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Saudi Arabia plans to attract 100 million tourists per year by 2030

by Christian Fleetwood

The conservative nation is offering visas to non-religious visitors in a bid to open the country to the world, but its timing couldn’t be worse.

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Missile attack on airport leaves 26 injured

A missile attack on a Saudi Arabian airport has reportedly injured 26 people, with three women and two children among the wounded.

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Plane carrying Saudi Arabian football team catches fire

by Ali Coulton

The team were on their way to Rostov-on-Don to verse Uruguay when an engine malfunction sent flames down the plane’s wing.

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Qatar Airways launches new ‘No Borders’ ad

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways says there are ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’, which sounds like something our meditation teacher would say if we had one.

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Qatar Airways adding 24 new destinations in 2017/18

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways isn’t taking the recent travel ban lying down, although we’re not suggesting they’re reclining on a sofa, mind.

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Airspace “illegally blocked”: Qatar Airways CEO

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways’ boss says the block on airspace is “illegal”, which is the same word our boss used to describe our theft of office pens.

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How Qatar Airways can stay in the air

by Hannah Edensor

It’s dire straits for Qatar Airways this week as a widespread ban threatens its services. And by ‘dire straits’ we mean very bad situation and not the British rock band.

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What the Qatar ban means for tourism

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways appears to be up a certain creek that rhymes with ‘pit’ and starts with ‘sh’, all without a paddle to bail itself out.

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Qatar Airways banned from biggest market

by Hannah Edensor

A ban on Qatar Airways in Saudi and UAE airspace could close it off from its biggest markets. And by markets we mean countries, not fresh produce gatherings.

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