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Former president Hosni Mubarak launched national projects, but they were not completed because of a lack of political will.
August 17, 2014 - 11:31 GMT
Tawfik does not see in the Suez Canal project a “new Toshka,” though he does believe financial and economic studies are necessary to ensure this.

April 17, 2013

Royal Jordanian and International Air Transport Association
13:09 GMT

Royal Jordanian and the International Air Transport Association announced a new partnership in the field of training.

Etihad Airways
09:03 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty program, has unveiled a range of impressive new benefits for holders of its prestigious Gold Elite membership status.

Marc Bennett – Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Destination & Leisure Management
06:28 GMT

Emirates Holidays is set to implement changes that are aimed to improve operations and offer its trade and travel agent-partners greater opportunities.

April 16, 2013

Mercedes-Benz digital web portal
09:15 GMT
(press release)

A.R. Albisher and Z. Alkazemi Co. - the exclusive general distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Kuwait - has launched a digital web portal exclusively for its customers in Kuwait.

Hertz and Qatar Airways
08:39 GMT

Hertz and Qatar Airways have announced the introduction of an Arabic language option to their online booking platform.

April 15, 2013

Etihad Airways
10:15 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will commence daily nonstop flights between its home base of Abu Dhabi and Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, from June 15, 2013.

Turkish Airlines
09:56 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines opened its new office in Dubai, led by increasing demand from the Emirate, with 36 percent growth in passenger traffic reported in the last two years.

Bernard Rich,Service Manager, Almoayyed Motors, Mario D’Costa,Senior Manager, Parts, Almoayyed Motors, Declan J McCluskey, Group CEO, Mohammed Almoayyed, Dealer Principal, Almoayyed Motors, Farouk Almoayyed, Dealer Principal, Almoayyed Motors, Chris Noel, Director of Customer Service, Ford Middle East, Sandeep Mathur, General Manager, Almoayyed Motors, Nikhil Gopalan, Dealer Operations Manager, Bahrain, Ford Middle East
09:11 GMT
(press release)

Ford customers in Bahrain are assured of top notch service with Almoayyed Motors, the Ford and Lincoln importer-dealer in the Kingdom, receiving the Ford Service Excellence Certified.

Air Arabia
08:28 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, today announced the launch of non-stop services to Abha in Saudi Arabia, from its primary hub in Sharjah.

April 14, 2013

Somali piracy cost the global economy $18 billion annually, according to the World Bank (Getty)
13:44 GMT

Somali pirates are pushing global trade costs up by billions of dollars per year, severely affecting the economic activities of neighboring countries, a new World Bank report has found.

Etihad Airways
08:49 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will launch direct flights to Sana’a, Yemen’s political and commercial capital on September 1, 2013.

Jazeera Airways
08:20 GMT
(press release)

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

Lebanese trucks are being re-touted via Homs and Iran before reaching Jordan
03:19 GMT

Deteriorating security in Syria is forcing Lebanese truckers carrying regional exports to abandon the Damascus road altogether, crossing instead through Homs and Iraq before entering Jordan.

April 11, 2013

Emirates Airline
11:54 GMT

Emirates has announced that it will begin operating a daily flight to Stockholm, Sweden from 4th September 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.