Several international air carriers have canceled their flights to and from Indonesia following concerns over the ash spewed by Mount Merapi. The volcano’s eruption killed scores of people Nov. 5 in one of its most violent rumblings yet. Jakarta’s main international airport remained open but at least 36 international flights were canceled following the eruption, The Washington Post says. More flights were canceled in the succeeding days while domestic flights remained on schedule, the newspaper adds.

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      Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.