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Yemen FM pushes Aden as main airport at UN talks

Rimbo - Yemen's foreign minister on Saturday said the government-controlled city of Aden could be home to the country's main airport, amid talks to reopen the rebel-held international airport in the capital Sanaa.

Aden to be main Yemen airport, foreign minister says

Rimbo - Yemen's foreign minister on Saturday said that the government-controlled city of Aden will be home to the country's main airport, in the midst of talks to reopen the rebel-held international airport in the capital Sanaa.

Fitch cites airport cessation in negative Mexico outlook

Mexico - Fitch on Wednesday affirmed Mexico's long-term BBB+ debt rating but revised the outlook to negative, after president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will halt a multi-billion-dollar airport project.

Lopez Obrador says will cancel Mexico airport project

Mexico - Mexico's incoming leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he will halt construction of a new airport for the capital after it was rejected in a referendum.

Turkey to unveil giant new Istanbul airport

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on Monday due to inaugurate Istanbul's new international airport, which his government claims will become the world's largest.

United Airlines low fuel mayday triggers Australia emergency landing

Sydney - A shortage of fuel triggered a mayday call on a United Airlines flight crossing the Pacific from Los Angeles to Sydney Thursday, spurring Australian authorities into high alert.

160 workers freed after Istanbul airport protest

Ankara - Turkey has freed 160 workers out of almost 600 who were arrested following a protest over work-related deaths and poor conditions at the construction site for Istanbul's third airport.

Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: state media

Damascus - An Israeli missile attack targeted the Syrian capital's airport late Saturday, activating air defences which shot down a number of the projectiles, state news agency SANA reported.

Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: state media

Damas - An Israeli missile attack targeted the Syrian capital's airport late Saturday, activating air defences which shot down a number of the projectiles, state news agency SANA reported.

Police arrest protesters at at new Istanbul airport site

Istanbul - Turkish police on Saturday arrested at least 20 people as they broke up a protest against work-related deaths and poor conditions at the construction site of Istanbul's third airport, touted to be the world's largest airport when completed.

Rockets target airport despite fragile truce in Libya capital

Tripoli - The Libyan capital's only working airport has come under rocket fire just days after reopening following a UN-backed ceasefire between rival armed groups vying for influence in the oil-rich country.

Destroyed Gaza airport symbolises grounded peace hopes

Rafah - The opening of the Palestinians' first airport, in the presence of US president Bill Clinton, was a symbol of the hopes for independence and peace kindled by the Oslo accords.

Driver rams French airport terminal before runway chase

Lyon - French police arrested a man Monday following a high-speed car chase on the runway at Lyon airport after he rammed his car into a terminal and drove through the building.

Erdogan showcases new Istanbul airport ahead of elections

Istanbul - A plane carrying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday touched down at Istanbul's new airport, the first such landing by a passenger aircraft ahead of its official opening in October.

Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport

Sana - UAE-backed Yemeni government forces fought their way into Hodeida airport on Tuesday, pressing an offensive that has seen some of the most intense fighting of a three-year war against Huthi Shiite rebels.

Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE

Abu Dhabi - Yemeni government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, entered Hodeida airport on Tuesday, the UAE said, as the fight for control of the rebel-held port city intensifies.

Lebanese man stranded for 42 days in Ecuador airport

Quito - A Lebanese man has been stuck in immigration purgatory at an airport in Ecuador for 42 days after losing his passport and being returned there from Spain.

Power cut temporarily shuts Amsterdam's airport

Den Haag - A power cut overnight forced the temporary closure of Amsterdam's Schipol airport, one of Europe's busiest, officials said as they tried to get operations moving again Sunday.

Billionaire Slim jumps into Mexico election spat over airport

Mexico - Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim defended one of his prized investments Monday -- a huge new airport for Mexico City -- against the leading candidate for the country's presidential election, who has threatened to cancel the project.

Giant new Istanbul airport '85 pct done, to open on time'

Istanbul - Istanbul's giant new airport, which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes will make the city a global air traffic hub, is 85 percent finished and will open on time this year, the transport minister said Friday.

Fierce clashes as French police try to clear anti-capitalist camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Activists reinforced by dozens of their supporters clashed with police for a third day in western France on Wednesday to oppose their eviction from an anti-capitalist camp set up 10 years ago to protest a new airport.

Dawn clashes as French police clear anti-capitalist camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Clashes broke out before dawn at an anti-capitalist camp in western France on Wednesday as police battled for a third day to clear activists who first set up the alternative commune a decade ago.

Tear gas, petrol bombs as French police clear 'eco-camp'

Notre-dame-des-landes - French police battled Tuesday to evict anti-airport protesters and the creators of an alternative anti-capitalist settlement in western France during a second day of clashes.

Clashes as French police clear anti-airport protest camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - French anti-capitalist activists clashed with riot police at burning barricades Monday during a huge security operation to clear a rural protest camp at the site of an abandoned airport project.

French police clear utopian anti-airport protest camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Over 2,000 French police officers took part Monday in the expulsion of the last holdouts from an anti-capitalist camp at the site of an abandoned airport project near the western city of Nantes.

Valentines get quickie marriage licenses at Las Vegas airport

Las Vegas - The Las Vegas airport has given new meaning to rushing to make a connection, offering quickie wedding licenses for lovebirds desperate to get hitched on Valentine's Day.

France to clear decade-old airport protest camp

Paris - France scrapped controversial plans Wednesday for a new Atlantic coast airport and vowed to evict hundreds of environmental protesters who have lived in an anti-capitalist commune on the sprawling site for almost a decade.

France ditches plans for divisive west coast airport

Paris - The French government on Wednesday formally abandoned decades-old plans for a controversial new airport on the west coast that became a site of resistance for environmental activists.

10 killed in clashes at Libya's main international airport

Tripoli - Fighting at the Libyan capital's only working international airport killed at least 10 people Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there.

Atlanta airport, world's busiest, resumes operations after power cut

Atlanta - Atlanta airport, the world's busiest, slowly returned to normal Monday after an 11-hour power outage caused by an underground fire stranded thousands of passengers in the southern US metropolis and unleashed a storm of criticism.
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