Iraq: Airports in Kurdish region to be opened after restoration of federal authority


In Iraq, airports in the country's Kurdish region will be opened to international flights after federal authority has been restored.

Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said the airports are due to open within a few days.

The announcement comes some six months after the airports were initially shut to international flights following a controversial referendum vote in northern Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region that overwhelmingly backed independence from Baghdad. APP/AFP