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You Can Now Fly Direct to Baghdad From Europe

Austrian is 1st airline with a direct flight from Western Europe to Iraq's capital

(Newser) - Austrian Airlines has resumed flights to Baghdad after 21 years, becoming the first major Western carrier with regular flights to the Iraqi capital. An Austrian Airlines plane touched down today at Baghdad International Airport, and the airline will fly the same route three times weekly. The decision by the Vienna-based... More »

Former Iraqi Trade Minister Arrested on Graft Charges

Authorities order his plane to turn around

(Newser) - Iraq’s erstwhile trade minister has been arrested on charges of corruption, the BBC reports. Abdul Falah Sudani resigned his post earlier this month after allegations emerged that he and other officials in his department were embezzling government funds. The dramatic capture today occurred after police requested Sudani’s flight... More »

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