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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.

September 11, 2014

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.

Jaguar XE Helicopter
06:45 GMT
(press release)

Tonight, Jaguar hosted special events across London at iconic locations to mark the world premiere of the new Jaguar XE, the brand’s new sports saloon.

Al Tayer praised the strategic partners whose efforts were integral part of the success of the RTA in the successful operation of the Dubai Metro.
04:55 GMT

The Dubai Metro will celebrate on Tuesday its fifth anniversary amid very healthy indicators of success in the operational efficiency

September 8, 2014

The emirate is now reviving development plans as its real estate market recovers and its safe haven status in the turbulent Middle East attracts heavy inflows of money.
20:06 GMT

The expansion could allow Dubai’s fast-growing flagship carrier Emirates to shift its operations to the new facility by the mid-2020s, airport officials said.

Nissan Motorsport
09:49 GMT
(press release)

Nissan and Norton will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Nissan’s first Bathurst 1000 pole position at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 this year.

Honda
09:41 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Honda,exclusive distributor for Honda vehicles in the UAE, expects to post double digit growth in its fleet sales this year driven by positive business sentiment in the UAE.

Etihad Airways
09:08 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will add a new daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Karachi to offer a double daily service from 18 November 2014.

RJ Airbus 310 cargo aircraft at QAIA
07:45 GMT

Royal Jordanian Airlines has secured 5-year RA3 and ACC3 EU certifications for its cargo operations from Amman to any EU country, starting May 2014.

September 7, 2014

Lexus LX 570
10:15 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company (CTA), the exclusive dealer for Lexus in the Kingdom, announced the launch of the limited edition supercharged Lexus LX 570 in the Jordanian market.

Emirates arrives to a water cannon salute
05:25 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has today marked its inaugural flight to Brussels in Belgium.