US to hold economic conference in Bahrain to encourage investment in Palestinian areas

The US is to hold an international economic workshop in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in Palestinian areas as the first part of its Middle East peace plan. (Shutterstock)
Updated 20 May 2019
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US to hold economic conference in Bahrain to encourage investment in Palestinian areas

  • "Peace to Prosperity" conference will be held from June 25-26
  • The conference will bring together government and business leaders

WASHINGTON: The US is to hold an international economic workshop in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in Palestinian areas as the first part of its Middle East peace plan, according to a White House statement.

The "Peace to Prosperity" conference, which will be held from June 25-26, is intended to "galvanize support for potential economic investments" that could be made possible by a Middle East peace agreement, the statement added.

The conference will bring together government and business leaders to help "jump-start the economic portion of the US peace initiative," the White House statement said.

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Suspected drones disrupt Dubai flights

Updated 58 min ago

Suspected drones disrupt Dubai flights

  • Two arriving flights had to be diverted, it said
  • "Dubai Airports can confirm that flight arrivals were briefly disrupted at Dubai International"

DUBAI: Flights at Dubai's international airport, one of the world's busiest, were briefly disrupted Sunday due to "suspected drone activity," officials said.
Two arriving flights had to be diverted, it said, while media reports said the planes had landed at a smaller airport in the neighbouring emirate of Sharjah.
"Dubai Airports can confirm that flight arrivals were briefly disrupted at Dubai International from 12:36 (0836 GMT) to 12:51 (0851 GMT) UAE local time this afternoon due to suspected drone activity," a spokesperson said in a statement Sunday.
Flights at the airport have been disrupted several times in recent years by recreational drones, with the last incident occurring in February