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  • Female top guns: Indian airforce to induct women fighter pilots

    NEW DELHI: The Indian government gave its nod on Saturday for women to fly fighter jets, paving the way for them to assume combat roles for the first time in one of the world's largest militaries...

    The federal defence ministry gave the green light to a proposal for recruiting female fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force (IAF), where women already fly transport aircraft and helicopters...

  • Indian air force opens the way for women to pilot fighter jets

    NEW DELHI: India is opening the way for women pilots to fly fighter jets in combat, its air force chief said, as one of the world's biggest military forces shakes off its reluctance to give greater responsibilities to women...

    Several countries, from the United States (US) to Israel, and even neighbouring Pakistan, have women flying their fighter planes, but India's military has kept them out of that role, as well as frontline...

  • Iran starts producing local fighter jet for its air force

    DUBAI: Iran has started production of the locally-designed Kowsar fighter plane for use in its air force, state television reported, as tensions mount with the United States after the re-imposition of US sanctions on Tehran...

    “Soon the needed number of this plane will be produced and put at the service of the air force,” Defence Minister Amir Hatami said at a ceremony on Saturday to launch the plane’s production, which was shown on...

  • Indian Air Force pilots popping pills to 'heighten alertness'

    NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots are increasingly using drugs to heighten alertness and cognitive abilities to optimise performance in combat exercises, Times of India reported...

    Read: Indian Air Force faces risk as Pakistan, China modernise: reportHandling highly stressful situations becomes more difficult when sleep-deprivation and fatigue come into play, and can negatively affect decision-making ability...

  • Depleted by coup, Turkish air force seeks to lure back seasoned pilots

    ISTANBUL: Turkey’s air force in September made a public appeal to hundreds of former pilots to return to its depleted ranks to replace more than 350 airmen purged after July’s failed coup...

    The call has largely gone unanswered, according to military officials and former pilots, as the deep divisions exposed by the coup attempt in Turkey’s military and other institutions remain unhealed...

  • Two Indian Air Force pilots killed in plane crash

    NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force said two of its pilots were killed on Thursday after their plane crashed in a remote northeastern state...

    An air force official said the pilots attempted an emergency landing but the plane crashed and burst into flames...

  • China’s first female fighter pilot dies in crash

    The first woman to fly China's J-10 fighter plane was killed in a crash during an aerobatics training exercise, Chinese media reported on Monday...

    Yu Xu, 30, a member of the Chinese air force's ‘August 1st’ aerobatic display team, ejected from her aircraft during a training exercise in the northern province of Hebei during the weekend, she hit the wing of another jet and was killed, although her male co-pilot ejected safely and...

  • Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a project aimed at reshaping the news media - and tackling the scourge of misinformation - using the same collaborative principles as the revolutionary online encyclopedia...

    Wikitribune will rely on a broad online community of journalists and readers as fact checkers, a crowdsourcing model pioneered in the “wiki” system behind Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks Wikipedia without explanation

    Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog (BTK) said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security...

    an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over ‘terror’ claims

    Turkey’s Information and Com­munication Tech­nologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia...

    Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups...

  • Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations, study finds

    SAN FRANCISCO: Internet traffic to Wikipedia pages summarising knowledge about terror groups and their tools plunged nearly 30 per cent after revelations of widespread web monitoring by the US National Security Agency (NSA), suggesting that concerns about government snooping are hurting the ordinary pursuit of information...

    Author Jonathon Penney, a fellow at the University of Toronto’s interdisciplinary Citizen Lab, examined monthly...

  • Wikipedia 'protects' Maryam Nawaz's page after vandalism attempts

    The protection level of the Wikipedia page of Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by an accountability court on Friday in the Avenfield properties reference, was changed to semi-protected on Saturday following repeated attempts to vandalise the page...

    Wikipedia then moved to change the status of her page to semi-protected because of violations of its 'biographies of living persons policy'...

  • Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

    ANKARA: Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that a more than two-year block on access to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia in the country is a violation of freedom of expression...

    ” Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organisation that hosts Wikipedia, had applied to Turkey’s highest court to challenge the access block...

  • Turkey lifts three-year ban on Wikipedia

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Wikipedia after almost three years...

    Turkish officials said in 2017 that the ban was needed as Wikipedia had failed to remove content accusing its government of assisting terrorist groups...

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