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The Guard's announcement did not identify the suspect and only said the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the "southern shores of the Persian Gulf."

Authorities in Tehran said a detailed response will be provided to address accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year of a Ukrainian passenger jet.

Egypt says Russian flights to Sinai resorts to resume

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Egypt says Russian flights to Sinai resorts to resume

Russia will resume flights to Egypt's Sinai resorts after the lifting of a ban imposed following a 2015 attack on a Russian jet.

UAE <em>aviation</em> agency clears Boeing 737 Max

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UAE aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority has cleared the crash-prone Boeing 737 Max for operations.

US 'threatens to halt Israeli planes' landing in America

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US 'threatens to halt Israeli planes' landing in America

The United States has filed a complaint with Israel after it closed its borders to US civilian flights.

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Iran's president claims big victory to end sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani has celebrated a legal victory after the International Court of Justice agreed to hear the case against US sanctions.

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Nigeria repatriates nearly 400 stranded nationals from Saudi Arabia

The Nigerians were economic migrants stuck in Saudi Arabia after being caught up in the coronavirus restrictions and needed assistance returning ...

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Egypt court rejects 'ban' on singer Mohamed Ramadan

The case, brought forward by the head of the Egyptian Artists' Syndicate, requested the court refuse permits from the artist to sing in concerts ...

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Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

Greece will purchase $2.8 billion dollars worth of fighter aircraft from France as tensions continue with Turkey despite the start of new talks.

Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

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Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

Dubai has announced that entertainment venues are to close amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, which is pushing healthcare services to their ...

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of ...

Iraq approves AstraZeneca, Sinopharm vaccines amid fall in cases

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Iraq approves AstraZeneca, Sinopharm vaccines amid fall in cases

Iraq’s health minister has announced that the country will approve the Oxford AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines as the number of coronavirus ...

Sudan bans flights over Ethiopia border hotspot

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Sudan bans flights over Ethiopia border hotspot

Sudan banned flights over a flashpoint border area with Ethiopia.

Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

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Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

Indonesian transport minister Budi Karya Sumadi said a box had been found after a plane plunged about 10,000 feet in less than a minute before ...

Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

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Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

Indonesian divers returned to a wreckage-littered seabed off Jakarta hunting for black boxes that will likely be key to unlocking the mystery of ...

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Bahrain opens airspace to Qatar airplanes as blockade eased

Bahrain on Monday became the last of the former Gulf blockading countries to lift its embargo on Qatar.

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Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

Two black boxes belonging to the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed shortly after take off have been found by authorities.

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Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on ...

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UAE to reopen all entry points with Qatar

Abu Dhabi will open land, sea and air entry points with Qatar, after a landmark deal to normalise ties ended a damaging Gulf rift.

Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

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Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

For the families of those who lost loved ones on Flight PS752, a lack of transparency and accountability is making the grieving process even ...

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Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

Authorities in the United States said a threat has been made by unknown perpetrators to avenge the killing of Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani.

Iran compensation plan for downed plane slammed by Kiev

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Iran compensation plan for downed plane slammed by Kiev

Kiev said the compensation amount should be the subject of negotiations

Iran to pay $150,000 to downed plane victims' families

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Iran to pay $150,000 to downed plane victims' families

Tehran pledged to pay the families' of those who died due to the downed Ukrainian flight.

Four killed in Pakistan army helicopter crash

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Four killed in Pakistan army helicopter crash

Four soldiers including the two pilots were killed in a helicopter crash in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, authorities said.

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