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U.S. Restricts Flights Over the Persian Gulf After Rocket Attack

  • Agency has issued several previous warnings about the region
  • Singapore Airlines also announces European flight diversions
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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

U.S. aviation regulators issued new restrictions barring civilian flights over Iraq, Iran, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday night.

The effect of the restrictions wasn’t immediately clear because the FAA had been prohibiting American carriers from flying over most of those areas.