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Qatar Airways to have shuttle flights with Saudia, other GCC airlines for World Cup, CEO says

DOHA: Qatar Airways is seeking partnership with other Gulf Airlines, including Saudia, to increase the flow of football fans to Doha as Qatar is preparing to host the World Cup in November. Akbar Al-Baker, Qatar Airways Group CEO, told Arab News during the International Air Transport Association Annual General Meeting in Doha that the airline …

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Japan State Minister for Foreign Affairs reaffirms Japan-UAE cooperation

SEOUL: US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Tuesday warned of a forceful response if North Korea carries out its first nuclear test explosion in nearly five years as she traveled to Seoul to meet with South Korean and Japanese allies and discuss the escalating standoff.US and South Korean officials have said North Korea …

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World must tell Taliban it’s going in wrong direction, says German foreign minister

Ukraine recovers bodies from Azovstal steel-plant siege in first exchange of dead fighters with Russia KYIV, Ukraine: Russia has begun turning over the bodies of Ukrainian fighters killed at the Azovstal steelworks, the fortress-like plant in the destroyed city of Mariupol where their last-ditch stand became a symbol of resistance against Moscow’s invasion.Dozens of the …

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UN welcomes flights from Sanaa to Cairo but warns humanitarian crisis in Yemen is still dire

NEW YORK: The UN on Wednesday welcomed the resumption of commercial flights from Sanaa airport in Yemen to Egypt. But Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, warned that the humanitarian situation in the war-ravaged country remains dire, as he called on donors β€œto pledge and to convert the pledges into cash.” The first …

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Yemenia to operate direct flights between Houthi-held Sanaa, Cairo

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday evening an impending military operation into northern Syria to establish a 30 km-deep safe zone along the southern border. Turkey’s operation is expected to focus on areas where the country is targeted the most by cross-border attacks. But Erdogan did not go into further detail. Turkish …

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Moscow not sure it needs resumed ties with West, will work on ties with China -Lavrov

NEW YORK: Digital technologies have profoundly transformed every facet of society. They offer endless opportunities for development, education and social inclusion, and are transforming the process of advocacy on issues such as human rights and humanitarianism, making it possible to mobilize large numbers of people around the world quickly around important topics that require urgent …

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Kuwait airport resumes flights after massive dust storm

RIYADH: Yemeni conjoined twins Mawaddah and Rahma have arrived in Saudi Arabia amid hopes that a successful separation surgery could be carried out. The pair landed at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh from Aden accompanied by their parents on Sunday. The Yemeni family were taken to Riyadh by a Saudi medical evacuation plane with …

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Boeing sees sustainable fuel key to reducing emissions as airlines bill hits $1tr

Macro Snapshot β€” Egypt’s unemployment rate dips to 7.2%; US economic outlook weakens RIYADH: Egypt’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent in the first quarter, down from 7.4 percent in the previous quarter, the country’s state statistics agency CAPMAS said on Sunday. US economic outlook The US economic outlook has weakened and inflation is set …

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Saudia resumes flights to Istanbul after a 2-year pause

India In-Focus β€” Blast at India’s Tata Steel coke plant; Xiaomi accuses Indian agency of physical violence threats MUMBAI: India’s Tata Steel said three contract workers had been injured in a blast at one of its coke plant units in the eastern state of Jharkhand on Saturday. The unit was not operational and was undergoing …

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Can sustainable aviation fuel provide the green alternative airlines need?

RIYADH: Sustainable aviation fuel, made from products as diverse as used cooking oil and farm waste, could become a key tool in the airline industry’s drive to cut carbon emissions. The commercial airline industry’s trade body, the International Air Transport Association, wants to hit net zero by 2050, and SAF may well help the sector …

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