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The UAE's Etihad Airways flew its first passenger plane to Israel and back, carrying an Israeli tourism delegation to Abu Dhabi.

'Think Pink' flight QR9901 drew a ribbon in the sky over Qatar to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

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Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

Restaurants and caterers in Dubai are rushing to prepare for what they hope will be a flood of Jewish visitors arriving on new direct flights.

Israel-UAE flights 'delayed to January'

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Israel-UAE flights 'delayed to January'

An Israeli official confirmed direct flights between Israel and the UAE have been postponed until January because of coronavirus.

Qatar Airways gives teachers free tickets as Covid-19 'thank-you'

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Qatar Airways gives teachers free tickets as Covid-19 'thank-you'

The Qatari airline is thanking teachers worldwide by giving away 21,000 flights to mark World Teachers' Day

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US fines Emirates $400,000 for flying over Iran airspace

The UAE's national airline has been fined over flights operated last year amid tensions between Washington and Tehran.

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UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The UAE has been sending weapons to aid Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar in his failing campaign to take Tripoli.

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Qatar Airways gets $2.0 bln aid after huge loss

Qatar Airways said it received $2.0 billion in state aid to weather the coronavirus crisis, as it posted huge annual losses after enduring one ...

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Israel airliner flies to Bahrain after ties normalised

An Israeli airliner flew to Bahrain days after both countries signed a normalisation deal.

Emirates <em>airline</em> to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

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Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

The Middle East's biggest airline will set up a 'dedicated' facility to produce kosher meals for Jewish travellers.

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Israel's El Al announces cargo flight to Dubai

The flight will carry 'agricultural and high-tech equipment' from Israel to the UAE.

Saudi Arabia postpones 'Davos in desert' until January

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Saudi Arabia postpones 'Davos in desert' until January

Initially scheduled for October, the Future Investment Initiative (FII), which seeks to showcase the insular kingdom as a dynamic investment ...

Dubai government pumped $2 billion into Emirates <em>airline</em>: report

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Dubai government pumped $2 billion into Emirates airline: report

The Dubai government has helped keep its star airline afloat during difficult economic times.

Iran vessel leaves Venezuela with chemical used in missile-propellant

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Iran vessel leaves Venezuela with chemical used in missile-propellant

The Iranian embassy wrote on Twitter that Venezuela had shipped a cargo of 'mangos and pineapples' to Iran as part of 'win-win commercial ...

UAE airlines ask staff to extend unpaid leave

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UAE airlines ask staff to extend unpaid leave

The airline industry has been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis.

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Iran 'ready to pay compensation' for Ukrainian plane crash

Iran has accepted responsibility for downing the Ukrainian plane and is ready to negotiate paying full compensation under international law, the state-run agency reported.

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US blacklists UAE firms for supporting Iran's Mahan Air

Two UAE-based companies were placed on a US sanctions blacklist on Wednesday, authorities confirmed.

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India airliner crash leaves at least 16 dead

A passenger jet repatriating Indians stranded abroad due to the Covid-19 pandemic crashed upon landing, leaving at least 16 dead.

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Mahan Air passenger undergoes surgery for 'fractured spine'

After two US jets approached an Iranian flight in the airspace over Syria, several passengers were reportedly hospitalised in Beirut with ...

Iran to take 'political, legal measures' over plane incident

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Iran to take 'political, legal measures' over plane incident

Iran's mission to the UN will take its concerns to the Security Council, claiming US military jets "threatened" an Iranian passenger plane over ...

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US fighter jets near Iranian passenger plane over Syria

A pilot has confirmed that two US fighter jets approached an Iranian passenger plane, forcing it to land in Beirut.

Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation over airspace closure

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Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation over airspace closure

"These measures specifically targeted Qatar Airways, with the objective of shuttering Qatar Airways' local operations."

Turkey suspends Iran and Afghanistan flights over coronavirus outbreak

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Turkey suspends Iran and Afghanistan flights over coronavirus outbreak

Turkey has suspended flights to Iran and Afghanistan as part of measures against the coronavirus outbreak, the transport ministry said on Sunday.

Ghosn 'aiding' those who helped him flee to Lebanon

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Ghosn 'aiding' those who helped him flee to Lebanon

In a televised interview that aired late on Saturday, Ghosn confirmed that he is aiding those who helped smuggle him out of Japan.

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