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ReportKarzai celebrates the first steps of the reborn Afghan Air Force
Kabul , Afghanistan - Helicopters from UAE and Czech Republic arriving
Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, on the occasion of the "Air Power Day" held at Kabul airport, celebrated the "Rebirth" of the Air Force of his country. 22 combat and transport helicopters are namely... more
ReportThe missile launch on southern Israel keeps on
Gaza , Gaza Strip - Israeli Army maybe available to ceasefire
After the battle of the last days in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel has left behind a trail of dead and wounded people (see AVIONEWS), the launch of Qassam-rockets from the Palestinian side on the... more
ReportIsraeli missile test. Oil rises again
Tel Aviv, Israel - Conducted at Palmahim air base
"Israel Radio" reported that the armed forces carried out today a missile test, at the air base of Palmahim, in the central area of the Jewish state, with a rocket of "Unconventional payload". The Israeli... more
ReportGaza, the war goes on
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - Israeli air strikes against Palestinian rockets
The account of the yesterday's battle which involved Palestinian militants and units of the Israeli armed forces is heavy: at least 19 dead among the Palestinians, 15 of whom were fighters and 4 civilians,... more
ReportCall for bids by ENAV for insurance services
Rome, Italy - Deadline March 14th
ENAV, Italy's flight assistance company, has emitted a call for bids for the appointment of a three-year-contract for the supply of "Insurance services related to goods and the institutional activity of... more
ReportIsraeli raid in Gaza, at least 15 dead reported
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - Tanks and helicopters in action
In combined attack on the ground and from the air, the Israeli armed forces have killed today at least 15 people in the Gaza Strip, in the majority militants of the radical groups tied to Hamas, which... more
ReportToday a simulation of the flight incident occurred in Venezuela
Caracas , Venezuela - For facilitating the search by the oceanographic ship
In order to facilitate the search for the airplane that went lost off Venezuela last Friday with 14 people on board, among which 8 Italian tourists (see AVIONEWS), today will be carried out by the Venezuelan... more
ReportFrance will send aids to EUFOR: soldiers, helicopters and an airplane for the people of Darfur
Paris, France - Sarkozy committed himself to the initiative
Logistic transport vehicles (among which a transport airplane and about ten helicopters) and at least 1,350 soldiers (who might become 3,500): such is the commitment the French president Sarkozy offered... more
ReportGerman footballers still trapped in Tehran for snow
Tehran, Iran - Their flight cancelled after 9 hours of wait on the plane
The trip of the German football team FC Hansa Rostock, which plays in the Second Bundesliga, to Tehran, for disputing on Sunday a friendly game against Iran's national team, turned into an odyssey. Even... more
ReportUS air travellers: "Obama for President"
Washington, USA - "A forward-thinking candidate"
While Barack Obama is flying high in the polls of the primary elections of the US Democratic Party that are being held in these hours in New Hamsphire, now the charismatic Afroamerican candidate collects... more
ReportUS Air Force plane saves trawler in breakdown
Wellington, New Zealand - Operating as "Flying garage"
For once, the US Air Force managed to carry out that role that, idealistically, we would like it to have everytime: the one of the good air cavalry which saves the heroes in danger, without harming nobody.... more
ReportHeavy snow storm in Iran, air traffic going haywire
Tehran, Iran - All international and domestic flights cancelled
Tehran as well as many other Iranian cities lay at more than 1,000 meters above the sea level, and the inhabitants are thus used to inclement winters. Yet a snowfall as the one which since yesterday has... more
ReportThe odyssey of the Italians trapped in Kenya and at the Maldives is ending
Mombasa, Kenya - Today the return after days of wait
It has been a week-end of serious discomforts for many Italians who have chosen to spend some days of vacation in exotic locations of Kenya and the Maldives islands, during the Christmas holidays. In the... more
ReportA passenger small aircraft with 14 on board disappeared in Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela - Eight Italian people among passengers
According to Venezuelan civil aviation authority manager, it seems that a small passenger aircraft, operated by regional airline Transaven, crashed in the sea with 14 people on board. The aircraft, a... more
ReportRipped tanker off Seoul: anti-pollution interventions were massive and providential
Seoul, South Korea - Sent 200,000 people, 13 airplanes, 17 helicopters and 327 ships
An environmental disaster of huge proportions was risked when the tanker "Hebei Spirit" was rammed and ripped a 100 kilometres off the coast of Seoul last December 7th by a barge transporting some cranes. Luckily... more
