Make MENAFN My Home Page
 
  Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

U.S. bans flights over Syria  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 20/08/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - #Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) banning commercial flights over Syrian airspace due to the "volatile security environment" which "poses a serious potential threat to civil aviation." The statement said the ban is "based on an updated assessment of the risk associated with such operations and the lack of any requests from operators wishing to fly in this airspace." The NOTAM further explained there are "armed extremist groups" known to be equipped with a variety of anti-aircraft weapons, which have the capability to threaten civilian aircraft." On Tuesday, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said "there are advanced conventional weapons like shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles which are in the wrong hands," but admitted she was not aware how the Syrian opposition came to possess the equipment.

 
 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




Loading, Please wait....


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help