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Tripoli flights still suspended after fighting

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | The Libyan capital’s only working international airport remained closed to flights on Tuesday, the airport said, a day after fighting killed at least 20 people and damaged several planes. Mitiga airport said in a statement that all scheduled flights had been rerouted through the western …

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Clashes force closure of Tripoli airport in Libya

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Fierce fighting forced the closure of the Libyan capital’s only civilian airport on Monday, officials said, after a militia in charge of security there said it had been attacked. The Facebook page of Mitiga International Airport, in eastern Tripoli, said “flights have been suspended because of …

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Beachgoers killed, flights halted by clashes at Libya airport

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Stray fire from fighting between armed groups that control Libya’s Mitiga airport killed five people at a nearby beach and forced the suspension of flights on Wednesday, authorities said. The clashes broke out Tuesday between the groups at Mitiga, a former military airbase east of …

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VIDEO: Who picked Besigye from the airport?

VIDEO: Who “kidnapped” Rtd.Col.Dr. Kizza Besigye moments after the plane he was travelling in touched the ground at Entebbe International Airport? According to Besigye, officers wearing Civil Aviation Authority uniforms picked him from the aircraft, put him in a CAA vehicle, and drove him to the old airport where he was handed …

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Rwanda fast-tracks Bugesera airport

Rwanda Govt enters $818m boot deal with Portuguese firm for biggest airport Rwanda is set to finally get its new international airport at Bugesera, 25km south east of the capital city, Kigali. The new airport will feature a 4,200-meter runway and have initial capacity to handle three million passengers per …

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Part of Los Angeles airport closed due to possible gunfire

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Part of the busy Los Angeles International Airport was closed late Sunday due to unconfirmed reports of gunfire, airport officials said on Twitter. “Upper/Departures & Lower/Arrivals levels of Central Terminal Area (CTA) closed. Pls check w/ airlines if heading to LAX,” airport authorities …

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