Mr Samaha said he was on the plane but had been evacuated with other passengers
The plane was carrying 56 passengers along with seven crew and one EgyptAir security officer
Airbus A320 carrying 55 passengers was hijacked by a man claiming to have a suicide belt
Cypriot authorities said the crisis had been brought to an end with no hostages harmed
Exclusive: Finds were seized on suspicion of being antiques recovered without permission from Cypriot waters
This account of the tumultuous events of 1956 is vivid and fast-moving, but the bigger picture is absent
Britain has already been engaged in a long campaign against Isis, one that has been going on for a year and three months
'These people need to be relocated to the UK because the UK has a responsibility over them'
Glafkos Clerides was the incarnation of modern, independent Cyprus – from the struggle for independence from Britain to the tragedy of the Turkish invasion and division of the island in 1974; from the long and still fruitless efforts to heal that partition to the entry of his country into the European Union in 2004.
In Syria, troops are moved to built-up areas and weapons to alternative locations
Meanwhile, Government announces that even if military action is blocked by the UN Security Council the UK 'would still be permitted under international law to take exceptional measures'
The Italian socialist authors' sequel to Q has finally been translated into English after a four year wait. James Legge meets half of their number
Ghost towns, abandoned government headquarters and decomposing train depots – around the world there are still hundreds of these locations, all infected with the sadness of a forgotten former life
An independent Scotland might find itself unable to guarantee the deposits of savers in the event of another financial crisis, the Treasury warns today.
Fight to protect haloumi could deepen the enmity on this divided island