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Cargo Plane Crashes in Iran; One Survivor from 16 on Board

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian Boeing 707 cargo plane coming from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran’s capital, state media reported, with an emergency official saying only one person of the 16 on board was known to have survived.

Iranian security forces stand next to the remains of a plane as they secure the scene of a crash near Tehran's Mehrabad airport on August 10, 2014. A civilian airliner crashed on take-off near the Mehrabad airport in the capital, Iranian news agencies said, with reports that almost 50 people …

Netanyahu Welcomes Airlines Decision Not to Fly to Iran

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on a trip Thursday to Lithuania, welcomed the decision by major international airlines to end their direct flights to Iran’s capital of Tehran in September.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference following his meeting with Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis at the government's headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Taiwan Thanks White House for Standing Up to China

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Taiwan on Sunday thanked the White House for standing up to China, after Beijing recently threatened U.S. airlines to change the way they listed Taiwan on their websites.

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Turkey Threatens to Arrest Citizens Traveling to U.S.

ANKARA – Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel, the latest tit-for-tat volley in a diplomatic feud between the NATO allies.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 29: Passengers walk in the damaged parts of the international terminal of the country's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, following yesterday's blast on June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in …

China Floods Taiwan’s Skies with Aircraft Without Notice

Taiwan convened a National Security Council meeting this week and lodged a high-level formal protest with Beijing after China opened four new civilian flight paths over the Straits of Taiwan without warning and immediately filled them with civilian airliners.

An aerial view shows a Taiwan Coast Guard vessel preparing for a search-and-rescue exercise off Taiping island, in the South China Sea , Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, as part of efforts to cement its claim to a key island in the strategically vital waterbody. Eight vessels and three aircraft took …

Iraq Cuts Kurdistan Air Links with Outside World

The Iraqi government cut autonomous Kurdistan’s direct air links with the outside world indefinitely on Friday, partially isolating the northern region after it voted a massive “yes” in an independence referendum.

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Sheldon Adelson’s Flight Sets Record for Israel

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson flew 17 hours, 40 minutes nonstop in his private plane from Israel to Honolulu, Hawaii — the longest flight ever leaving from Ben Gurion International Airport.

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