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After a four-month suspension, flights have resumed from Libya's Tripoli airport.

Iran described the interception of a passenger plane by US fighter jets in Syria last month as 'unlawful' and 'adventuristic', calling on the UN to hold the US accountable

Iran, Ukraine hold 'constructive' talks on downed airliner

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Iran, Ukraine hold 'constructive' talks on downed airliner

The two states agreed that a 'most transparent and unbiased investigation by Iran is needed'.

Iran to take 'political, legal measures' over plane incident

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Iran to take 'political, legal measures' over plane incident

Iran's mission to the UN will take its concerns to the Security Council, claiming US military jets "threatened" an Iranian passenger plane over ...

Turkey suspends Iran and Afghanistan flights over coronavirus outbreak

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Turkey suspends Iran and Afghanistan flights over coronavirus outbreak

Turkey has suspended flights to Iran and Afghanistan as part of measures against the coronavirus outbreak, the transport ministry said on Sunday.

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Iran sends black boxes of downed plane to France

Iran has sent the black boxes of a Ukrainian passenger plane which its armed forces accidentally shot down in January to France after a long delay

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Emirates resumes Iran flights after five-month break

Emirates airlines resumed flights to Tehran after a five-month break.

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Iran says misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing

This error "initiated a hazard chain" that saw further errors committed in the minutes before the plane was shot down, said a CAO document.

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Emirates airline to cut up to 9,000 jobs: report

Before the crisis hit, Emirates employed some 60,000 staff, including 4,300 pilots and nearly 22,000 cabin crew.

Five countries negotiate compensation from Iran on downed plane

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Five countries negotiate compensation from Iran on downed plane

Five countries whose nationals died when Iran's armed forces shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane will negotiate with Tehran regarding ...

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Quarantines hurting Middle East aviation recovery: IATA

The International Air Transport Association said coronavirus-era quarantine measures implemented across the Middle East and Africa are ...

Europe suspend Pakistan's PIA over fake pilot licence scandal

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Europe suspend Pakistan's PIA over fake pilot licence scandal

Pakistan's national carrier has been suspended from the European Union for six months, officials confirmed, after shocking reports revealed ...

Pakistan airline 'grounds' about 150 pilots in licence probe

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Pakistan airline 'grounds' about 150 pilots in licence probe

A Pakistan government review found that more than 260 of the country's 860 active pilots had fake licenses or cheated on exams.

Ukraine 'threatens' Iran with lawsuit over downed jetliner

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Ukraine 'threatens' Iran with lawsuit over downed jetliner

In an interview with Canada’s The Globe and Mail, Zelensky said that Iran’s commitments were not only limited to handing over the flight’s black ...

Israel welcomes favourable EU vote amid annexation tensions

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Israel welcomes favourable EU vote amid annexation tensions

The European parliament voted to ratify an aviation treaty between the EU and Israel, despite criticism from European leaders on the Jewish ...

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Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

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Iran says coronavirus delays reading of airline black boxes

Tehran has pledged to cooperate with international investigations into the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner earlier this year.

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Iran is sending Ukraine airliner black boxes to Paris

Iran has decided to send the damaged black boxes of the downed Ukrainian jetliner to France.

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Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

Nearly three months after lockdown, Cyprus has allowed its first tourist flights to take place.

'Thousands of Emirates staff and pilots sacked' in UAE

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'Thousands of Emirates staff and pilots sacked' in UAE

Thousands of employees working for the UAE's national carrier will lose their jobs, as the company struggles to keep afloat during the ...

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Iran says Ukrainian plane black boxes ‘won’t help’ investigation

Iran’s deputy foreign minister says that black boxes from a Ukrainian plane accidentally shot down over Tehran last January will not help ...

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

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Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees cases jump to a two-month high as Turkey reopens restaurants, cafes and Istanbul's iconic 15th century Grand ...

Turkey's restaurants, cafes and iconic Grand Bazaar reopen

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Turkey's restaurants, cafes and iconic Grand Bazaar reopen

Parks, beaches, libraries, museums and airports are also returning to life for the first time since Turkey imposed measures to control the ...

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