Yemen announces reopening of Al-Mokha port after its liberation from Houthis

Pro-government forces walk in the port of the western Yemeni coastal town of Mokha as they advance in a bid to try to drive the Shiite Huthi rebels away from the Red Sea coast, in this photo taken on February 9, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 09 April 2017

Yemen announces reopening of Al-Mokha port after its liberation from Houthis

JEDDAH: The government of Yemen announced that work is underway to reopen Al-Mokha port on the country’s Red Sea coast, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
Yemen’s Deputy Minister of Transport Nasser Sharif told his country’s news agency, “The ministry is working to take the necessary measures to conduct work in the ports of Al-Hodeidah and Al-Mokha" after their liberation from Houthis and that it is assessing procedures to “transfer the presidency of the Red Sea Ports to Al-Mokha after the government's approval.”
Sharif said the port of Al-Hodeidah has been stopped, noting that it has become an outlet for smuggling of weapons and money, which the militia are benefiting from by controlling the port’s trade activities.
The restoration of the port of Al-Hodeidah by the Yemeni government and their coalition partners will be a major blow to the Houthis who use the port as a channel to transport weapons and as well as disrupt maritime navigation.

 

 


Emirates airline resumes flights to 29 destinations

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Emirates airline resumes flights to 29 destinations

  • Connection flights for travelers from Pakistan will resume June 8
  • A number of destinations will resume on June 11, additional ones to follow as of June 15

DUBAI: Emirates airline announced the resumption of flights to 29 cities and transits through Dubai on Thursday
As of June 8, travelers from Pakistan’s Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad can book connection flights from Dubai to other destinations with the airline.
Flights to London’s Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne and Manila will resume on June 11. 
Emirates will offer 16 additional destinations starting June 15, such as Bahrain, Manchester, Zurich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, New York JFK, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Hong Kong, Perth and Brisbane.
Travelers can also book flights to Asia Pacific, Europe or the Americas through a connection in Dubai if they meet travel and immigration requirements of the destination country.
The company said they are working with UAE authorities “to take a measured and phased approach to flight resumption and rebuilding connections between Dubai and the world.”