White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation on a tour of the Middle East to finalize details of his proposed $50 billion economic development plan for the Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, an administration official said on Sunday.
Air France is maintaining its flights to Cairo, a spokesman for the airline said on Sunday, following the decision by rivals British Airways and Lufthansa to suspend flights to Egypt's capital over security concerns.
Citing an unexplained “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation,’’ British Airways on Saturday suspended flights to Cairo for seven days. Lufthansa, the German airline, had a one-day suspension ending Sunday. The airlines abruptly stopped flights even as the planes were about to board, ABC News said Saturday. Washington is not planning to follow suit, but...
British Airways announced Saturday that flights to Cairo were being canceled for seven days "as a precaution to allow for further assessment." The announcement came as the UK Foreign Office warned citizens traveling to Egypt of a "heightened risk of terrorism against aviation."
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