Six barred from Cairo to New York flight

AAP

Five Iraqi passengers and one Yemeni have been barred from boarding an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to New York following President Donald Trump's ban on the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, sources at Cairo airport say.

On Saturday, the passengers, arriving in transit to Cairo airport, were stopped and re-directed to flights headed for their home countries despite holding valid visas, the sources said.