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Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, killing three and injuring 179

A Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of a wet runway and broke into three pieces after landing on Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 179, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. The three had died in hospital, with 179 of the 183 aboard wounded, Koca told reporters in

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Israel approves travel to Saudi under limited circumstances

Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in their holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Waleed Ali/File Photo Israel on Sunday announced that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time, under certain conditions. Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, after consulting with

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Gulf carriers fly over Iraq, Iran after military action deters others

Photo Credit Reuters Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries, even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes. Executives and analysts said carriers in the Gulf, a major transit stop between European

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Charter plane crash-lands in Kajiado

Photo Credit/ Daily Nation/The aircraft belonging to Yellow Wings Air Services after the crash landing. A light aircraft en route to the Amboseli National Park on Thursday morning crash-landed at Mashuru area in Kajiado County. The plane that came from Wilson Airport in Nairobi was ferrying three tourists. The pilot and passengers escaped with minor

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UK issues travel advisory on Kenya after Manda Bay attack

The Manda Bay Attack • Around 190,000 UK residents visit Kenya every year and most visits are trouble-free. • UK says that terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Kenya. The United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory for its citizens visiting Kenya following the Manda Bay attack. The UK, through

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EU aviation agency warns against flights over Iran ‘until further notice’

In this file photo taken on Aug. 15, 2016 a Boeing 737 airplane takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. (AFP Photo) The EU’s air safety agency Saturday advised airlines to avoid flying over Iran, after Tehran admitted mistakenly shooting down a passenger jet, killing 176 people. After days of denials,

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Iran says military shot down Ukrainian passenger plane in error

Iran said on Saturday its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard, saying air defenses were fired in error while on high alert in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq. Iran had previously vigorously denied bringing the plane down. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who

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President Considers New Travel Ban

Photo Credit Reuters By Gary Leff Three years ago, shortly after President Trump entered office, he issued an executive order that, among other things, banned visas for people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — even for those who have been living in the U.S. in valid employment or student status but

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US blames Iran for Ukrainian jetliner downing, pledges probe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefs reporters about additional sanctions placed on Iran, at the White House, Friday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Washington with and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) The U.S. promised “appropriate action” Friday in response to its assessment that an Iranian missile was responsible for downing a Ukrainian jetliner

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63 Canadians killed in plane crash near Tehran: Ukrainian official

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim of a Ukrainian plane crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) SHAHEDSHAHR, IRAN — Dozens of Canadians were among the 176 people killed in a plane crash just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital’s main airport,

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