Emirates suspends flights to Doha as UAE cuts ties with Qatar

Dubai-based carrier Emirates Airline has announced a suspension of flights to and from Doha starting Tuesday. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 05 June 2017
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Emirates suspends flights to Doha as UAE cuts ties with Qatar

DUBAI: Dubai-based carrier Emirates Airline has announced the suspension of its flights to and from Doha as several countries, including the UAE, severed ties with Qatar on Monday.
Following government directives, Emirates will suspend flights starting Tuesday morning.
The last flight from Dubai to Doha will depart at 02:30 am on June 6 while the last flight from Doha to Dubai will depart as 03:50 am on June 6.
Other airlines, including FlyDubai, Etihad Airways and Air Arabia, have also announced similar moves, while Qatar Airways has suspended flights to Saudi Arabia.
The move comes as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, the Maldives and Libya cut ties with Qatar, which stands accused of backing terrorism.


Russian air strike kills 16 civilians in northwest Syria

Updated 40 min 53 sec ago
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Russian air strike kills 16 civilians in northwest Syria

  • At least 35 other people were wounded in the raid that hit “a wholesale vegetable market in the town of Maaret Al-Numan”
  • The rebel-held northwest Syria has been the target of months of regime and Russian bombardment

BEIRUT: A Russian air strike on a market in northwest Syria killed 16 civilians on Monday, a monitor said, in the latest violence to plague the country’s last major opposition bastion.
At least 35 other people were wounded in the raid that hit “a wholesale vegetable market in the town of Maaret Al-Numan,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.