New U.N. site for flights in conflict zones issues warnings on Libya, Egypt

April 15, 2015 8:01 AM

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BERLIN (Reuters) - A new United Nations website distributing warnings about risks to aircraft in conflict zones issued its first advisories on Wednesday, for countries including Libya, Iraq, Egypt and South Sudan.

The website was set up after the downing of a Malaysian passenger aircraft over an area of fighting in Ukraine last year and is hosted by the U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It went live at the start of this month.

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