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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.

May 7, 2013

Qatar Airways booth
06:26 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways today announced route expansion on three continents together with a huge increase in capacity in Pakistan as part of the Doha-based carrier’s continued aggressive growth strategy.

Qatar Airways' inaugural passenger flight to Chicago is welcomed by a traditional water salute at Chicago O'Hare Airport on April 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
06:13 GMT

Qatar Airways is preparing to open business in Saudi Arabia as one of two operators that won in December licenses to serve the Kingdom’s domestic market.

Lufthansa Onboard Service
06:12 GMT
(press release)

Lufthansa has upgraded in-flight service on long and short-haul flights.

Not content with a Ferrari FF or Lamborghini Aventador, Dubai Police now use a rare Aston Martin One-77.
05:30 GMT

Not content with a Ferrari FF or Lamborghini Aventador, Dubai Police now use a rare Aston Martin One-77.

May 6, 2013

An illustration of the 747-8 Freighter from Boeing
12:36 GMT

Etihad Airways has signed a multi-year Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) agreement with Atlas Air Worldwide to provide the UAE flag carrier with its first Boeing 747-8 Freighter.

Etihad Airways
10:13 GMT

Etihad Airways will bring greater capacity to its daily flights between Abu Dhabi and New York with a Wi-Fi-enabled Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route from June 1, 2013.

08:35 GMT
(press release)

Ford and Lincoln products reported 14 per cent growth in sales during the first quarter of 2013, registering the highest ever Q1 sales for the Middle East region.

Qatar Airways booth at ATM
06:53 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways will have a major presence at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, a four day event that attracts the crème de la crème of the travel industry from around the world.

Turkish Airlines
06:53 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey and Europe’s best airline*, has added its 223rd network destination with flights to Friedrichshafen, Germany, operating from May 2, 2013.

May 5, 2013

Planes are seen on January 22, 2009 at Baghdad airport in Baghdad, Iraq
12:01 GMT

Global aviation industry giants will be in Iraq this September to attend a major industry event and also tap the vast growth potential in the country's burgeoning aviation industry which is witnessing massive investments to the tune of $150 billion, said experts.

May 2, 2013

Etihad Airways
12:47 GMT

Strategic partners Etihad Airways and Air France have announced a number of new codeshare destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe for summer 2013.

Cargo Airline of the Year 2013
12:22 GMT
(press release)

Emirates SkyCargo has won Cargo Airline of the Year 2013 at Air Cargo News’ awards evening. The airline was also named Best Middle East Cargo Airline for the 25th consecutive year.

Qatar Airways have become the second airline to restart operations with the 787 Dreamliner
12:12 GMT

Qatar Airways become only the second airline in the world to resume operations with Boeing's troubled 787 Dreamliner.

EK ATM 2013 Globe
11:53 GMT

Emirates returns to the 20th edition of Arabian Travel Market.

Etihad Airways
11:12 GMT

Etihad Airways has opened a line maintenance base at Singapore’s Changi International Airport, the carrier’s eighth outside Abu Dhabi.