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Belarus diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist, opposition reports

Opponents to the regime of Alexander Lukashenko said a flight from Athens to Vilnius was diverted in order to arrest the journalist Roman Protasevich....


Colombia denounces airspace violation by Russian aircraft

The Colombian government sent a formal protest to Moscow after a Russian military transport aircraft deviated from its flight path within Colombia's airspace....


Taiwan reports record incursion of Chinese military aircraft

A record number of 25 Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone....


Russian spy planes patrol alarm four NATO air forces

Two Russian Tu-142 Bear-F spy planes flying above the North Sea triggered a reaction from four European air forces....


Chinese incursions in Taiwan airspace hit record high in 2020

Between January and November 2020, the Taiwanese defense noted a record 380 Chinese incursions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone....


Russia, China carry out joint patrol over Western Pacific

Russia and China carried out a joint patrol mission over the Western Pacific....


Russia claims it intercepted long-retired Italian airplane

According to the Russian Defence Ministry, an Italian Breguet BR-1150 Atlantic approached its state border on August 14, prompting the Southern Military District to scramble a Su-27 jet fighter. But the Italian Navy’s Atlantics were retired in 2017.  ...


White House briefly put on lockdown after airspace violation

The White House was put on lockdown after a small aircraft violated the restricted airspace in Washington DC. Fighter jets were scrambled for an interception....


Russian aircraft makes “unsafe” intercept of US Navy plane

On November 25, 2017, the Russian Su-30 fighter jet made an “unsafe” intercept of the US P-8A Poseidon aircraft while it was flying over the Black Sea....