UAE rubbishes Houthi media claims on Dubai Airport

Wam, AFP/Abu Dhabi
Filed on August 28, 2018 | Last updated on August 28, 2018 at 07.22 am

(Dubai Media Office file)

UAE air traffic operates business as usual.

The UAE on Monday denied claims made by the Iranian-aligned Houthis in Yemen regarding Dubai airport, and said operations were unaffected.

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority "has denied Houthi media claims on the Dubai International Airport, affirming that the UAE air traffic operates business as usual".

Earlier in the day, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen accused the United Nations of "biased" reports on air strikes that allegedly killed dozens of children in rebel-held areas.

"The coalition is surprised by the ... biased positions of some reports," said coalition spokesman Turki Al Maliki, adding that the information was "prejudiced" and based on "rebel stories".

"We all know that United Nations bodies are under pressure by the Huthi militias...and these reports may have come in response to that pressure," Maliki said.

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