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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 28, 2013

Air Arabia Mobile App
05:39 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia became the first UAE-based airline to launch a mobile application for Apple devices.

July 25, 2013

Emirates Airline
11:39 GMT

Less than nine months after launching its inaugural service to Lyon, Emirates has today announced it will upgrade the route’s operating aircraft to a Boeing 777-200LR, effective from 1st February 2014.

July 24, 2013

Mr Yahya Ahmed Hussein Al-Robaydi, Etihad Airways General Manager in Yemen
11:39 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed Mr Yahya Ahmed Hussein Al-Robaydi as the airline’s General Manager in Yemen.

Air Arabia
10:04 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, today announced the addition of its ninth Saudi Arabian destination, Ha’il.

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Ranked Number One for Quality
09:53 GMT

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe ensures optimal customer satisfaction, according to the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey.

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

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

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.

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.

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.