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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 1, 2013

Saudi Arabia will be introduced as a new automotive market hub for the Big Three
08:01 GMT

American automotive giants GM, Chrysler and Ford are considering proposals to set up manufacturing plants in Saudi Arabia, reported Arab News.

June 30, 2013

A Cargolux airplane delivers a shipment (Source: Wikimedia)
14:46 GMT

The cargo shipment airline makes Muscat its 79th destination

Emirates Airline
13:16 GMT

Emirates announced a linked service to Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, from 27 October 2013.

Al Dhabi lounge
09:40 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Al Dhabi Lounge has been voted the best airport lounge in Africa and the Middle East in 2013 by customers of the world’s largest independent airport lounge access programme – Priority Pass.

Jazeera Airways aircraft at Kuwait International Airport
09:35 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways today released its May 2013 Operational Performance Report showing a 7% increase in number of flown passengers from the same month last year.

Businessmen in the the Kingdom make around 30 charter trips a year on an average
06:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia commands 60 percent of the air charter business in the Middle East, according to Private Jet Charter (PJC), one of the world’s largest independent private jet charter brokers.

June 27, 2013

Toyota Hybrid
13:17 GMT
(press release)

TOYOTA Racing achieved an emotional runners-up finish in the 90th anniversary edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours after a rollercoaster race.

Emirates Airline
12:42 GMT

Emirates will deploy a Boeing 777-300 aircraft to Warsaw from 1 January 2014.

First two British Airways B787s in the factory
11:55 GMT
(press release)

British Airways announced that it is taking delivery of its first two Boeing 787 Dreamliners from 27 June.

Authority is studying all civil aviation services that are not currently available in Oman
11:16 GMT

The sultanate will have at least one low-cost carrier (LCC) by the first half of 2014 with the possibility of more licences being awarded, according to Salim Nasser Said al Aufi, chief executive officer of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation.

Aerial view of Mohammad Bin Zayed City
11:12 GMT

A Dh75 million Traffic Control System (TCS) has been installed in Mohammad Bin Zayed City in the capital, the Department of Transport (DoT) announced today.

Etihad Airways
09:00 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia this week will commence new codeshare flights between Jakarta and Perth, the capital of Western Australia.

During the event
07:14 GMT
(press release)

For the first time in the Airport’s history, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has become Airport Carbon Accredited.

BA boosts African footprint
05:39 GMT
(press release)

BA has announced an increase in its schedule to Marrakech from daily to 10 flights a week and added a third weekly service to Agadir.

June 26, 2013

Emirates Airline
12:20 GMT

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, recently announced new appointments to senior management roles within the organisation which mirror the company’s growth and expansion.