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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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12 killed, 49 hurt after plane crashes in Kazakhstan

In this handout photo provided by the Emergency Situations Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, police and rescuers work on the side of a plane crash near Almaty International Airport, outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Almaty International Airport said a Bek Air plane crashed Friday in Kazakhstan shortly after takeoff causing numerous deaths.

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Somalia thanks Qatar for civil aviation aid

Photo/Associated Pres/A Somali civil aviation official says at least 15 Qatar Airways flights have used Somalia’s airspace since Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations moved to sever links with the Gulf nation. Ambassador of Qatar to Somalia, Hassan bin Hamza Hashem, handed over the shipment to the Director-General of the Somali Civil Aviation Authority Ahmed

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Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

Photo/Reuters A Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said. All 347 passengers and 18 crew aboard Flight 113, a Boeing Co 777 widebody, are safe, an airline spokeswoman said. Pilots of flight 113 declared an emergency

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Man Who Fell From Kenya Airways Plane Into a London Garden Identified

Kenya Airways The stowaway, who fell off a Kenya Airways plane moments before it landed at London’s Heathrow Airport in June has been identified. Sky News has identified the man as 29-year-old Paul Manyasi. About four months after the man fell from the sky, London police released an e-fit image of the stowaway in hunt

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