friday, 6. November 2015

IS already benefiting from speculation

Whether it resulted from a bomb or a technical fault, the terrorist IS group has already capitalised on the Russian passenger plane's crash, the liberal conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung observes: » more

Avvenire - Italy | Friday, 6. November 2015

Propaganda war between US and Russia

The row over what caused the plane to crash is allowing the tragedy to be used for propaganda purposes, writes the Catholic daily Avvenire in outrage: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Thursday, 5. November 2015

Cairo a target of Islamist terror

After evaluating new sources the British government and the US intelligence services announced on Wednesday that there was a strong possibility that an explosive brought down the Russian passenger jet over the Sinai Peninsula. This forces Cairo to concede that the country is the target of Islamist terror, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore concludes: » more

Sydsvenskan - Sweden | Monday, 9. November 2015

Don't react to plane attack with panic

More than a week after the plane crash on the Sinai Peninsula the evidence points to a bomb having been placed on board by an IS terrorist affiliate. Nevertheless a cool head is called for, the liberal daily Sydsvenskan writes: » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Thursday, 5. November 2015

Bomb could alter Putin's Syria strategy

If the bomb theory is confirmed it could change Putin's strategy in Syria, the conservative daily Financial Times believes: » more


© Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung


Further articles on the subject » Crises / War, » International Relations, » Terrorism, » Europe, » Egypt, » Syria, » U.S., » Russia
More from the press review on the subject » Crises / War, » International Relations, » Terrorism, » Europe, » Egypt, » Syria, » U.S., » Russia

Other content