By executing a senior Shiite cleric, Saudi Arabia effectively lit a match to set off regional sectarian tensions and its rivalry with Iran, threatening to derail already-shaky peace efforts over the wars in Syria and Yemen.
The “Paris agreement” aims to keep global temperatures from rising another degree Celsius between now and 2100, a key demand of poor countries ravaged by rising sea levels and other effects of climate change.
Prime Minister Charles Michael, speaking at a news conference after the emergency government meeting, said “We urge the public not to give in to panic, to stay calm. We have taken the measures that are necessary.”
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says Air France Flight 65, an Airbus A-380, landed safely in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night and the passengers were getting off and being bused to a terminal.