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Former president Hosni Mubarak launched national projects, but they were not completed because of a lack of political will.
August 17, 2014 - 11:31 GMT
Tawfik does not see in the Suez Canal project a “new Toshka,” though he does believe financial and economic studies are necessary to ensure this.

July 13, 2014

He called for imposing stricter search measures on female passengers and travelers because terrorists may use women to carry out their operations.
22:25 GMT

A Dammam airport source told Al-Hayat Arabic daily that airport officers have been asked to refer any suspicious passengers for investigation.

The airline will also operate four flights a week to the world-class tourism and economic hub, Hong Kong, and three flights a week to Algeria’s vibrant capital and largest city, Algiers.
16:47 GMT

Etihad Airways will launch six new routes in the first half of 2015, offering even more choice and improved connections to travellers worldwide.

Etihad Cargo
11:15 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Cargo, the freight division of UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways, has started freighter flights between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and the Hanoi’s Nội Bài International Airport (HAN).

Turkish Airlines
08:55 GMT
(press release)

With existing services to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington and Boston, Turkish Airlines adds flights to Montreal as its 10th destination in the Americas.

Central Trade and Auto Company
07:36 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company (CTA), the exclusive dealer for Toyota in the Kingdom, recently organized a workshop on essential vehicle fire hazard investigation techniques.

During the event
06:38 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has been honoured at the gtnews Awards for Global Corporate Treasury and Finance which recognise best practice and projects within the global corporate treasury and finance sector.

July 10, 2014

Emirates Airline
11:43 GMT

Dubai, UAE – Emirates has received its 50th A380 aircraft, strengthening its position as the world’s largest international airline.

Halewood operations
06:15 GMT
(press release)

250 new jobs have been created by the United Kingdom’s largest automotive employer as the Land Rover Discovery Sport was confirmed as the latest model to be produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant.

Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai Management
05:25 GMT
(press release)

To celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai recently hosted an Iftar for the media who enjoyed a wide variety of international cuisines and Arabic specialties at the Metro! Restaurant.

DP World, which has a portfolio of about 65 terminals across six continents, owns one-third of Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal, the company’s annual report says.
02:58 GMT

Djibouti said it had started legal action against DP World, seeking to rescind the Dubai-owned port operator’s concession in Africa’s largest container terminal in a row over how the contract was awarded.

July 9, 2014

The value of the deal could increase to $75 billion at list prices if Emirates firms up its right to purchase the additional planes, Boeing said in a statement issued in Dubai.
16:33 GMT

Boeing said the 777X will introduce the latest technologies including "the most advanced commercial engine ever".

Mrs Wuraola Oduntan Etihad Airways new General Manager for Nigeria
10:44 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mrs Wuraola Oduntan as its new General Manager for Nigeria. The appointment takes effect from 1 July 2014.

British Airways' 'happiness blanket'
10:09 GMT
(press release)

British Airways has begun testing a hi-tech blanket which changes colour using brainwaves, to ensure it offers customers the best flight’s sleep in the sky.

The children take a commemorative photo with the RJ staff
09:03 GMT

Royal Jordanian invited 200 orphans from different charity organizations for an iftar banquet at the Children’s Museum of Jordan, one of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah’s non-profit educational organizations.

Strobe - street scene
07:34 GMT
(press release)

Lexus today presented the “STROBE” project – an LED spectacle in which acrobats and stuntmen suspended across Kuala Lumpur’s night skyline were lit up in succession to create the illusion of acrobatic motion at impressive speed.