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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.

March 31, 2013

To celebrate the link-up, Emirates and Qantas staged a tandem flyover of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by two Airbus A380s. (JAMES MORGAN / QANTAS / AFP)
12:46 GMT

Qantas reports a sharp increase in bookings to Europe since it signed a deal with Dubai’s Emirates, under which the first flight in partnership between the two airlines is due to take off on Sunday.

Kyrgyzstan mountains
11:52 GMT

flydubai has announced operations to two new destinations in the CIS region: Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan and Osh in Kyrgyzstan.

The first flight from Cairo to Tehran for 34 years took off on Saturday in a thawing of relations
10:14 GMT

Air Memphis departed Egypt’s International Airport on Saturday heading to Tehran to mark the first direct flight between the two capitals since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, more 30 years ago.

Jazeera Airways
06:25 GMT
(press release)

Award-winning Jazeera Airways today issued its January 2013 Operational Performance Report.

Egypt’s vital waterway Suez Canal hit a 7.4 percent slump in monthly revenues.
04:30 GMT

Egypt’s vital waterway Suez Canal hit a 7.4 percent slump in monthly revenues, the country's state information portal showed.

March 28, 2013

Turkish Airlines
09:57 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has added Colombo, Sri Lanka as its 219th destination, connecting now to 98 countries, the largest country-network for any airline in the world.

Farmers in Lebanon have urged authorities to allow trucks to cross the Syrian border
08:35 GMT

The Head of the Lebanese Farmers Association on Wednesday called on authorities to take active steps to allow Lebanese trucks to cross the Syrian border.

A cake was cut in celebration of flydubai's first flight to Mattala Rajapaksa new airport
06:41 GMT

flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, announced that it will fly double daily to Sri Lanka starting this summer, bringing the total number of weekly flights to 14.

March 27, 2013

Etihad Airways
06:42 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has launched an innovative preferred partner program which will see the UAE’s national airline strengthen partnerships with key global and regional brands.

A truck ferry route between Jordan and Lebanon launched this week after the trade route between Syria and Lebanon was closed
06:34 GMT

A truck ferry route to Jordan was launched this week almost days after Lebanon’s major transit route through Syria came to a complete halt.

March 26, 2013

The new Mercedes-Benz
09:36 GMT
(press release)

A.R. Albisher and Z. Alkazemi Co. - the exclusive general distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Kuwait has announced another noteworthy sales year for Mercedes-Benz Kuwait.

Mr. Khalid Essa Abdulla Buhumaid - Vice President - Corporate Relations and Int'l. Affairs
08:23 GMT
(press release)

To Dubai Aluminium, DUBAL, meaningful corporate social responsibility involves improving living conditions and creating opportunities for underprivileged and disadvantaged members of society.

Central Trade & Auto Company celebrating Earth Hour
07:35 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade & Auto Company (CTA), the exclusive dealer for Toyota vehicles in the Kingdom, recently took part in the global “Earth Hour” celebration, in its showrooms.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company
07:19 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today appointed Taylor Woodrow International Construction LLC to carry out major expansion work at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

March 25, 2013

Jazeera Airways
10:10 GMT

Talks are ongoing between budget carrier Jazeera and Kuwait Airways