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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.

August 27, 2014

Jazeera Airways
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways released its July 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Cairo, Jeddah, Sharm El Sheikh and Sohag.

August 26, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium Engine
08:48 GMT
(press release)

Ingenium - the new family of premium diesel and petrol engines - designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover, delivers class-leading levels of torque, horsepower and refinement, while reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

During the event
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has donated more than AED70,000 to assist the work of Breast Cancer Arabia in providing support to women with breast cancer.

August 25, 2014

Turkish Airlines
09:23 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines’ first half 2014 consolidated financial statements were reported to Borsa Istanbul. Compared to the same period of 2013, sales revenue increased by 15% in USD terms reaching 5,2 billion USD.

British Airways
09:16 GMT
(press release)

Anyone searching for the best airline deals from Jordan to London, Europe or North America will now be able to hold their British Airways flight for up to 72 hours for as little as GBP 5 or approximately JOD 6* through ba.com.

Mr Gianni Tronza, Etihad Airways New General Manager Switzerland
09:08 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed Mr Gianni Tronza as its new General Manager for Switzerland effective immediately.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad bought the 33.3 percent stake in Darwin Airline last November (File/AFP)
07:01 GMT

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways welcomed a review process by Switzerland's Federal Office of Civil Aviation regarding a deal to buy 33.3 percent of Swiss carrier, Darwin Airline.

August 24, 2014

Etihad now has until September 30 to make the necessary changes to its agreement for it to take the 33.3 per cent stake in the airline.
21:22 GMT

Foca said last week that the current agreement can lead to Etihad controlling Darwin and would be incompatible with statutory provisions.

Jaguar Land Rover intelligent self-learning vehicle
08:35 GMT
(press release)

Cutting-edge technology is being pioneered by researchers at Jaguar Land Rover to develop a truly intelligent self-learning vehicle that will offer a completely personalised driving experience and help prevent accidents by reducing driver distraction.

August 21, 2014

Etihad Airways
11:06 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced changes to its schedule between Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg, effective 26 October 2014.

Al-Futtaim Motors Blood Donation Campaign
07:25 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino vehicles in the UAE, has launched its fifth annual blood donation campaign.

“During the past Ramadan and Eid seasons, economic revenues increased as passenger and transportation activity flourished by 50 percent due to the large number of individuals traveling to and from the holy cities.”
04:55 GMT

Saeed Al-Bassami,has revealed that Saudization is one of the main challenges facing the surface transportation sector in the Kingdom.

August 20, 2014

The 50th Emirates A380 taking off for its ferry flight headed to Dubai
12:25 GMT

It takes 800 workers just 65 to 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380, the iconic double-decker aircraft that has been creating headlines and delighting travellers since it first entered Emirates service in 2008.

Land Rover sport interior
06:47 GMT
(press release)

Land Rover has revealed a first look inside Discovery Sport with the release of a short film showing glimpses of the cabin design.

August 19, 2014

The Suez Canal is a main source of income for Egypt, generating annual revenues of $5 billion.
13:47 GMT

Egypt has selected a Saudi consultancy to draw up the plan for the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones.