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The US Federal aviation Agency (FAA) has issued US airlines with new prohibition notices covering specified flights within the territories and airspace of Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egyptian Sinai, Libya, Mali, Somalia and Kenya ...
WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

Spanish and Portuguese business and military circles are seeking to profit from the region's energy resources, while channeling social tensions in their respective countries toward militarism and war.
A company source said the missing aircraft was a DC-9. Around 110 people of various nationalities were listed as being on board the flight.
Northern Mali was seized by jihadist groups for several months in 2012 and the region has remained unstable despite the Islamists being driven out in a French-led offensive.

The Air Algerie source earlier said contact was lost while the airliner was still in Malian airspace and approaching the border with Algeria.
The FAA has also prohibited flights in Libya, northern Ethiopia, North Korea and the Eastern Ukraine Crimea region, and prohibited flights below a certain altitude in Iraq and Somalia.
In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.
... all with minimal investment costs. Innovative farmers in Burkina Faso, Mali and Malawi are also making significant investments in improved land and water management, as well as restoring rural landscapes to achieve greater food security and adapt ...
"Similarly, over the long term, the Federal government is developing a comprehensive economic empowerment plan for the region -- Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE). The need to focus and support girl-child education and other ...
Since 1987 when the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Monitoring Cooperation Program (EMCP), saddled with the responsibility of introducing a common currency in the sub-region, was adopted, the body has continued to push for the ...
For example, the FAA warned against flights over Crimea in April when tensions were high, and it has issued various warnings for countries like Iraq, Kenya, Congo and Mali. In any case, it's hard to believe that a ... Many of those flying ...
A number of major international airlines also voluntarily diverted flights around the Ukraine region after separatist rebels shot down several Ukrainian military aircraft using smaller anti-aircraft systems.
It is still highly prevalent in Egypt, Sudan, Mali and Somalia. The agency and Britain's government hope that the summit will help galvanize action to end the practice within a generation.

