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UPDATE 1-Mortar shells land near Erbil airport, Iraqi Kurdish security sources say

National Review Democrats Flirt with Destroying Another Senate Guardrail Senate Democrats considering the destruction of another set of Senate rules might want to heed the words of English lawyer and chancellor Sir Thomas More to his son-in-law centuries ago: And when the last law was down and the Devil turned round on you — where … Read more

Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport saw the coronavirus pandemic push passenger traffic down by an unprecedented 70% in 2020 compared to the previous year, its CEO announced Monday, even as the airport held onto its prized title as the world’s busiest for international travel. While the key east-west transit point started … Read more

Yemen rebel attack on airport sets plane on fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Wednesday targeted an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia with bomb-laden drones, causing a civilian plane on the tarmac to catch fire, the kingdom’s state television reported. The attack threatened to escalate Yemen’s grinding war. No one was hurt in the assault, but the damaged passenger … Read more