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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 21, 2014

Kia GT4 Stinger
06:25 GMT
(press release)

Kia Motors has built a reputation for world-class design over the last several years, and recently, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has added to the Korean brand’s renown with a pair of prestigious design awards.

Tim Clark, president of Dubai’s Emirates, the world’s largest international airline by number of passengers, said domestic regulators worldwide may decide to be more involved in giving their carriers guidance on where it is safe to fly.
04:55 GMT

The head of one of the world’s largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree a response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner,

July 20, 2014

During the award
09:26 GMT
(press release)

Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive of Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, has won the “Airline Business Award” at the esteemed Airline Strategy Awards 2014.

July 18, 2014

Launched at Farnborough on Monday, the neo plane is a revamped version of the A330, sporting engine upgrades to provide more economical long-haul travel.
00:32 GMT

Qatar Airways gave Boeing a lift on Wednesday, concluding a deal for 50 of the US planemaker's revamped long-haul passenger jets and proposing to buy the same amount again.

July 17, 2014

‘Beneath the Skin’ outlining the technology of the new vehicle
14:45 GMT
(press release)

Jaguar will unveil the latest addition to its sports saloon car family, the Jaguar XE, at a star-studded event in London on September 8th.

During the event
14:33 GMT
(press release)

Ford Motor Company today announced an aggressive product acceleration in its newest business unit, Middle East & Africa.

Etihad Airways
14:19 GMT
(press release)

Air Malta and Etihad Airways have expanded their code-share agreement to provide travellers with improved connections between Europe, the GCC region and Australia.

Etihad Airways
06:55 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today commenced daily, non-stop services between Perth and Abu Dhabi.

Boeing Qatar Airways
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices.

July 16, 2014

Etihad Airways
13:20 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways’ launch of daily Abu Dhabi–Rome flights is ‘the next step in a burgeoning relationship with Italy’.

Emirates Airline
05:25 GMT

Emirates announced that it will introduce a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg effective 26 October 2014 lifting to seven the number of daily flights to South Africa.

July 15, 2014

Emirates has 208 Boeing 777s pending delivery.
16:03 GMT

The $13 billion (Dh47.7 billion) OnPoint contract is for the engines that will power the airline’s 150 Boeing 777X aircraft that it is buying from Boeing for $56 billion.

Mahmoudia Motors
13:12 GMT
(press release)

Mahmoudia Motors - the sole and official dealer of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Jordan - held three Iftar events for its employees and media partners, strengthening both social and professional ties.

Airport International Group
13:08 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airports Council International to host ACI’s ‘10th Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition’ for the first time in the Middle East.

12:49 GMT
(press release)

Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced the official launch of the Toyota Avanza in the Middle East, marking the entry of a supremely practical vehicle set to redefine the compact MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) segment.