Baghdad airport to close before Saddam verdict

Baghdad's international airport will close indefinitely on Sunday morning, ahead of an expected verdict in Saddam Hussein's trial, Iraqi state television reported Saturday. The closure coincides with a curfew in the Iraqi capital and two surrounding provinces ahead of an expected verdict in the trial of deposed leader Saddam Hussein. The airport will close at 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) and remain closed until further notice, a Transportation Ministry official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.