Russia’s Dagestan airport closed after anti-Israel protesters surround flight from Tel Aviv

07:15 PM | 30 Oct, 2023
Russia’s Dagestan airport closed after anti-Israel protesters surround flight from Tel Aviv
Source: A screengrab from Twitter video

MOSCOW – The Makhachkala airport in Dagestan region of Russia was closed after it was stormed by hundreds of people, who were angry at Israel’s massive bombardment on Gaza, after a flight from Tel Aviv landed. 

Russia’s aviation agency, Rosaviatsiya, in a statement said Makhachkala airport will remain closed until Tuesday. Earlier, media reports had claimed that all flights to and from Makhachkala airport will be suspended until November 6.

Meanwhile, the Russia’s interior ministry said more than 150 active participants in the unrest have been identified, and 60 of them have been arrested.

The airport is “now totally under the control of security forces,” according to a statement from Russia’s interior ministry.

A day earlier, a flight of Russian Red Wings airline from Tel Aviv landed at Makhachkala airport. At this time, hundreds of protesters, who were already gathered there, managed to reach the runway to disrupt the flight services. 

Videos circulating on social media also showed a large number of people entering the airport and breaking glass doors. The can be seen holding Palestine flags with some of them were also raising anti-Israel slogans.  

Reports said the passengers, who reached from Israel, were isolated and guarded at the airport to avoid any untoward situation. 

The Gaza death toll has surges past 8,300, including 3,457 children. Lately, the Israeli forces have warned the Al-Quds Hospital to evacuate.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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