Bahrain halts flights to destinations flagged covid-19 risky

Bahrain has temporarily suspended flights to a number of destinations judged risky as part of the Gulf country’s efforts to stem the spread of covid-19 pandemic. The Undersecretary for Civil Aviation Affairs at the Ministry of Telecommunications Mohammed Thamer Al-Kaabi, Read more

Oman Air to resume flight operations from October 1

Oman’s national carrier, Oman Air, will resume its commercial flight operations from October 1 after a seven-month hiatus over the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes following the announcement by the Oman airport of the resumption of air traffic for international Read more

Dubai-based DP World & Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to inject further $4.5bn in investment platform

Dubai-based, global infrastructure-led supply chain solutions provider, DP World and its Canadian partner Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) Wednesday confirmed their plan to increase their investment platform with $4.5 billion. The commitment will bring the total size Read more

Etihad Airways to operate limited flights for UAE residents to return home

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will operate from May 9 from selected cities from around the world to limited flights to enable UAE residents to return home, the airline has said. The all one-day flights have been approved by the government. Read more

Qatar: QIA signs initial agreement for London-based Grosvenor House hotel acquisition

The investment arm of Qatar’s sovereign fund, Qatar Invest Authority (QIA) has reportedly agreed to buy London’s iconic Grosvenor House hotel as part of the Gulf country’s economy diversification plan amid its ongoing isolation in the region by neighbors. US Read more

Israel/Palestine: UK officials to attend meetings at US embassy in Jerusalem despite London opposition to mission relocation

British diplomats and officials will attend meetings with American counterparts in the US mission recently transferred to the disputed city of Jerusalem despite London’s opposition to President Donald Trump over relocation of the mission from Tel Aviv to the Holy Read more