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Saudi aviation sector enters a new era

  • RIYADH: As the world emerges from the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia has started reaping the fruit of its efforts to wean its economy off of oil by increasing its focus on its travel and tourism sector. The Kingdom’s aviation sector is witnessing rapid growth which many a...

Birmingham Airport’s flights to the Middle East on the increase

  • LONDON: Birmingham Airport’s flights to the Middle East are running at “virtually full capacity” this summer following the launch and resumption of operations by airlines Saudia, Emirates, and Qatar Airways, BirminghamLive reported on Thursday. The Kingdom’s national airline Saudia launched f...

GACA president sponsors Jeddah Airports Company ceremony after success of Hajj and Umrah season

  • JEDDAH: Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation President Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej recently sponsored a ceremony held by Jeddah Airports Co. at King Abdulaziz International Airport following the success of the 2023 Hajj and Umrah season. The event was attended by ministers and part...

Hajj season success with Saudi airports serving 3.2 million passengers

  • RIYADH: This year’s Hajj season was declared a success with the Kingdom’s airports serving over 1.5 million pilgrims and transporting 3.2 million passengers through 102 airlines during the pilgrimage period.  The number of passengers during this year’s Hajj season increased over 86 percen...

Saudi envoy sees new potential for strategic relation with Indonesia 

  • JAKARTA: Saudi Arabia and Indonesia can tap into the historic momentum of their ties and develop a strategic partnership, the Kingdom’s envoy told Arab News, as he highlighted the unlimited potential of the two G20 nations.   The two countries have enjoyed a strong people-to-people bond ...

Southern Philippines peace in progress as thousands of combatants turn in arms

  • MANILA: Over 1,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters were decommissioned on Thursday in a major step in the implementation of a peace agreement between the Philippine government and the country’s restive Muslim south, which had for decades sought independence from Manila. Bangsamoro, a re...

Pakistan concludes special Hajj flight operation after more than 61,000 pilgrims return via PIA

  • ISLAMABAD: The special Hajj flight operation launched by the government to facilitate Pakistani pilgrims concluded on August 2, as stated in an official statement released by the country’s national airlines on Thursday. The government makes special arrangements to transport large numbers of l...

Allison Transmission and King Long conclude successful Hajj operations

  • Allison Transmission, a global leader in the production of fully automatic transmissions, collaborated with bus manufacturer King Long and provided 40 buses to support this year’s operations during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The successful partnership supported the Kingdom’s objective...

Ancient nine-domed mosque bears witness to Afghanistan’s Islamic past

  • KABUL: A small baked-brick structure in northwestern Afghanistan has for decades perplexed archaeologists, with some dating its origins to the 9th century and others even a hundred years earlier — making it one of the oldest monuments of Islam.  Known as Noh Gonbad, after nine domes that...

Morocco makes history in 1-0 defeat of South Korea at Women’s World Cup

  • ADELAIDE: Morocco made history in multiple ways during its 1-0 victory over South Korea in the Women’s World Cup on Sunday. Defender Nouhaila Benzina became the first player to wear a hijab in a World Cup game at the senior level, and her teammate Ibtissam Jraïdi scored the Atlas Lionesses’ fi...