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Iraqi forces retake base, airport, oil field from Kurds

Baghdad - Iraqi forces made rapid progress on Monday in their operation against Kurdish fighters in the disputed Kirkuk province, seizing a key military base, an airport and an oil field, commanders said.

Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

Berlin - Berliners have voted to keep open the Cold War-era city airport Tegel, threatening political turbulence in the German capital and more trouble for Chancellor Angela Merkel after a bruising election victory.

Israeli strikes hit weapons depot by Damascus airport: monitor

Birut - Israeli strikes hit a weapons depot by Damascus airport overnight, targeting a warehouse belonging to Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which is allied with the Syrian government, a monitor said Friday.

Private jet crashes at Istanbul's main airport, four wounded: official

Istanbul - A private jet crashed on landing and burst into flames Thursday while making an emergency landing at Istanbul's main international airport, leaving four injured, officials said.

Berlin in political dog fight over airport chaos

Berlin - Berlin's scandal-plagued BER airport project, now delayed five years with no opening date in sight, has become the laughing stock of Germany, but things are about to get more complicated.As the six-billion-euro ($7.

2,000 evacuated after scare at Paris's main airport

- At least 2,000 people were evacuated from Paris's main airport on Saturday and eight flights cancelled after an individual went into a "restricted area" without going through security controls, airport sources said.

Turkey remembers Istanbul airport attack blamed on IS

Istanbul - Turkey on Wednesday marked one year since the triple suicide bombing and gun attack on its main international airport in Istanbul that left dozens dead and was blamed on Islamic State jihadists.

Airport in Kazakh capital renamed after president

Astana - The airport in oil-rich Kazakhstan's capital Astana has been renamed after long-reigning President Nursultan Nazarbayev, state media reported on Wednesday, citing a government resolution that will fuel accusations of a leadership cult.

Libya unity forces take control of Tripoli airport

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government on Thursday took control of Tripoli International Airport, which was largely destroyed in 2014, after the withdrawal of rival militias from the site.

Will it ever open? Berliners laugh, cry over long delayed airport

Berlin - Lufthansa had its planes ready and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was lined up for the ribbon-cutting ceremony -- all was in place for the opening of Berlin's state-of-the-art airport on June 3, 2012.Except the airport itself.

Israeli missiles hit near Damascus airport: Syria state media

Damascus - A huge blast which struck near Damascus airport early on Thursday was caused by Israeli missiles hitting a "military position", Syria's state SANA news agency reported.

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

Damascus - Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call from regime ally Russia for restraint.

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

Damascus - Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call from regime ally Russia for restraint.

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

Damascus - Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call from regime ally Russia for restraint.

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

Birut - A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday setting off large fires, a monitoring group said, without specifying the cause. The blast was outside the airport itself.

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

Birut - A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday setting off large fires, a monitoring group said, without specifying the cause. The blast was outside the airport itself.

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

Birut - A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday setting off large fires, a monitoring group said, without specifying the cause. The blast was outside the airport itself.

Two charged over supplying gun to French airport attacker

Paris - French anti-terrorism judges have charged two men suspected of involvement in supplying a weapon to the gunman killed at Paris's Orly airport after attacking soldiers, a judicial source said Saturday.

'My son was no terrorist': father of French airport attacker

Paris - The father of the French man shot dead at Orly airport in Paris after attacking a soldier said Sunday his son was "not a terrorist" and that his actions were caused by drink and drugs."My son was not a terrorist. He never prayed and he drank.

French airport attacker 'had drunk and taken drugs'

Paris - The man shot dead at Paris's Orly airport after attacking a soldier was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, a judicial source said Sunday.

Flights resume at Paris airport, investigators grill attacker's family

Paris - Flights at Paris' Orly airport were returning to normal Sunday a day after a man triggered a major security alert and travel chaos when he attacked a soldier before being shot dead.

A catalogue of terror in France

Paris - A man who said he was ready to die for Allah was shot dead after attacking a soldier at Paris's Orly airport, triggering a major security alert that caused travel chaos.

Paris airport attack: What we know

Paris - A man who had been investigated for links to radical Islam was shot dead at Paris's Orly airport on Saturday after attacking a soldier on patrol and grabbing her rifle.

Paris airport attacker said he was 'ready to die for Allah'

Paris - A man who said he was ready to die for Allah was shot dead on Saturday after attacking a soldier at Paris's Orly airport, triggering a major security alert that caused travel chaos.

Rio renames airport after women's rights activist

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's main airport said Tuesday it will mark International Women's Day by temporarily changing its name in honor of a prominent activist against domestic violence, Maria da Penha.

Britain urges Malaysia to share evidence on Kim VX attack

New York - Britain on Monday urged Malaysia to share evidence from the lethal VX nerve gas attack on Kim Jong-Un's half-brother with the United Nations, which could take action against North Korea.

Teams seal off scene of Kim killing, sweep Malaysia terminal

Sepang - Civil defence personnel in hazmat suits sealed off the scene of the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam early Sunday to sweep the site for toxins -- almost two weeks after he was killed with a lethal nerve agent.

Kim suffered painful death within 20 minutes of attack: minister

Kuala Lumpur - Kim Jong-Nam was dead within 20 minutes of being attacked and would have suffered a "very painful death" as his major organs shut down, Malaysia's health minister said Sunday.

Kim suffered painful death within 20 minutes of attack: minister

Kuala Lumpur - Kim Jong-Nam was dead within 20 minutes of being attacked and would have suffered a "very painful death" as his major organs shut down, Malaysia's health minister said Sunday.

Kim suffered painful death within 20 minutes of attack: minister

Kuala Lumpur - Kim Jong-Nam was dead within 20 minutes of being attacked and would have suffered a "very painful death" as his major organs shut down, Malaysia's health minister said Sunday.
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