Friday 12 February 2016

17 killed in hotel fire at Iraqi Kurdistan

A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region killed 17 people on Friday, the governor of Erbil told a local media network, and the hotel manager said they included foreigners. Governor Nawzad Hadi told Rudaw TV that 14 of the victims were not from the autonomou


Turkish Airlines seeks to boost flights to Iran

Turkish Airlines has asked Iran's aviation authority for permission to increase the number of its flights to Iran, the airline's general manager said on Friday, looking to benefit from the lifting of Western sanctions against its neighbour.   "We co


HalalTrip launches ‘Best 10 lists’ for Muslim travellers

HalalTrip, an online travel platform for Muslim tourists, has launched lists to help inspire travellers discover alternative experiences and destinations this year.   The ‘Best 10 lists’ cover a range of themes from family destinations, tech-free des


Bomb hoax in Madrid-Riyadh Saudia flight

Spanish authorities evacuated all passengers and crew from a flight bound for Riyadh at Madrid's Barajas international airport on Thursday after a bomb threat, which the airline later said was a hoax. The Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) flight was grounded before take off aft

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