King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

 

Category Archives: Avaition & Transportation

Police: ISIS directed Australian men to build bomb for Etihad Airways flight

:: A senior ISIS commander directed a group of Australian men to build a bomb destined for an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney, police alleged Friday. The improvised explosive device was due to be smuggled onto

Egyptian plane lands safely in Medina after smoke alert

:: An Egyptian plane landed safely, shortly after taking off from Medina Airport in Saudi Arabia because of smoke reported in the pilot cabin. The General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a press statement that the

Qatar Airways reverses decision to buy into American Airlines

:: Qatar Airways will not proceed with its proposed financial investment in American Airlines Group Inc, reversing an earlier decision to build a stake of up to 4.75 percent in the US carrier. “Further review of the

Tour operator Thomas Cook back to Tunisia after UK travel advice shifts

:: Tour operator Thomas Cook will restart holidays in Tunisia now that Britain has softened its travel advice to the country, the firm’s boss said on Thursday. The move, which came as the company reiterated its full-year

Dubai Aerospace says raises $2.3 billion in senior bonds

:: Government-controlled Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has priced $2.3 billion in senior bonds split across three tranches, the company said on Sunday. DAE priced $500 million of 4 percent notes due in 2020, $800 million 4.5 percent

Saudia: Passengers to US can carry electronic devices beginning today

:: Saudi Arabian Airlines has confirmed that the ban on taking electronic devices inside the cabin with passengers was lifted and passengers traveling to the United States can now carry their electronic devices with them beginning today.

US issues revised security directive to airlines worldwide

:: The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect next week, the agency said

After Qatar Airways CEO’s ‘grandmothers’ remark, end of American codeshare deal

:: Days after Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker called US flight attendants as “grandmothers”, the feud between American Airlines Group Inc. and Qatar Airways Ltd. Appears to be escalating. According to a Bloomberg report, First, American

Abort! Airliner nearly lands on other San Francisco planes

:: The pilot of an Air Canada plane carrying 140 passengers made a last-minute maneuver to avoid landing on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport where four passenger jets were lined up to take off. The

Indian man tries to open plane’s emergency door in midair

:: An Indian man tried to open an emergency exit door on a packed AirAsia flight in midair, injuring fellow passengers and crew members who rushed to restrain him as the plane prepared to land, the airline

$1 bln headache for Airbus as Qatar cancels four jets

:: Qatar Airways has axed orders for four A350s because of delivery delays, Airbus said on Thursday, handing the European planemaker a new headache over what to do with jets worth $1.2 billion at list prices as

India to airlift its citizens stuck in Qatar from next week

:: India will operate flights starting next week allowing its citizens in Qatar to return home after diplomatic crisis hit the Gulf country. The decision was taken after several countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab

British Airways resumes flights from London after IT outage but many still waiting

:: British Airways resumed some flights from Britain’s two biggest airports on Sunday after a global computer system failure created chaos, but hundreds of passengers were still waiting for hours at London Heathrow. BA said it aimed

Britain’s Heathrow says BA still experiencing some disruptions

:: London’s Heathrow Airport said early on Monday that there were still some disruptions to British Airways flights from the airport following a global computer system failure at the airline. BA said on Twitter it would run

London City Airport’s flights to be controlled from 70 miles away

:: If you fly into London City in two years’ time, air traffic controllers won’t see your plane through a window but will guide it down from screens 70 miles away as the airport becomes one of

Dammam Airports Company hires first Saudi woman executive

:: Dammam Airports Company has hired its first Saudi woman as an executive director. Hind Al-Zahid became the first Saudi woman to work as an executive director and member of Dammam Airports Executive Board chaired by Abdullah

EU demands urgent talks with US over airline laptop ban

:: The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a US ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are

Emirates airline profit falls for first time in 5 years

:: The Middle East’s largest airline, reported a drop in annual profit on Thursday for the first time in five years as it added more seats than it could fill and stiff competition put pressure on ticket

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