Britain has suspended flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in the wake of the crash of a Russian airliner. Now other countries may follow suit. It's a blow for Egypt's tourism industry, already reeling after the recent years of political turmoil.
Terror fears and a fall in the British pound after the Brexit vote have been cited as causing the budget airline to go bust. A massive operation to repatriate more than 100,000 tourists is underway.
The UK is struggling to repatriate some 110,000 people after the country's Monarch airline stopped operating its flights. The government asked the aviation authority to provide planes to transport British citizens home.
An overwhelming majority of Iraqi Kurds voted for independence in Monday's referendum. But the Iraqi central government in Baghdad is cracking down on Kurdish leaders in a bid to force them to annul that decision.
The Kurdish regional head has vowed never to return to "the failed partnership" with Baghdad, ahead of Monday's independence vote which Iran, Iraq and Turkey all oppose. Earlier, Iran halted flights to and from the area.
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