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Pakistan denies use of airspace to Indian president

Islamabad - Pakistan on Saturday said it had denied India's President Ram Nath Kovind permission to fly through its airspace -- access to which is usually granted -- due to New Delhi's recent "behaviour".

Pakistan reopens airspace, ending months of flight restrictions

Karachi - Pakistan on Tuesday fully reopened its airspace for all civilian traffic, ending months of restrictions affecting major international routes including from India after clashes between the nuclear-armed rivals brought them to the brink of war.

Trump to sign executive order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8s

U.S. President Donald Trump has just announced that he will be signing an emergency executive order today grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8s and 9s from flying in U.S. airspace.

Ukraine should have closed air space over war zone: MH17 inquiry

Verhoven - Kiev should have closed the air space over eastern Ukraine because of the conflict with pro-Russian separatists, the official inquiry into the MH17 air disaster found Tuesday.

Japan protests after 'Russian' plane enters airspace

Toukyo - Japan has lodged a protest with Russia after scrambling four jet fighters to intercept a foreign aircraft -- believed to be Russian -- which briefly violated its airspace, officials said Wednesday.

Why were commercial planes still flying over Ukraine?

Seoul - The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over rebel-held eastern Ukraine has raised questions over why the company persisted in flying in conflict-zone airspace that many other Asian carriers had abandoned months ago.

Why were commercial planes still flying over Ukraine?

Seoul - The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over rebel-held eastern Ukraine has raised questions over why the company persisted in flying in conflict-zone airspace that many other Asian carriers had abandoned months ago.

Moscow denies Russian jets violated Ukraine airspace

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry on Saturday denied claims by the Pentagon and Ukraine's pro-Western leader that its planes had repeatedly violated Ukrainian airspace in recent days.

Brazil to declare no-fly zone over World Cup stadiums

The Brazilian Air Force will declare no-fly zones over World Cup stadiums to prevent terrorist attacks during this year's soccer tournament, but there's a catch: it can't shoot down intruders, for now...

Gibraltar complains of four Spanish jet planes entering airspace

Gibraltar - In the latest incident in the tensions between Gibraltar and Spain, four Spanish jet planes buzzed the tiny British-held territory on Wednesday, entering the airspace apparently without permission.

Bolivian presidential plane grounded over Snowden suspicions

Vienna - After attending a major gas supplier summit in Moscow, Bolivian president Evo Morales left, only to be forced to land in Austria over suspicions that Edward Snowden had stowed away on board the presidential plane.

Dispute escalates, UAE turns away plane with Canadian officials

The United Arab Emirates closed its airspace to a plane carrying Canadian government and military officials on Monday, expressing their unhappiness with the country’s stand on commercial landing rights.

Azza Boeing Banned from UAE Airspace

Azza Boeing, the Sudanese cargo operator that crashed last week killing all six crew on board, has been stopped from using UAE airspace until further investigations are carried out.

11 Airspace Violations Around Camp David

The Secret Service now tells CBS News that there were eleven violations of temporary flight restrictions around Camp David, the presidential retreat located in Maryland, on Sunday.
 

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A group of disputed islands  Uotsuri island (top)  Minamikojima (bottom) and Kitakojima  known as Se...
A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island (top), Minamikojima (bottom) and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea
With permission by Reuters / Kyodo
Chinese naval soldiers stand guard on China s first aircraft carrier Liaoning.
Chinese naval soldiers stand guard on China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning.
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