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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.

Pepper spray 'prankster' may have sparked Germany airport alarm

Hamburg - German emergency services temporarily evacuated Hamburg airport Sunday and treated almost 70 people after an irritant gas was released in the building -- probably by a "prankster" using pepper spray, firefighters said.

Dubai airport says still top for international traffic

Dibai - Dubai International cemented its title as the world's busiest airport for international passengers in 2016, with a 7.2 percent increase in traveller numbers to 83.6 million, its operator said Tuesday.

Florida airport gunman set for court hearing

Miami - An Iraq war vet who had told the FBI he was hearing voices urging him to watch Islamic State videos was set to appear in court Monday to face charges for the killing of five people at a Florida airport.

Video emerges of Florida airport gunman opening fire

Miami - Video of the moment a gunman opened fire at a Florida airport emerged Sunday as authorities try to piece together his motive for traveling to the state to carry out a killing spree that left five dead and six wounded.

US officials not ruling out terrorism in airport shooting

Miami - US authorities are not ruling out "the terrorism angle" as a potential motive of the Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, officials said.

Five dead in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Miami - A gunman opened fire Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport, a major tourist hub in Florida, killing five people and injuring eight, and sending panicked travelers fleeing for safety.

Meet LiLou: San Francisco Airport's therapy pig

San Fransisco - The experience of passing through an airport feel a lot like being a herded animal. San Francisco airport has gone one better and has deployed a pig. And it's no ordinary pig, but a therapy pig.
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Istanbul: Ataturk airport.
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Main Terminal of Washington Dulles International Airport at dusk in Virginia. Airports are part of a state's transportation infrastructure.
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Check-in area at Prestwick Airport.
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Girona-Costa Brava airport in Spain.
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TSA officers testing drinks purchased inside the airport for explosives.
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London Heathrow Airport, U.K.
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An empty Istanbul Airport during the Iceland volcanic ash incident
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