The airline said that crew had to restrain Haines with the help of customers, and the aircraft was diverted back to London Stansted, escorted by two Royal Air Force (RAF) jets. The jets created a sonic boom "which could be heard for miles around" as they rushed to escort the aircraft. A spokeswoman for Essex Police, the local police force, said at the time that a woman, 25, had been arrested "on suspicion of two assaults and endangering an aircraft." "Miss Haines' behavior was one of the most serious cases of disruptive passenger behavior that we have experienced," said Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2, in a statement. "She must now face up to the consequences of her actions, and we will vigorously pursue
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issues a law amending provisions in Law No. 02 of 2000 on Civil Retirement Pensions and Benefits in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The amendments enable insured persons subject to the provisions of the law (Emiratis) to merge/add their previous service benefits obtained in private sectors outside of the Abu Dhabi Emirate, as well as allowing insured persons who have been naturalised to include their previous benefits obtained prior to their naturalisation.
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Washington, DC - The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday approved three resolutions aimed at blocking President Donald Trump's planned sale of guided missiles and other weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan. The approval of the measures is another political rebuke of Trump's relationship with Saudi Arabia, which has drawn sharp criticism in Congress over human rights abuses and the mounting death toll from the war in Yemen. Citing new military tensions with Iran in May, Trump used an "emergency" loophole in US arms control law to bypass Congress to complete the sale of more than eight billion dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan.
Jordyn Woods would be "OK" if her ex best friend Kylie Jenner didn't want to reconcile with her. The former best friends fell out when Jordyn confessed to kissing Kylie's sister Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend Tristan Thompson but neither Jordyn or Kylie are looking to rush into getting their friendship back on track. Photo: Bang A source told the New York Post's Page Six column: "This vacation makes it kind of clear that [Kylie and Jordyn] are moving on and doing what they have to do to move on with their lives. It is what it is. The writing's on the wall. Jordyn would love to be back on the same page with Kylie and love to have their friendship back, but she kind of has the attitude, 'I'm a grown
A Dutch airline is under fire for asking a breastfeeding mom to cover up to respect other passengers' cultures
(CNN) - A Dutch airline is experiencing some turbulence over its breastfeeding policy. Shelby Angel says she was on a KLM flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam last month when a flight attendant gave her a blanket and warned her to cover up if she planned to breastfeed her baby. "Before we even took off, I was approached by a flight attendant carrying a blanket. She told me (and I quote) 'if you want to continue doing the breastfeeding, you need to cover yourself,' " Angel wrote in a Sunday Facebook post. "I told her no, my daughter doesn't like to be covered up. That would upset her almost as much as not breastfeeding her at all." Angel continued, "She then warned me that if anyone complained,
So kudos to this unidentified man, who has managed to repulse millions of people by using his bare feet to operate his inflight entertainment screen while sitting in a bulkhead seat. A video of the questionable act has racked up more than 9 million views on Twitter and attracted 5,000-plus comments since it was posted this week by a friend of the passenger who reportedly shot the footage. Responding to concerns over the man's ability to use his hands, with some Twitter users pointing out that he could be disabled, the poster wrote that her friend confirmed she "saw him walk on and off the plane, carrying his own bag. He just likes to watch TV with his bare feet." Bare feet are a common source
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TEHRAN: Iran's state TV English-language channel has released a video of a ship seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces accused of smuggling fuel out of the country. The Press TV report showed the ship's registration number on its bridge, matching that of the MT Riah, a UAE-based vessel that turned off its location tracker as it entered Iranian territorial waters early Sunday. Iranian state media earlier Thursday said a tanker was seized with a crew of 12 aboard for smuggling fuel from Iranian smugglers to foreign customers and was intercepted south of Iran's Larak Island in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. It did not name the vessel or identify the nationalities of the crew onboard. A US