Lufthansa nixes Iran flights, other airlines reroute
12 January 2020 | 1:59 pm
Lufthansa has canceled its routes to Iran, as well as those of Austrian Airlines. Many other major airlines have announced new flight plans that avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspace.
3 Mar 2021
The pilotless "Loyal Wingman" flew over the Australian desert displaying potential for new approaches to military strategy. Several countries are developing similar projects, enticed by lower costs and reduced risks.
6 Mar 2021
Germany's national carrier Lufthansa has announced billions of euros worth of losses for 2020. Coronavirus disruption has catapulted the airline into an unprecedented crisis.
9 Mar 2021
Zamfara politicians fault declaration of Zamfara as 'No Flight Zone
31 Mar 2021
All passengers flying into Germany are now required to provide a negative COVID test before boarding. The change is regardless of the virus risk level in the country of origin.
1 Apr 2021
Vietnamese police said that by breaking quarantine rules, the man affected at least 2,000 people who were either put into quarantine or asked to isolate at home.
9 Apr 2021
Deportation flights of asylum-seekers to Afghanistan remain controversial, due to the precarious security situation there.
25 Apr 2021
NASA has carried out the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity was able to lift, rotate, and land. More complicated tests are planned in the coming weeks.
24 May 2021
Passengers who were aboard a Ryanair flight carrying a wanted Belarusian opposition activist to Lithuania describes what happened during the flight, after it was forced by Belarus to land in Minsk. The plane was diverted from its Athens-to-Vilnius route, ostensibly over a security scare.
25 May 2021
It is enough to hijack the agenda of an EU summit. A supposed bomb threat was the pretext for forcing a Ryanair flight to land in Belarus, where authorities could then pluck an independent journalist from the plane. What kind of a precedent is set by the scrambling of military jets to force a commercial carrier to land? What is Europe going to do about it?
31 May 2021
The new routes follow EU advice against using Belarusian airspace. On Sunday, the Minsk government sparked international outrage by forcing the landing of a Ryanair jet to arrest a dissident journalist.
21 Jun 2021
Boeing said it hopes to have the new model in service within the next two years. But the company's reputation has been damaged by crashes involving earlier versions of the MAX plane.
7 Aug 2021
America's top diplomat in Afghanistan, Ross Wilson, says that the first flight carrying Afghans who worked as interpreters for American troops and diplomats has arrived in the United States, the start of an operation to evacuate thousands from possible Taliban retaliation.
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The burning of fossil fuels like coal and gas supercharged the heat wave that has scorched India and Pakistan in recent weeks, two separate attribution studies have found.
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The opposition leader has been behind bars since January 2021 on charges of fraud. The US has described the legal process as a "sham" while human rights groups have decried his treatment in prison.
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Imran Khan may be out as prime minister, but he still has plenty of supporters. They turned out in force on Sunday, and his party has called for more protests. This underscores how shaky political situation remains.
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Italians poured into the streets and squares of Rome in massive numbers on Wednesday as the A.S. Roma soccer team defeated Feyenoord to win the Europa conference league final.
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Olaf Scholz signed deals that will see Germany help African nations build their infrastructure to extract and export oil and gas to Europe. He also promised to keep German troops in the Sahel.