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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.

June 15, 2014

The airline began non-stop daily flights from Abu Dhabi to World Cup host city Sao Paulo in June
03:55 GMT

All 64 games will be transmitted live by IMG Media using Etihad’s inflight entertainment system, E-box, a statement said.

June 12, 2014

The Abu Dhabi carrier, which began operations to Los Angeles earlier this week is in the final stage of negotiations with the Italian carrier.
09:39 GMT

It is believed to be the first time the size of the stake has been stated publicly.

Justin Warby, Etihad Airways Vice President Direct Sales, with members of the airline's call centre team at the INSIGHTS Middle East Call Centre Awards 2014
07:39 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been honoured for the third consecutive year at the INSIGHTS Middle East Call Centre Awards 2014.

June 11, 2014

Emirates was among the first buyers for the A350 rival model to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner when it placed the order for 50 A350-900 and 20 A350-1000 jets in 2007.
12:45 GMT

The deal was worth around $16b at 2007 list prices, or close to $22b based on the current catalogue

Etihad Airways celebrated the launch of its new daily service between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles by hosting a glittering gala in Beverly Hills
10:00 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways hosted a glittering gala reception at the iconic Beverly House in Beverly Hills last night, celebrating the June 1 launch of its daily service between Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.

Kia Motors hands over vehicle fleet for 2014 FIFA
08:53 GMT
(press release)

Kia Motors, a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart, conducted a handover ceremony today at Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

08:28 GMT
(press release)

Ford Motor Company is offering its patented inflatable safety belt technology to other companies and industries, including competitive automotive manufacturers.

Introducing the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER Pelé-ane which will connect fans from Dubai to São Paolo for the duration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
07:33 GMT

Just hours before the first World Cup match kicks off in Brazil, Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, is pleased to unveil the first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates’ Global Ambassador and three times World Cup winner, Pelé.

Turkish Airlines
07:03 GMT
(press release)

By pushing the limits to offer the perfect travel experience for its passengers, Turkish Airlines puts its signature again under a unique innovation.

Hyundai Genesis
05:55 GMT
(press release)

A group of twenty-five people from the UAE will be experiencing the ultimate excitement of this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, courtesy of Juma Al Majid Est, - the sole distributor for Hyundai Motor in the UAE.

June 10, 2014

Airport International Group
11:30 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group (AIG) has announced Hotel Global Group Company as the preferred bidder for the construction and management of a hotel at the North Pier at QAIA.

The state-backed firm has confirmed plans to ensure that 7,000 taxis are on the roads before the world football tournament gets underway in Qatar.
10:32 GMT

Qatar’s public transportation company Mowasalat plans to more than double its current fleet of taxis by the time the 2022 World Cup comes around, a senior official has said.

Saif says it contributes to 12 per cent of the total national income and provides job opportunities for 10 per cent of the Kingdom’s workforce.
09:44 GMT

The government has allocated around $850 million from the Gulf Cooperation Council grant to start vital transport projects.

Turkish Airlines
09:20 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines adds flights to Montreal as its 10th destination in the Americas. Beginning today, Montreal flights will be operated 3 times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays in both directions.

British Airways app
08:59 GMT
(press release)

British Airways has seen an increase in the number of people booking via mobile devices by 290 per cent in just two years, and has recently launched its most advanced smart phone app yet.