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Suspected drones disrupt Dubai flights

Sun, 2019-09-22 23:56

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

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Sudan launches probe into protesters’ deaths

Author:  Sun, 2019-09-22 21:40 CAIRO: Sudan’s newly appointed prime minister has launched an independent investigation into June’s deadly crackdown on protesters that killed dozens of people and threatened to crush the country’s pro-democracy uprising. Protest leaders had demanded the establishment of … read more