A Turkish Airlines flight flying from Bangkok to Istanbul, which had made emergency landing at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday afternoon following a bomb threat mid-air, has now been cleared to fly after no explosive was found on the plane.
Former RAW chief AS Dulat's claim of a "goof up" in Kandahar hijack response by the Vajpayee government in 1999 triggered a controversy on Friday with BJP outrightly rejecting it while Congress alleged that its "soft" approach laid the "foundation of terrorism".
An Ethiopian Airlines pilot who last year diverted a plane to Geneva so he could seek asylum, was on Monday convicted in absentia of hijacking the aircraft by a court in Addis Ababa, local radio reported.
The Union Cabinet on Tuesday okayed the comprehensive Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014 which provides for death sentence in cases of hijacking where it results in the death of a hostage or of a security personnel.
An American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island was sentenced today to 20 years in US prison but will be eligible for early release on parole, an acknowledgement by prosecutors of the years he spent behind bars in Cuba.