Saudi Airlines to operate regular Baghdad route late October

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Passenger disembark from a plane belonging to Saudia airline, at Baghdad International Airport, in Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Saudi Arabia's national carrier, Saudia, launched its inaugural flight to Baghdad on Thursday. (AP)
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Passengers pose for a photo after their arrival on Saudia airline to Baghdad International Airport, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Saudi Arabia's national carrier, Saudia, launched its inaugural flight to Baghdad on Thursday. (AP)
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Passengers collect their luggage after their arrival on Saudia airline to Baghdad International Airport, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Saudi Arabia's national carrier, Saudia, launched its inaugural flight to Baghdad on Thursday. (AP)
Updated 21 October 2017
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Saudi Airlines to operate regular Baghdad route late October

RIYADH: Saudi Airlines inaugurates its first flight to the Iraqi capital Baghdad on 30 October 2017 according to Sabq. This will be the first flight after 27 years of interruption.
The Saudi chargé d’affaires in Baghdad, Abdul Aziz Al-Shammari, had previously confirmed that over 20 weekly flights will be operating between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
On Wednesday, Saudi Arabian budget airline, Flynas, made the first direct flight from the kingdom to Iraq since 1990.


UAE official praises Saudi king's role in regional stability

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UAE official praises Saudi king's role in regional stability

  • Al-Qubaisi said that the king’s service is not only to his own people, but to all Gulf Cooperation Council countries
JEDDAH: The speaker of the UAE’s Federal National Council, Dr. Amal Al-Qubaisi, praised King Salman and the strength of the relationship between the two nations during a visit to the UAE by Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, her counterpart at the Saudi Shoura Council.
Al-Qubaisi said that the king’s service is not only to his own people, but to all Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
She applauded the ties between Riyadh and the UAE, as well as the establishment of the Saudi-UAE Coordination Council to cement bilateral cooperation between the two Gulf states
Al-Asheikh also met with Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the UAE’s deputy prime minister, for talks on Saudi-UAE cooperation.