Middle East Airlines resumed Damascus service Friday in an effort to evacuate people stranded in Syria as a result of the hostilities in Lebanon, which have closed Beirut Rafik Hariri Airport. MEA initially moved its nine Airbus aircraft to Jordan and Cyprus after BEY was bombed on July 13. It said it will fly to Frankfurt, Riyadh, Paris, Jeddah, Kuwait City and Dubai after securing permission from the Syrian government to use Damascus International. It added that it "hope[s] to resume ...

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