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Greek authorities are reportedly preparing to release a man who was mistaken for a Lebanese militant who hijacked a US-bound plane in Athens.

The 65-year-old was spotted by policemen in the island of Mykonos and detained on Thursday, a police statement said on Saturday.

Bangladesh identifies suspect in failed <em>hijacking</em> of Dubai-bound <em>plane</em>

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Bangladesh identifies suspect in failed hijacking of Dubai-bound plane

Police have said that a killed while attempting to hijack a Dubai-bound plane was not armed, reversing a previous claim that he had shot at police.

Dubai-bound <em>plane</em> forced to land after 'hijack attempt'

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Dubai-bound plane forced to land after 'hijack attempt'

The plane was heading to Dubai from Bangladesh when the attempted hijacking happened.

Egyptian to face trial over <em>hijacking</em> <em>plane</em> to Cyprus

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Egyptian to face trial over hijacking plane to Cyprus

Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, accused of hijacking a plane more than two years ago and diverting it to Cyprus will face trial ...

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Berlin to expel 9/11 accomplice to Morocco: reports

Mounir el Motassadeq, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail for his role in the death of 246 people in the September 11 attacks, will be sent to Morocco.

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Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya claims Iran 'confessed' to 9/11 attacks

The majority of the hijackers were, in fact, Saudi.

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9/11 families to 'increase pressure' in Saudi Arabia lawsuit

The relatives of 9/11 victims said they intend to step up pressure on US security agencies to turn over more investigative records on Monday.

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US dismisses Saudi attempts to drop 9/11 lawsuits

A US federal judge rejected Saudi Arabia's bid to drop lawsuits alleging it helped orchestrate the September 11, 2001 attacks, reports said on ...

'Saudi government may have funded 9/11 dry-run', report says

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'Saudi government may have funded 9/11 dry-run', report says

The Saudi embassy in Washington might have funded a 'dry-run' of the 9/11 attacks, evidence submitted to a US court has claimed.

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Crisis over: 'Pro-Gaddafi' Libyan plane hijackers arrested in Malta

Two men, armed with explosives, held 111 passengers hostage on a plane at Malta International Airport on Friday.

Terror and tourism in North Africa

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Terror and tourism in North Africa

Fears about terrorism are causing many holidaymakers to turn their backs on once-flourishing tourist destinations in North Africa, as the region ...

Signals from EgyptAir black-box 'to stop in ten days'

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Signals from EgyptAir black-box 'to stop in ten days'

Flight data transmissions from EgyptAir MS804 will cease on June 24, leaving search teams racing against the clock to retrieve wreckage from the ...

Terror in the skies: Skyjacking and sabotage through history

Taufiq Wan

Terror in the skies: Skyjacking and sabotage through history

From as early as the 1930s, aeroplanes have been the target of criminals and terrorists hoping to make their messages known

Trump: 'Ask Hillary who blew up the <em>plane</em>' Trump: 'Ask Hillary who blew up the plane'

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Trump: 'Ask Hillary who blew up the plane'

The presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee fires back at Hillary Clinton for criticising his plans to ban Muslims from the United ...

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EgyptAir: More pain for Egypt, more embarrassment for government

Analysis: What will be the implications of the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 for the country's economy, reputation and the credibility of its regime?

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EgyptAir flight from Paris crashes into Mediterranean, killing 66

Video: An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean sea on Thursday after swerving in ...

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EgyptAir flight 'disappears' between Paris and Cairo

An Egyptian passenger plane carrying 66 people has gone missing - believed to be over Egyptian air space - on a flight between Paris ...

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Egyptian hijacker appears in court with 'Cici killer' T-shirt

The EgyptAir hijacker has appeared in a Cypriot court wearing a white T-shirt with the message "Cici killer" emblazoned on the front in blue.

EgyptAir hijacker claims Cyprus asylum

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EgyptAir hijacker claims Cyprus asylum

Cyprus' interior minister says a man who has admitted hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and diverting it to Cyprus is claiming ...

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EgyptAir hijacker to be extradited back to Egypt

The hijacker of an Egyptair flight who achieved worldwide notoriety will be extradited from Cyprus after an official request from Cairo.

Cypriot ex-wife says EgyptAir hijacker was 'abusive, dangerous'

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Cypriot ex-wife says EgyptAir hijacker was 'abusive, dangerous'

The ex-wife of an Egyptian man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and forced it land in Cyprus has said her former husband is an "extremely ...

EgyptAir hostages home safe as Russia delays resuming flights

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EgyptAir hostages home safe as Russia delays resuming flights

The Egyptian hostages of a hijacked EgyptAir plane have returned home safely, as Russian officials say the incident will further delay ...

Egyptians react to <em>hijacking</em> of EgyptAir <em>plane</em>

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Egyptians react to hijacking of EgyptAir plane

Social media users express their opinions and comment on a Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight that was hijacked earlier on Tuesday and forced to land ...

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