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Qatar Airways Launches Flights to Tropical Island Destination Cebu

DOHA, Qatar — Qatar Airways continues to show its resilience, launching another new destination during this crisis with Cebu, Philippines joining Brisbane, Australia and Toronto, Canada as new destinations to join the airline’s global network in the past few months.  The national carrier of the State of Qatar will also resume its first China flights, with […]

Market

South Korea’s economy shrinks 2.9%, worst since 1997 financial crisis

Seoul, South Korea’s economy contracted at a sharper rate than what had been expected in the second quarter, delivering the worst performance in over two decades, as the pandemic hammered outbound shipments and private spending in Asia’s fourth-largest economy, central bank data showed Thursday.   In the April-June period, the country’s real gross domestic product […]

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UAE travel advisory update: COVID-19 PCR tests mandatory for all inbound passengers

The UAE has announced that COVID-19 test will be mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers, including Emiratis, residents, and tourists, arriving via the country’s airports, irrespective of the countries they are coming from. The decision to apply prior testing on all those coming to the country shall be applied as of 1st August without […]

Health

UAE Sends Medical Aid to Caribbean Islands in Fight against COVID-19

The UAE today sent an aid plane carrying 12.5 metric tons of medical supplies and 500,000 rapid testing kits for 14 Caribbean island states, including: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, in addition to […]