Punjab police personnel man a checkpoint in wake of a security alert following militant attacks at the base Pathankot air force base on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

At least two gunmen and a guard were killed in an attack on an Indian Air Force base on Saturday near the border with Pakistan, officials said, in an(...)

Ministers Heather Humphreys and Simon Harris with the Taoiseach and Mayor Tom Farrell on their way to Carrick O’Brien in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny spent yesterday visiting regions affected by the extensive flooding that has occurred over the past month. After criticism from(...)

Jockey Joseph O’Brien was aboard Air Force Blue for two of his four wins in 2016. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Joseph O’Brien is predicting big things from Air Force Blue in 2016. A winner of four of his five starts at two for Aidan O’Brien, with O’ Brien jnr i(...)

Sergei Bainetov (right), deputy chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ flight safety service, and Nikolai Primak, chairman of the Air Accident Investigation Commission, attend a news conference dedicated to the crash of SU-24 fighter-bomber, a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey in November, in Moscow, Russia, December 21st, 2015. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey l(...)

Jan Linzel: “You have no idea how quiet it is when you are hanging in the air.” Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

It’s not every day that a war hero celebrates his 100th birthday, so it was perhaps appropriate that the Royal Netherlands Air Force sent their 30-str(...)

British aircraft could start bombing Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria as early as Thursday after the House of Commons backed prime minister David Cameron’s call to authorise air strikes. Image: AFP/Getty Images.

British aircraft could start bombing Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria as early as Thursday night after the House of Commons backed prime minister(...)

 President Barack Obama (right), French president Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo pay their respect at the Bataclan concert hall,  after Obama arrived in the French capital to attend the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21)on Monday. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer, pool via AP

President Barack Obama laid a single rose at a memorial for the victims of the Paris attacks on Monday shortly after arriving in the city, vi(...)

Mal Whitfield (right) of the USA beats Arthur Wint of Jamaica to win the 800 metres at the 1948 London Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images.

Between winning 800m golds at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, Mal Whitfield was a master sergeant in the US Air Force. He flew 27 combat mission(...)

Syrian migrants and refugees on their way through Turkey. In the absence of a safe zone inside Syria, Turkey may be unable to prevent refugees from entering, and subsequently exiting to Europe. Photograph: AFP Photo/Bulent kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s recent intervention in the Syrian Civil War has further complicated what was already the most complex conflict of this century. It is likely (...)

Air Force Blue ridden by Ryan Moore (right) wins the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA

Air Force Blue’s superb Dewhurst Stakes success on Saturday was a 13th Group 1 success in 2015 for Aidan O’Brien and the champion trainer’s reach is (...)