The FAA has also prohibited flights in Libya, northern Ethiopia, North Korea and the Eastern Ukraine Crimea region, and prohibited flights below a certain altitude in Iraq and Somalia.
"Since President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita took office, there has been dynamism in relations between Mali and Morocco," Malian journalist Moussa Miga told Magharebia. He said it was "only natural for the two countries to co-operate in religious affairs ...
This mission named Operation Barkhane will have its main base in the Chadian capital of N'Djamena, and will also be present in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. Operation Barkhane, named after a crescent-shaped sand dune, will involve the ...
"To ensure security on Malian territory and in the Sahel", the new military co-operation accord aims to improve "intelligence, training and information-sharing", French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday (July 16th) in Bamako after ...
Salif Keita-Mali: Malian Afro-pop singer, born 1949 is a direct descendant of Emperor Sundiata Keita, founder of Mali Empire. He is known as ... He is currently the brand ambassador for Etisalat in Nigeria, Samsung in the West African region, among others.
... the ongoing Afghanistan war, Pakistan's assault on Taliban strongholds, virtual civil war in Libya, general conflicts across Africa (Nigeria, Mali, the Sudans, Somalia and of course in the eastern Congo/Uganda region), drone strikes and civil war ...
TB rates globally have declined between 2000 and 2013, due largely to progress in two regions: East and South Asia. In South Asia, which accounts for almost half of TB deaths, mortality rates declined annually by 4.2% during this period.
Masrour Barzani, head of the Kurdistan Region's National Security Council, said in an interview with Reuters news that the West has only this choice: "either they can come and face them here, or they can wait for them to go back to their own countries ...
OFFICIALLY Libya is not at war, but for the thousands of residents of the capital, Tripoli, who fled their homes at the weekend it is starting to feel like it.
The FAA has since widened its guidance on where U.S. commercial aircraft may fly and has outlined other potentially dangerous regions. U.S. flight operations are currently prohibited over the following countries: Ethiopia: U.S. commercial flights aren ...
President of the IAS, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi from France speaks alongside UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe from Mali at a press conference during the 20th International AIDS Conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in ...
A video posted on the Internet showed the spokesman, who introduced himself as Abu Assem al-Mouhajer, saying that the attack in the Al-Moustarat region, north of Gao in eastern Mali, came in response to the French allegations that they had killed the ...
London (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Booming population growth in regions where child marriage and female genital mutilation are common threatens to undermine progress on tackling both abuses, which blight the lives of hundreds of millions of girls ...
The Federal Aviation Administration had issued a warning in April against flying over the Crimean Peninsula, south of where Malaysia Flight 17 went down Thursday, because of disputed air-traffic control in the region between Ukraine and Russia. The FAA ...
A Nigerian air force plane which was taking part in the regional effort against Islamist rebels in Mali crashed in Niger in May of last year while on a reconnaissance mission.
"To ensure security on Malian territory and in the Sahel", the new military co-operation accord aims to improve "intelligence, training and information-sharing", French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday (July 16th) in Bamako after ...
Officials from Mali's mining ministry said that Qatar Mining Mali Greenfield would represent the interests of the Middle Eastern Company in Mali and the region, as Qatar Mining would like to make Mali its base for its West African operations. The ...
Last week, the two Indian airlines had said they had started skirting either the war zone in Ukraine or the country altogether almost three months ago when the conflict first broke out in the region - ensuring that the safety of their passengers was ...
The al-Qaeda group in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has control over some parts of Mali, Algeria and Libya. On the border of Syria and Iraq there is a jihadist ... Therefore, many are fueled by this mission to Islamize secular regions. These terrorist ...
INCIDENTS of intrusion at African Barrick Gold (ABG) North Mara mine in Tarime, Mara Region, are declining thanks to a strong local community engagement approach adopted by the mining company.
The agreement follows a meeting between Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and a visiting Qatari investment delegation last month.
Global opinion seems fine with Nigeria tackling Boko Haram, Kenya fighting al-Shabaab and France going to war 2,000 miles away from home to tackle jihadists in Mali but Israel can not defend itself from the same ideological groups in its neighbourhood ...
The minister also said that both France and Egypt are cooperating in fighting terrorism in the region, expressing his concern over the level of terrorism existing in Libya, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Mali, Nigeria and the Sahel region in Africa. Moreover ...
A total of 500 individuals from African countries including Mali and Benin were arrested. ... The governor of Cameroon's South Region, Jules Marcellin Ndjaga, told VOA that Cameroonians should avoid traveling to Gabon without their official documents.
But even as the president spoke, reinforcements - reportedly up to 1,500 soldiers - were on their way to the region. On 21 May they launched an assault on Kidal that led to four hours of fighting and the death of some 50 soldiers.
Paris (AP) - French troops are still in Mali a year and a half after they were sent there for a targeted operation against extremists.
Meanwhile French President Francois Hollande is expected in West Africa later this week to flesh out his new counter-terrorism strategy in the Sahel - which will replace the current French troop presence in northern Mali. Violent clashes and suicide ...
"This company (Qatar Mining Mali Greenfield) will represent the interests of Qatar in Mali and the region as they say they would like to make Mali their base for West Africa," Lassana Guindo, a mines ministry official, said. A document outlining Qatar ...
France will redeploy forces to maintain 3,000 troops in the region, under agreements reached with Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, dubbed the Sahel G5 nations. Chiefs of staff of the five countries invited French counterpart army chief ...
President Francois Hollande of France warns that the Sahel region in Africa remains a security threat. His comments came Thursday in the Ivory Coast as an Islamist group claimed responsibility for a suicide bomber attack that killed a French soldier ...
In a statement, the AU said the donation underlines its commitment to peace in Mali and the broader Sahel region where nearly all the countries are battling instability resulting from the activities of several armed, localised rebel groups and ...
Mali has awarded four mining permits to Qatar Mining, the mines minister said, as the West African country seeks to boost exploration to offset ageing mines.


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