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Fighter jets escort Toronto flight after alleged threat

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 03:10

A flight carrying Canadians on vacation to Panama was turned around and escorted back to Toronto by two fighter jets today after an unruly passenger made threats against the aircraft.

Rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in east: Military

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:40

Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, as per Ukrainian military spokesman.

Japan, Britain to launch joint missile research: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 12:00

Japan and Britain are to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while Tokyo may also start exporting Japanese-made parts for US surface-to-air missiles, a report said Thursday.

Qatar Airways confirms Boeing 777 jets order for $18.9bn

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:28

In total, the 777 package is worth about USD40 billion to Boeing.

US F-35 fighter jets approved to fly again: Pentagon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 00:47

A troubled US fleet of F-35A fighter jets which was grounded due to an engine issue has been given a limited approval to fly again, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday.

Boeing says wins $3.9bn planes order from Air Lease

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:19

US planemaker Boeing said on Tuesday that Air Lease Corporation had ordered 26 of its passenger jets in a deal worth $3.9 billion (2.9 billion euros).

Pakistani jets, artillery kill 18 in anti-militant offensive

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 18:35

Pakistani jets and artillery pounded militant hideouts in a lawless tribal district, killing 18 foreign and local insurgents in a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban, officials said Sunday.

Ukrainian fighter jets scrambled above rebel positions as missile attack resumes

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:18

Ukraine scrambled jet fighters to strike at rebel positions early on Saturday, after separatists resumed missile attacks on government forces near the frontier with Russia, the border guard service said.

Israeli jets bomb Gaza, death toll crosses 100 in 4 days

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:51

Israeli jets bombed the Gaza Strip for the fourth day on Friday killing 11 Palestinians, taking the death toll to 103, as the Jewish state was targeted for the first time by rocket attacks from Lebanon since the military offensive began.

UN chief urges Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:02

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday that it is more urgent than ever to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war.

Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:00

At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel`s Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities.

Japan military jets scrambled record 340 times in April-June

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:19

Japan said today that its military scrambled fighter jets a record 340 times in the three months to June in response to feared intrusions on its airspace, as tensions grow with China.