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India, France haggle over $9bn warplane deal

Indian and French negotiators were haggling on Friday over the price of 36 combat planes for the ageing Indian air force, officials of the two nations said, just days before President Francois Hollande visits New Delhi to cement commercial tie

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Turkey shoots down Russian war plane near Syria border

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying it had repeatedly violated its air space, one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a Nato member country and Russia for half a century.

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Saudi warplanes launch massive Yemen air raids

Aircraft from a Saudi-led coalition attacked Yemen's interior ministry in the capital, Sanaa, late on Friday and launched several other raids on sites in the heart of the city, residents and other sources there said. The air r

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Missiles fall off UK warplane during landing

Two missiles fell off a British warplane as it was landing at the Royal Air Base in Cyprus on Wednesday, a base spokesman said. RAF Akrotiri is being used in operations against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq but spokesman Kristi

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Moroccan F-16 jet goes missing in Yemen

A Moroccan F-16 warplane taking part in the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen went missing on Sunday, the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces said in a statement. Backed by the United States, a Saudi-led coalition has been con

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Saudi coalition airdrops arms, medical aid to Aden defenders

Houthi forces pulled back from a central Aden district on Friday and warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition dropped weapons and medical aid to fighters defending the southern Yemeni city, a last symbolic foothold of the country's absent pres

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Libyan warplane bombs Greek-operated oil tanker at port

A Libyan warplane from forces loyal to the internationally recognised government bombed a Greek-operated oil tanker anchored off the coast, killing two crewmen in an escalation of hostilities between factions vyi

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Yemeni warplane crashes in Sanaa, 12 dead

A Yemeni air force plane crashed in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people, security sources said. State news agency Saba said three women and two children were among those killed when the plane, on a training fl

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Yemeni warplane misses target; 10 killed

  Ten civilians including a 10-year-old girl were killed in a Yemeni government air strike that had apparently missed its intended target, a car carrying Islamist militants, tribal officials and residents there said on Monday.

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Iranian warplane crashes in sea

An Iranian warplane crashed on Monday in the Sea of Oman south of the Islamic Republic, the state news agency IRNA reported. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties. The F-4 Phantom, a US-built plane belonging to

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