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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.

July 24, 2013

Toyota
07:43 GMT
(press release)

Toyota announced a steady growth in sales performance in the Gulf Region, selling 310,761 units in the first half of 2013, a 10% growth as compared to the same period in 2012.

July 23, 2013

Ford
07:43 GMT
(press release)

Ford Middle East posted nearly 20 per cent higher sales for the first half of 2013 versus the same period last year, while the company registered the best June sales on record with a 36% growth over June 2012.

July 22, 2013

Lexus
11:11 GMT
(press release)

Lexus recently announced that it was voted as the best car manufacturer in Britain’s auto market, according to the latest survey of Auto Express, polling over 46,000 readers.

Jazeera Airways
09:13 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways released its June 2013 Operational Performance Report which showed that the airline grabbed leading market shares on routes serving Beirut, Amman, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor, Sohag, Dubai and Bahrain.

July 21, 2013

Oman Rail can enter into partnerships with investors in various aspects of railway services
11:07 GMT

Oman is ramping up its efforts to build a 2,244-kilometre rail network that is expected to link major ports and neighbouring countries.

Volkswagen
11:02 GMT

Nuqul Automotive has announced an all-inclusive package for Volkswagen customers to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan.

July 17, 2013

An artist’s impression of the new freighter cargo terminal
10:57 GMT

Construction has begun on Emirates SkyCargo’ s new state-of-the-art cargo terminal and supporting facilities at Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport.

Medina
09:42 GMT

flydubai will begin operating flights to Medina on 25 July 2013, making it the 65th destination for the Dubai-based airline and 15th addition this year.

Boeing had earlier announced that world air cargo traffic will grow 5.2 per cent annually
08:55 GMT

Boeing has 649 purchase orders in the Middle East region as of June 2013 of various models with a main focus on 787s-Dreamliners and 777s.

Kia Motors
06:33 GMT
(press release)

Kia Motors Corporation recently announced its global sales figures for the first half of this year.

July 16, 2013

Emirates Airline
12:17 GMT

The count down to the launch of Emirates’ new destination in the Philippines is well underway with just 10 weeks to go until the first flight.

Thomas Milz, Managing Director , Volkswagen Middle East
11:49 GMT
(press release)

Volkswagen Middle East has announced record growth in deliveries for H1 2013 with a 30% increase across regional markets and 35% growth across the AGCC, compared to the same period in 2012.

Audi
08:41 GMT
(press release)

Celebrating the Holy Month, Audi Abu Dhabi, represented by Ali & Sons, announces the start of its annual Ramadan promotion titled “Audi Extra”.

Etihad Airways
07:39 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed a new codeshare agreement with Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline.

Emirates is the first airline to reach 100,000 followers on LinkedIn, a social network predominantly aimed at business professionals
06:26 GMT

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, is making a name for itself on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network which has 225 million members globally.