World Briefs: Drone disrupts flights at Dubai Airport

Drone disrupts flights at Dubai Airport

DUBAI • A rogue drone disrupted air traffic at Dubai International Airport for more than an hour on Saturday, said the operator of one of the world's busiest aviation hubs.

As a result, some flights were delayed for four hours and four flights were diverted, the 7Days newspaper reported.

It was the second such incident in 18 months, according to media reports in the United Arab Emirates.


Bidder pays $4.7m to eat with Warren Buffet

NEW YORK • An anonymous bidder agreed at auction to pay US$3,456,789 (S$4.7 million) for a lunch date with Warren Buffett, tying the record for the right to dine with one of the world's most admired investors.

Money will go to Glide, a San Francisco charity that provides food, healthcare and other services to people who are homeless, poor or struggling with substance abuse.

The five-day auction on eBay ended on Friday night. The winning bid matched the sum paid by an anonymous bidder in 2012, the most expensive single charity item sold on eBay.


Saudi govt likely absolved from 9/11: CIA

DUBAI • Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan has said he expects 28 classified pages of a United States congressional report into the Sept 11, 2001 attacks to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility.

Mr Brennan said this in an interview with Arabiya TV, according to a transcript provided by the network yesterday.

The withheld section of the 2002 report is central to a dispute over whether Americans should be able to sue the Saudi government, a key US ally, for damages.


5 ex-ministers to face corruption charges

GUATEMALA CITY • The attorney-general on Saturday brought corruption charges against five former ministers who served in the government of former president Otto Perez, who was impeached and arrested for suspected graft last year.

They are accused of money laundering and unlawful association to buy gifts for Perez and former vice-president Roxana Baldetti through an aide.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe