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Turkey’s SunExpress airline announces order for 10 of 737 Max jets grounded globally after crashes worth $1.2 billion

Nov. 18, 2019 6:45 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey’s SunExpress airline announces order for 10 of 737 Max jets grounded globally after crashes worth $1.2 billion.

Emirates announces order for 50 Airbus A350s worth $16B

Nov. 18, 2019 6:36 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based carrier Emirates announced on Monday it would be buying 20 additional wide-body Airbus A350s, bringing its total order for the aircraft to 50 in a deal worth $16 billion at list price. Separately, the Emirati budget carrier Air Arabia announced the purchase of...

The Latest: Air Arabia buying 120 new Airbus planes

Nov. 18, 2019 6:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on news from the Dubai Air Show (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The Emirati budget carrier Air Arabia has announced the purchase of 120 new Airbus planes in a deal worth $14 billion. The airline, which operates mainly out of the emirate of Sharjah, already has a...

Emirati budget carrier Air Arabia announces purchase of 120 new Airbus planes in deal worth $14 billion

Nov. 18, 2019 6:19 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati budget carrier Air Arabia announces purchase of 120 new Airbus planes in deal worth $14 billion.

Group: Sudan crackdown may amount to crime against humanity

Nov. 18, 2019 6:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The deadly crackdown by Sudanese security forces against pro-democracy demonstrators last June may have amounted to a crime against humanity, a leading human rights group said Monday. In a 59-page report, Human Rights Watch urged Sudan’s new transitional government to carry out...

AP Explains: Iran gas price protests quickly turn violent

Nov. 18, 2019 5:53 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests over gasoline prices have swept across some 100 cities and towns in Iran, turning violent faster than widespread economic protests in 2017 and rallies over the country’s disputed 2009 presidential election. The scale of the unrest that began on Friday...

Iraqi officials: Protests cut port road, close central bank

Nov. 18, 2019 5:19 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say anti-government demonstrators in the south have blocked roads leading to the country’s main port while protesters in Baghdad forced the closure of Iraq’s central bank. A Basra official says protesters burned tires on Monday, blocking the roads to...

Dubai-based airline Emirates announces new order for 20 additional wide-body A350-900 planes in deal worth $6.4 billion

Nov. 18, 2019 4:31 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based airline Emirates announces new order for 20 additional wide-body A350-900 planes in deal worth $6.4 billion.

Report: Leaked intelligence cables show Iran’s grip on Iraq

Nov. 18, 2019 4:13 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The New York Times and The Intercept say they have reviewed hundreds of pages of purported Iranian intelligence documents that detail Iran’s massive influence in neighboring Iraq. They say the unprecedented leak of 700 pages of Iranian intelligence cables shows Tehran’s efforts...

Lebanese protests test Hezbollah’s role as Shiites’ champion

Nov. 18, 2019 1:56 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Young men chanting the "people want to bring down the regime" gathered outside the office of Lebanese legislator Mohammed Raad, the powerful head of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc. One shirtless man grabbed a metal rod and swung it at the sign bearing Raad’s name, knocking it out of...