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  • ‘Heathrow staff also involved in PIA drug smuggling racket’

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate panel was informed on Tuesday that the ground staff at Heathrow airport was also part of a recently-busted drug smuggling racket that was illegally transporting heroin to the UK through the national flag carrier...

    The Senate Standing Committee on Interior, which met with Senator Rehman Malik in the chair, was told by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) officials that the ground staff at Heathrow airport was complicit in...

  • Chaos at Heathrow airport as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash

    LONDON: Thousands of travellers faced further chaos on Sunday as British Airways cancelled around 60 flights from London’s Heathrow Airport following an IT system failure...

    British Airways said it was hoping to operate a near-normal schedule of flights from Gatwick, London’s other major airport, and the majority of its Heathrow services...

  • Protesters block tunnel at Heathrow airport

    LONDON: Activists opposed to the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport blocked an approach tunnel on Thursday by chaining themselves to a parked vehicle, sowing traffic chaos around Europe’s busiest airport...

    “We can confirm there is a protest taking place in the inbound tunnel which is currently affecting traffic around the central terminal area,” Heathrow said in a statement...

  • Suspected drone hits plane during Heathrow landing

    LONDON: A British Airways plane struck an object believed to be a drone on Sunday as it was coming in for landing at Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, police said...

    The plane, an Airbus A320 with 132 passengers and five crew on board, was on its final descent into Heathrow when it was struck...

  • Protesters hold ‘die-in’ at Heathrow against airport expansion

    LONDON: More than a hundred people demonstrated at London’s Heathrow Airport on Saturday, including dozens who took part in a “die-in” at one terminal, just weeks before Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is due to decide where to build a new runway...

    After a decade of reviews and U-turns, the government is expected to rule in mid-October on whether to build a third runway at Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, or at its smaller...

  • British govt backs Heathrow airport expansion despite split

    LONDON: The British government approved a new third runway at London’s Heathrow airport on Tuesday in a long-awaited decision that has stoked divisions and follows decades of debate over the issue...

    Ministers opposed to the plans have been granted the rare opportunity to voice their dissenting views, including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, an outspoken critic of Heathrow expansion...

  • Drone sighting briefly halts Heathrow Airport flights

    London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest hub, suspended all departing flights for around an hour Tuesday following a drone sighting, just three weeks after a similar incident at Gatwick caused havoc...

    The Metropolitan Police said they were called at around 1705 GMT and alerted to “reports of a sighting of a drone in the vicinity of Heathrow airport”...

  • Lying before bulldozers to stop Heathrow expansion will be 'technically difficult', says UK PM Johnson

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would try to find a way to honour his promise to oppose Heathrow airport expansion by lying down in front of bulldozers but that it might be difficult for him...

    The British parliament has approved an expansion plan for Heathrow, including building the first full-length new runway in the London area for 70 years, but the plans are being challenged in the courts...

  • Yemen govt suspends ‘direct’ talks with rebels

    KUWAIT CITY: Yemen’s government suspended on Sunday its participation in “direct” talks with rebels in protest at their takeover of a military base in the war-torn country despite a ceasefire, officials said...

    “We have decided to suspend direct talks with the rebels to protest continuing violations of the ceasefire” that came into effect on April 11, a senior government official said...

  • Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

    Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince accused Iran on Tuesday of “direct military aggression” through Yemen's Houthi rebels, ratcheting up regional tensions as the kingdom reels from a sweeping royal purge...

    “The involvement of Iran in supplying missiles to the Houthis is a direct military aggression by the Iranian regime,” the Saudi Press Agency quoted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying during a telephone conversation with...

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