The RAF routinely identify, intercept and escort Russian aircraft which cross into international airspace
It's international waters, it's international airspace
," said British Admiral Guy Robinson, second-in-command of the maritime task force.
Russian bombers TU-95 and TU-142 were escorted by two F-22 fighter jets in international airspace
for 40 minutes, the RIA news agency cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Saturday.
The Pentagon said B-1B bombers from Guam, along with F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace
over waters east of North Korea on Saturday.
A spokesperson for Newcastle International Airport said: "A drone was sighted near Newcastle International airspace
on Sunday afternoon.
According to the authority, the safe flight paths include one path in the international airspace
over the Mediterranean Sea, which will be managed by Egypt's National Air Navigation Services Company (NANSC) and will be activated on August 1.
A report will then be submitted to the council on the activation of the "emergency plan for safety" over international airspace
in the Gulf, according to the permanent mission's Twitter account.
The strike group arrived in the country three days after two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US military reconnaissance aircraft in a routine patrol in the international airspace
over the West Philippine Sea this week.
The incident happened in international airspace
on 17 May as the US maritime reconnaissance aircraft carried out a routine patrol in the area, it added.
Nato has reported "significant military manoeuvres" by Russian planes in international airspace
as tensions remain high during the continuing Ukraine crisis.
In a written statement issued on its website on Friday, the military said that two F-16s and two F-4s carried out training flight missions in international airspace
over the Aegean Sea.