Hong Kong riot police took up position at the main rail station serving the airport on Sunday to prevent a new anti-government protest targeting air travel after a night of violent street clashes in the Chinese-ruled territory. Pro-democracy protesters have targeted the airport before, occupying the arrivals hall, blocking approach[…]
By Rukaya Mosavel The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) has urged the family members of hujaaj to respect and abide by the rules of the airport. This comes after overcrowding issues experienced during the first departure of hujaaj on Tuesday at Cape Town International Airport. Family members and[…]
A Qatari envoy overseeing the Gulf state’s humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip said on Monday that he had proposed building an airport in the blockaded Palestinian enclave but had received no response from Israel. In coordination with Israel and the United Nations, Qatar has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to various Gaza projects[…]
Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants from a nearby prison. The attack triggered the heaviest fighting in Tripoli for months, undercutting claims[…]
Brussels’ Zaventem Airport has been evacuated on Tuesday following two explosions that rocked the departure’s hall, reported an Al Arabiya News Channel correspondent. The cause of the two explosions are unknown, according to Belgian media reports. Unconfirmed reports say one of the explosions occurred near the American Airlines check-in desk.[…]
An explosion at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport wounded two cleaning staff on a plane, but the cause of the blast was not clear, Pegasus airline said on Wednesday. Pegasus said the blast occurred at 2:05 am (7.05 p.m. Et Tuesday) when no passengers were in the area and that operations[…]
Police have launched a manhunt for a third suspected robber involved in a cigarette van heist at the BP garage at the Cape Town International Airport. One robber was shot dead and another injured in a shoot-out with security guards on Wednesday. Witnesses told News24 the trio had pulled up[…]
An Uber taxi driver who witnessed the shooting at the BP garage just outside the Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday told News24 he was standing outside his car at the garage when a Toyota Tazz pulled up behind a cigarette delivery vehicle. “They pointed guns at the delivery men[…]
The sentencing of nine men found guilty of contravening the Civil Aviation Act after dumping faeces at Cape Town International Airport is expected to be handed down at the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The group were found guilty in February. The men, including Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement leaders Andile[…]
More than 200 hujaaj left the shores of Cape Town over the past weekend during the first phase of departures for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, with a further 100 departing during the early hours of Monday morning. Capetonians will this year fill around 800 of the 2000 person quota afforded[…]
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