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Cairo's notorious traffic costs Egypt LE47 billion ($6.5 billion) every year, or 2.5 percent of its current GDP, according to a recently released World Bank study.
June 10, 2014 - 12:28 GMT
Cairo is also under-supplied with public transport, compared to similar large cities around the world.

April 11, 2013

Passenger numbers at  Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut grew by 17 per cent in March
11:46 GMT

The number of departing and arriving passengers at Rafik Hariri International Airport [Beirut, Lebanon] rose by 17 percent in March and 11 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the Civil Aviation Authority.

Etihad Crystal Cargo
10:05 GMT

Etihad Cargo has added Washington D.C. to its global cargo network, in addition to boosting frequency to Hong Kong courtesy of strategic partner Air Seychelles.

Grazia Style Awards
08:35 GMT
(press release)

Audi has teamed up with leading fashion and beauty magazine Grazia for the most stylish night of the year - the Grazia Style Awards.

Guests at the Honda event experience the Honda Civic
08:00 GMT

Imposed more stringent banking car loan rules to individuals, according to Mark Kass, Regional Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Honda

Turkish Airlines
07:27 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines’ 2012 consolidated financial statements were reported to Istanbul Stock Exchange.

April 10, 2013

British Airways
10:33 GMT
(press release)

In anticipation of the holiday season, British Airways is giving travellers from the UAE an incentive to beat the heat with its latest Spring-Summer special fares.

Thomas Milz, Managing Director, Volkswagen Middle East
09:55 GMT
(press release)

Volkswagen Middle East has announced a 23% increase in deliveries for Q1 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, with the month of March up 27% on last year in terms of growth.

April 9, 2013

A large number of Egypt’s train drivers and conductors ended their nationwide strike on Monday evening
09:24 GMT

A large number of Egypt’s train drivers and conductors ended their nationwide strike on Monday evening.

Kia Motors road
07:43 GMT

The four-week Kia Motors road shows have received an overwhelming response from UAE residents as around 1500 test drive took place during the first phase of Kia on Tour 2013 / Road Show.

Etihad Airways
07:22 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Viviane El Hajj as its new General Manager for Lebanon.

Raptor
05:50 GMT
(press release)

Ford is joining the Dubai stop of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in an action-packed day at the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, in Downtown Dubai this weekend.

April 8, 2013

flydubai
12:28 GMT

flydubai has announced a discount of 15% on lowest return fares between eight Saudi cities and Dubai.

Strikes on the Egyptian railway have entered a second day, crippling the network
12:05 GMT

A nationwide strike by train drivers continued to paralyse Egypt's rail traffic for a second day on Monday.

Saudi Arabia's embassy in Lebanon has denied  there is a ban on issuing visa to Lebanese citizens
09:26 GMT

Saudi Arabia denied Monday a report in a Lebanese newspaper that Riyadh had temporarily halted issuing visas to nationals from Lebanon.

Egypt has suspended all inbound Iranian flights
08:57 GMT

Egypt's tourism chief has decided to halt incoming flights form Iran, despite a recent thawing in relations.