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Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Malaysia Airlines flight 17

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam crashed near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. Separatist pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian government traded accusations over who is to blame for the attack on the civilian airliner that killed all 298 people on board the plane.  

British Airways boss Willie Walsh calls for UN inventory on missiles

Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg heads the recovery mission.

British Airways has called for an international treaty to track the whereabouts of surface-to-air missiles around the world after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Sunday, 3 August, 2014, 6:53am

Malaysia PM Najib Razak facing problems despite decisive action on Flight MH17

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak lays flowers among other flower tributes outside a military barracks where forensic experts identify bodies recovered from the wreckage of Flight 17. Photo: AP

Recognised in the region as an astute politician, the West only seems to remember Najib Razak and Malaysia for the poor handling of Flight MH370, which vanished in early March.

3 Aug 2014 - 10:38am 1 comment

MH17 site search resumes in Ukraine as Obama chides Putin over support for rebels

International experts inspect wreckage at the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near Grabove in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Photo: Reuters

International experts continued on Saturday with their painstaking probe at the crash site of downed flight MH17 in east Ukraine after US President Barack Obama called on Russia to heed international pressure to defuse the civil war tearing apart its neighbour.

2 Aug 2014 - 5:58pm

Ukrainian troops suffer heavy losses in ambush as MH17 investigators set off for crash site

Ukrainian soldiers fire on the position of pro-Russian separatists near Lugansk on Friday. Photo: EPA

Ukrainian authorities said on Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, but international inspectors nonetheless set off for a second day at the crash site.

1 Aug 2014 - 5:49pm

European airlines join Emirates in avoiding Iraqi airspace for safety

Iraq says its skies are safe, but flights are being rerouted. Photo: AP

European airlines and Dubai-based Emirates Airline are rerouting flights over Iraq as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:22pm

Explosions ring out as MH17 investigators return to Ukraine crash site

OSCE member Alexander Hug talks talks to members of the press near Donetsk. Photo: EPA

Explosions rang out near the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine yesterday as international investigators arrived for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev announced a pause in its offensive against rebels.

1 Aug 2014 - 12:42am

Task force on airline safety to be formed after MH17 downing, UN body says

ICAO secretary general Raymond Benjamin speaks during a press conference in Montreal. Photo: Reuters

The United Nations civil aviation body said it would quickly form a task force on airline safety, noting that while this was complex and politically sensitive, urgent action had to be taken after the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

30 Jul 2014 - 9:25pm

Russia defiant in face of historic Western sanctions over Ukraine

OSCE monitors head for the crash site of flight MH17 outside Donetsk. Photo: Reuters

A defiant Russia dismissed on Wednesday unprecedented Western sanctions over Ukraine after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against the Kremlin since the cold war.

30 Jul 2014 - 7:21pm

Propaganda obscuring truth about fate of MH17

A woman takes a photograph of wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo). Photo: Reuters

The relatives of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy are entitled to answers. They want to know who fired the missile that brought down the plane carrying their loved ones and why.

30 Jul 2014 - 10:29am 9 comments

Ukrainian troops advance on flight MH17 crash site amid fight with rebels

Ukrainian troops advance on flight MH17 crash site amid fight with rebels

Ukraine said its troops had taken more territory from pro-Russian rebels near the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down.

29 Jul 2014 - 11:53am 2 comments

Malaysia mourns MH17 and MH370, even as it celebrates end of Ramadan

Malaysian Muslims offer prayers at the National Mosque. The victims of two air disasters were in the thoughts of many. Photo: AFP

Fireworks danced across the sky in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday night, ahead of yesterday's Hari Raya Puasa holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:27pm

Malaysia Airlines crew suffer crisis of pain and doubt

Malaysia Airlines cabin crew. Photo: AFP

Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry-free years, but after the carrier's loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when he touches down these days his anxious family calls to check he's safe.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:19pm 1 comment

Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’: UN

Fiona Frazer, Deputy Head of the UN)Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, speaks, flanked by mission head Armen Harutyunyan, during a press conference in the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre in Kiev. Photo: AFP

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 “may amount to a war crime”, the UN said as the death toll from fighting in eastern Ukraine claimed more than 1,100 lives.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:51pm

Malaysia Airlines being 'rigid and bureaucratic' say victim families

Miguel Panduwinata (left) and his brother Shaka (right), in a family photo taken shortly before the flight. Photo: AP

The family of two brothers who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 called the carrier "rigid and bureaucratic", saying it has offered no professional grief counselling in more than a week.

28 Jul 2014 - 4:32am

Ukraine fighting blocks international team access to MH17 crash site

Pro-Russian militants sit on a tank in Donetsk. Photo: AFP

Fighting around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by international experts yesterday, although Malaysia said separatists had agreed to allow international police and investigators into the area.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:06am