ReportRussia, Bulgarian cargo ship sinks: 11 lives are being risked
Moscow, Russia - On some lifeboats in the stormy sea
Eleven men (ten Bulgarians and one Ukrainian) making up the crew of a cargo ship flying the Bulgarian flag, sunk a few hours ago off the coasts of Russia, are now at the mercy of the stormy sea and strong... more
ReportVenezuela-Colombia: operation for rescuing hostages held by FARC-EP
Caracas, Venezuela - Hopes also for Betancourt's release
Thanks to the mediation wanted - over pressure by France - by the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, if everything goes fine, three hostages held by FARC-EP (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia... more
ReportPakistan (6): severe accusations also from Italy
Rome, Italy - "An act of barbaric violence that stakes a claim to the path of democracy"
"I hear with profound sorrow about the Rawalpindi attack which cost the life to Mrs. Benazir Bhutto, and to numerous civilians". This the message that the Italian vice-premier and minister of Foreign... more
ReportPakistan (5): the worries of the Holy See
Rome, Italy - Declarations by the Vatican's spokesman
"The killing of Benazir Bhutto is a terrible news, this shows how difficult it is to overcome a situation of violence which is deep-rooted", declared by Father Federico Lombardi, director of the press-office... more
ReportPakistan (4): strong criticism also from Russia
Moscow, Russia - "A similar attempt can become the nth factor of instability"
Also Russian Government joins to the "Condemnation with force" of the attempt occurred today in which the ex-Pakistani premier, Benazir Bhutto, died. The spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, Mikhail Kaminin,... more
ReportPakistan (3): US' condemnation
Washington, Usa - "There are people that find to prevent the democracy's edification"
US condemnation is strong following to the attack in which the Pakistani opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto, died: "We condemn an attack that shows as there are people that find to prevent the democracy's... more
ReportPakistan, ex-premier Benazir Bhutto killed in an attack
Islamabad, Pakistan - After a rally held in Rawalpindi
The announcement is of a few minutes ago. Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani ex-premier and leader of the opposition, died in a kamikaze attack made at the end of her rally in Rawalpindi. The news was confirmed... more
ReportGaza Strip, rockets fired and clashes
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - Palestinian missile lands close to a school
As announced, after Israel's refusal to agree upon a truce with Hamas (see AVIONEWS), the clashes carry on inside the Gaza Strip and in the bordering Israeli areas. The launch of Qassam rockets against... more
ReportSri Lanka, the military: "Rebel leader injured in air strike"
Colombo , Sri Lanka - Tamil Tigers deny
Press sources close to Sri Lanka's armed forces report that Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the separatist Tamil Tigers military movement, remained injured during an air strike of the Sri Lanka Air Force... more
ReportIsrael rejects truce offer by Hamas
Tel Aviv , Israel - The air strikes against the Gaza Strip will carry on
"If Israel stops incursions, targeted assassinations and air strikes, the Palestinians will halt rocket attacks". This was stated by a speaker of the radical Islamist movement Hamas, which some months... more
Report"I've never stepped foot on a GdF helicopter", says Rutelli
Rome, Italy - And he asks for damage compensation to "Quotidiano Nazionale"
Today, the following note was given to the press: "The lawyer Luca Petrucci informed he was instructed by Francesco Rutelli to take legal action asking for damage compensation against the daily 'Quotidiano... more
ReportTough life for Santa Claus: he got shot in Brazil...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Gunshots fired from a favela controlled by narco-traffickers
Santa Claus has a tough life in Rio de Janeiro: a Santa Claus was carrying a bag of gifts on a helicopter to the favela of "Nova Marè", gifts coming from various charity associations. The pilot of... more
ReportClashes in Gaza, fighters against rockets
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - Islamic Jihad looses 11 men
Heavy clashes between Palestinian Islamist militias and Israeli Armed Forces in the Gaza Strip and in the bordering territories keep on taking place. In the last 36 hours, 4 Israeli air raids have hit... more
ReportSpeciale case, magistrates investigating the use of reserved funds
Rome, Italy - "To cast light on the purchase of aircraft and state flights"
In the case of the Italian Guardia di Finanza (financial police) General Roberto Speciale, removed from its office by the Government, re-installed by the administrative justice last week and who at last... more
ReportTurkish raids in Iraq, Ankara: "Thanks to the US for help"
Ankara, Turkey - But the American embassy denies embarrassed
War week-end in northern Iraq. Around 50 fighter bombers of the Turkish Air Force took off around 02:00 on Sunday morning (23:00 GMT) from their bases to go hit the bases of the PKK, illegal Kurdish Workers'... more