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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.

August 10, 2014

Air Arabia
08:56 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia (PJSC), the largest low-cost carrier (LCC) operator in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today its financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2014.

During the event
06:14 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways and Alitalia announced that they have signed the transaction implementation agreement which will result in a €1,758 million investment to build a reinvigorated Alitalia as a competitive, sustainably profitable business.

Meanwhile, an aviation analyst termed the Etihad’s deal with Alitalia risky and said Abu Dhabi-based airline will have to go all-out to make this deal work to achieve desire results by 2017.
04:55 GMT

Etihad Airways on Friday signed a €1.76 billion deal to acquire 49 per cent stake in loss-making Alitalia.

August 7, 2014

Emirates Airline
11:25 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, will step up services to Morocco with a second daily flight, boosting the service to 14 weekly flights beginning 1st September, 2014.

Al-Futtaim Honda
08:01 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Honda is offering exclusive offers on its Honda Civic, Accord Coupe, CR-V and Pilot models all through August.

“The project is also expected to improve the macroeconomic indicators as it raises the canal’s revenues to $13 billion annually from $5 billion,” said Fathy.
“Investors expect an economic boom in most sectors when the Suez Canal industrial hub project sees the light,”
04:55 GMT

Egyptian stocks rallied on Monday as details of the Suez Canal industrial hub mega project started to unfold, analysts said

August 6, 2014

Emirates’ inaugural flight touches down at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago
12:45 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has commenced a daily nonstop passenger service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Air Arabia
10:21 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, announced today the start of its non-stop services to the city of Antalya, on the Mediterranean coast, in the South West of Turkey.

Mahmoudia Motors
07:47 GMT
(press release)

Abdimajid Haithar, General Manager of Mahmoudia Motors was chosen as part of a select group of CEOs and GMs to participate in Jaguar Land Rover’s pilot program for its dealership principals.

During the event
07:30 GMT
(press release)

International superstar Ronan Keating joined a line-up of VIPs at the official launch of Etihad Airways new daily services between Perth and Abu Dhabi in the Western Australian capital last night.

August 5, 2014

Emirates Airline
12:18 GMT

To say that some of life’s greatest moments happen at 35,000 ft. could not ring truer than when Stuart Mackinnon proposed to Victoria Loudon on their Emirates A380 flight to Brisbane.

Etihad Airways
09:34 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has enjoyed the busiest four days in the history of the airline with 181,333 passengers flying with the Abu Dhabi-based airline during the post Eid Al Fitr period.

August 4, 2014

Roland Buerk ,Senior Director in charge of Communications for the Nissan Africa, Middle East and India region
10:20 GMT
(press release)

Nissan has announced the appointment of Roland Buerk as Senior Director in charge of Communications for the Africa, Middle East and India region, effective immediately.

Lexus RC F
10:15 GMT
(press release)

The ZENT CERUMO racing team of Yuji Tachikawa & Kohei Hirate driving their #1 Lexus RC F secured their first win of the season by clinching Round 4 of the 2014 AUTOBACS Super GT series (GT500 class).

Lufthansa
09:26 GMT
(press release)

The high point after the victory in the final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium last month came 36 hours later, when the Siegerflieger – a Boeing 747-8 – flew over the German capital’s fan park 700 metres above the ground, with 500,000 fans cheering on.