Mask-free travel on German Chancellor’s plane prompts fresh debate

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during a joint media conference with South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 24, 2022.  AP/PTI

As Germany braces for the next Covid-19 wave, photos from a flight full of mask-less government officials, including Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and media representatives have prompted a renewed debate over health guidelines. The criticism was sparked by pictures from a government jet Scholz and Economics Minister Robert Habeck used to fly to Montreal this … Read more

Two Pakistan planes escape mid-air collision over Iranian territory

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A major tragedy was averted as two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) planes flying nearly escaped a mid-air collision over Iranian territory on Sunday, according to media reports. The planes got extremely close to each other due to the alleged “negligence” of the Iranian Air Traffic Control (ATC), Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported. … Read more