All foreign flights to Iraq Kurd capital to end Friday

Thursday, 28 September 2017

All foreign flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Erbil will be suspended from Friday evening on Baghdad's orders, its airport director said, following a controversial independence referendum. “All international flights without exception to and from Erbil will stop from 6:00 pm (1500 GMT) on Friday following a decision by the Iraqi cabinet and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi,” Talar Faiq Salih told AFP on Thursday. Abadi ordered the halt to flights serving airports in ...

Official coalition spokesman asks UN to run Sana’a International Airport

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Official spokesman of the coalition (the coalition to restore legitimate Yemeni government), Colonel Turki Al-malki, announced that the Joint Forces Command had followed what was published by OCHA in Yemen regarding banning commercial flights from and to Sana’a International Airport, he added that the coalition command had and is still working to its best efforts to ensure the safe arrival of all commercial, cargo and relief flights to all Yemeni airports in Sana’a, Aden, Al Hudaydah ...

London City Airport’s flights to be controlled from 70 miles away

Friday, 19 May 2017

If you fly into London City in two years’ time, air traffic controllers won’t see your plane through a window but will guide it down from screens 70 miles away as the airport becomes one of the first in a major capital to use a digital control tower. Staff will monitor planes with the help of high-tech 360-degree cameras and sensors fitted to a newly constructed tower, with data and a panoramic views all feeding through to the national air traffic control center in the southern town ...

Israel minister says Damascus blast consistent with country’s policy

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said a massive explosion near Damascus International Airport on Thursday was consistent with Israel’s policy, but stopped short of confirming his country was behind it. Israeli warplanes have hit the airport and other bases around the Syrian capital in the past, targeting what it said were weapons stockpiles of its Lebanese foe Hezbollah, which is allied with the Syrian government. “We are acting to prevent the transfer of sophisticated ...

Paris Orly airport attacker identified as Ziyed Ben Belgacem

Saturday, 18 March 2017

A man who was shot dead by French police after seizing a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport in France on Saturday has been identified as 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem. Along with his father and brother, a cousin of the attacker has now been detained, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told a press conference. The man was known to police and intelligence services, Interior Minister Bruno le Roux told reporters. A police source described him as a radicalized Muslim but did not identify him ...

Muhammad Ali’s son says he was detained again at airport

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained and questioned at a Washington airport before being allowed to board a flight to Fort Lauderdale after meeting with lawmakers to discuss a separate airport detention incident last month, a lawyer for the late heavyweight champion’s son said Friday.Ali and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were stopped at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after returning from Jamaica on Feb. 7. They traveled to Washington on Wednesday without incident to speak ...

Egyptian director released after detention on drug possession charges

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Youssef, who was flying on EgyptianAir from Cairo to Paris, was caught with drugs inside his suitcase at the security point

Florida airport shooter had mental health issues

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Esteban Santiago opened fire at at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, killing 5

Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after ISIS attack

Saturday, 10 December 2016

In recent weeks fighting has been concentrated to the city’s east from the southern front

Fire rips through Damascus Mezze military airport

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

During the Syrian war, the Assad regime has relied on the airport as a base to attack surrounding rebel-held areas

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