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“More than 110,000 people have arrived in Italy so far this year, sometimes 4,000 or even 5,000 people in a matter of days,” said Flavio Di Giacomo, spokesman for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Italy.
September 10, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
On a late-summer morning in northern Jordan, as the sun rose over the city of Irbid, perched high on a desert ridge, a young father prepared to die at sea.

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The Suez Canal project includes the development of 76,000 sq km around the canal into an international industrial and logistics hub to attract more ships and generate income.
15:12 GMT

Fund-raising has closed and Egyptians will no longer be able to buy the investment certificates now that the initial goal of 60 billion pounds ($8 billion) has been exceeded, the governor said.

flydubai
12:46 GMT

flydubai’s inaugural flight to Almaty landed today at Almaty International Airport and was met by a traditional water cannon salute. This marked the start of the airline’s operations to Kazakhstan.

Toyota
08:23 GMT
(press release)

Toyota Motor Corporation has begun a project in which employees put themselves into vehicles to assess vehicle specification plans for future models and provide a valuable training opportunity over vast distances in Australia.

Qatar Airways
06:50 GMT

Qatar Airways is offering customers in the United States and around the world great savings to global destinations during its latest three-day "The World is Yours" global sale.

Lozi addressing the attendees during the forum
06:12 GMT

RJ Chairman of the Board/ President & CEO Nasser Lozi inaugurated the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) Business Technology Forum 2014,

September 15, 2014

During the event
12:31 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company participated in organizing the "U.F.O." special preformed by the Lebanese comedian Nemr Abou Nassar at the Cultural Palace - organized by Maestro Entertainment's Bands Across Borders.

The first group of Etihad Airways’ unique inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London
11:15 GMT
(press release)

The first group of Etihad Airways’ unique inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London.

September 14, 2014

The new MENA website
08:24 GMT
(press release)

Luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar MENA, has unveiled its new website, www.jaguar-me.com, designed to enhance the Jaguar digital brand experience for customers and fans across the Middle East and North Africa region.

September 11, 2014

Emirates A330-200
11:55 GMT

Emirates will be able to connect even more people and cargo with Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, with the start of a second service to the east African coastal city from 26th October.

During the event
09:36 GMT
(press release)

Haitham Hasan Al Subaihi, Etihad Airways’ Vice President, Sales - Mid Atlantic (center) celebrates the airline’s second year as the official airline sponsor of the Nation’s Triathlon.

Ranked among the world's busiest airports for international travellers, Dubai International has established itself as a major stop on routes between the West and Asia and Australasia.
04:55 GMT

Dubai has relaunched an ambitious project to develop its second airport, touted originally as the world's largest, to handle 120 million passengers a year, its airports chief said Monday.

September 10, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel Amman’s expert catering team blends fine dining with contemporary flair, creating exciting and fun dishes to suit every taste and theme
10:56 GMT
(press release)

When it comes to creating a menu, whether it’s for an intimate gathering with friends and family or a gala wedding with all the works for a thousand guests, thinking outside the box is the only way to go and that’s the motto of the Outside Catering Team at Four Seasons Hotel Amman.

East coast of Africa
08:45 GMT

Some destinations are the stuff dreams are made of, and the tropical Seychelles is one of those places.

September 9, 2014

Migrants setting off from Turkey also commonly travel by sea to the Greek Aegean Islands, a route much shorter than the treacherous route from Libya to Italy but still fraught with dangers.
18:00 GMT

During the past three days alone, 424 people attempting to make the dangerous crossing to European territory were found during search and rescue operations off the Turkish coast.

An Emirates A380 lands at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
08:25 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, will launch its second daily A380 service to Mauritius on 26th October this year, instead of 1st December as initially planned.