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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 17, 2013

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.

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.

July 15, 2013

Turkish Airlines
11:52 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has announced an irresisibtle two-way airfare for passengers from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar to Istanbul during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Emirates Airline
09:41 GMT

Emirates has today announced it will commence a daily A380 service to Barcelona from 1st February 2014.

Martinair Cargo
08:37 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) welcomed on the 14th of June the newly added Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

James Hogan, President and CEO of Etihad Airways
06:30 GMT
(press release)

James Hogan, President and CEO of Etihad Airways, has been recognised for his “outstanding strategic thinking and leadership” in winning the Executive Leadership category.

British Airways
06:02 GMT
(press release)

This month British Airways is to trial a new electronic bag tag that could do without the need to have a new paper tag every time you fly. Once checked in, customers just need to hold their Smartphone over the electronic tag.

July 14, 2013

The project is part of plans to build a $10 billion GCC rail link that will also connect with the proposed Friendship Causeway between Bahrain and Qatar
11:55 GMT

Experts are studying plans to establish railway tracks parallel to the King Fahad Causeway as part of the $10 billion GCC rail link.

11:38 GMT
(press release)

Toyota Motor Corporation announced a surge in its Land Cruiser sales for Q1 2013.

During the event
07:36 GMT
(press release)

National Arab Motors announced its sponsorship of a soccer workshop for the children of the Zaatari camp in collaboration with ‘Save the Children’ and the Brazilian Embassy in Jordan.