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Kenya Airways puts off direct flights to Mogadishu indefinitely

Kenya Airways has postponed the launch of its direct flight from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to the Somali capital Mogadishu indefinitely. The national carrier which had initially planned to fly to Mogadishu beginning November 15 was to launch its direct flights to Aden Adde International Airport, Mogadishu, on Wednesday in a move that

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Turkey smashes 40 million tourist target for 2018 in 10 months

More than 40 million tourists coming from abroad visited Turkey in the January-October period, smashing the year-end target with two months to spare. The Culture and Tourism Ministry announced Friday that nearly 35.6 million foreigners visited Turkey in the first 10 months of 2018, a 22.4 percent increase compared to some 29 million in the

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Kenya Airways postpones direct Mogadishu flights to Dec 5

Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ has postponed the launch of its direct flight from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Somali capital Mogadishu until December 5. The national carrier was to launch its direct flight to Aden Addule International Airport, Mogadishu today in a move that was expected to boost trade with the Horn of Africa

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Saudi Arabia Bans Muslims From Israel and Palestine From Mecca – Report

Although the Jewish State and the Gulf Kingdom have no diplomatic ties, Palestinians with Israeli citizenship have been able to perform the hajj, considered compulsory in Islam, using temporary Jordanian passports. Riyadh has eliminated this loophole despite reports about a rapprochement and military cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has changed its passport

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Jambojet to fly to Mogadishu and Bujumbura

Kenya Airways Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz has said local carrier Jambojet will start flying to Somali and Burundi as part of its plan to grow its regional presence. The Mogadishu flights will start on 15th November. Speaking to Capital in The Morning Mikosz said the airline sees an opportunity in the growing regional air traffic.

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Egypt denies organ theft of British tourist

Egypt State Information Service yesterday denied “organ theft” of a British tourist who had recently died in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Officials were responding to reports published in a number of British newspapers who cited the tourist’s family as saying that his body was returned to the UK missing organs including his heart

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World’s longest nonstop flight from Singapore to New York takes off today

Passengers were getting ready to board the world’s longest flight on Thursday — a marathon 19 hours in the air between Singapore and New York. Two pilots, a special “wellness” menu and more than seven weeks’ worth of film and television entertainment were expected to accompany travelers on the 16,700-kilometer (10,400-mile) journey to the Big

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Somali government says it is committed to improving the tourism sector

Mogadishu – Warsheikh District in the Middle Shabelle region in the Somali capital, the Somali Federal Government prepares a tourist destination for the country. The director of the Ministry of Information Ministry of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mr Abdirizaq Abdi Abdullahi, who was part of the federal government who arrived in Warsheikh, said the

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Dubai airport operating as normal after Houthi attack

The Dubai International Airport is operating as normal following an attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, according to authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday. “Air traffic in the UAE is ongoing normally and naturally,” the Civil Aviation Authority said on Twitter. Earlier Sunday, the Houthi-run Al-Masirah television said a Sammad-3 drone had carried

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Turkey eyes drawing more tourists from Far East

Turkey will do more to draw tourists from the Far East as part of its new economic program, a top tourism official told Anadolu Agency on Saturday. “Tourism professionals are working on the Far East market in order to attract more tourist from those countries,” said Firuz Baglikaya, head of the Association of Turkish Travel

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