Airlines cancel flights to M-East, avoid Gulf airspace


Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Qantas, others alter routes
Trump outlines next move as Iran claims 80 troops killed

By Henry Ojelu & Lawani Mikairu with Agency report

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As the face-off between the United State and Iran escalates, following a retaliatory airstrike by Iran on two US military airbases in Iraq, airlines across the world have cancelled flights to Dubia, United Arab Emirate, Iran and Iraq.

It will be recalled that Iran had, early yesterday,  threatened to bomb Israel and Dubai if the United States retaliates for its ballistic missile strike at two Iraqi bases housing US troops.

This came as President Donald Trump  said his government was reviewing the situation and will take  appropriate action at the right time.

The rocket attacks at the Ain al-Asad base in Anbar province and a base in Erbil yesterday came amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran following the US  killing of Iranian military commander  Qassem Soleimani  in    Iraq    last…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper