transport in the East

Iranian tanker Grace1 leaves Gibraltar

The Iranian tanker Grace1 caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar on Sunday night, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further. The Grace 1, …

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Two people killed as training plane crashes in Iran

A light training aircraft crashed today in northern Iran, killing two people, Fars reported, citing local authorities. "It was a two-seat training aircraft. As a result of the accident ... this morning ... two crew members …

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Pakistan suspends train service with India

Pakistan announces suspension of key train service with India over change in Kashmir’s status by New Delhi. According to Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, the Express, or Friendship Express, train …

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 Coach catches fire in Turkey's Balıkesir

Five people, two of which were children, were killed after a coach burst into flames today on the Balıkesir highway in Turkey. The coach caught on fire at around 1:30 p.m. near the Gökçeyazı Gendarmerie Command. …

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Road accident in Iran kills 13 people

Some 13 people including three children died today in a minibus crash near the Iranian city of Khansar, Isfahan province. Nine others have also been injured in the crash, Khansar Governor Mansour Kamali said, adding that the …

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Turkey and Bulgaria begin rail service operations

A new passenger rail service between Turkey and Bulgaria will begin operations his week. According to the Turkish media, passengers will be transported between the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv and the Turkish north-western Edirne city from …

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UAE: four ships subjected to 'sabotage' off east coast

The United Arab Emirates said four commercial ships were subjected to "sabotage operations" after false reports circulated in Lebanese and Iranian media outlets saying there had been explosions at one of the nation's seaports. …

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Bus with passengers turns over in Turkey

A passenger bus turned over in the Turkish province of Adana. Two people died as a result of an accident. According to preliminary data, 23 people were hospitalized. The victims are citizens of Turkey. The causes of the …

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Airport closes in Turkey's Trabzon

Turkey closed the airport in Trabzon province due to temporary repair work at its runway, Turkish media reported. The airport is closed from 10:00 am local time to 18:00, Milliyet reported. The Trabzon airport, which was built …

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New flight to link Moscow and Kokshetau in May

A new flight en route Moscow-Kokshetau-Moscow will start flying since this mid-May, Deputy Governor of Akmola region Marat Igaliyev said. IrAero air carrier of Irkutsk will fly once a week on Sundays for a while. Lately …

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Turkish Airlines bids farewell to Ataturk Airport

Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines bid Istanbul's Ataturk Airport farewell with its last passenger flight from there, it said early Saturday, Anadolu agency reported. Ataturk Airport has been the hub and home for the carrier …

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FlyArystan starts selling tickets for its first flight

FlyArystan, a low-cost airline, has announced the sales start for its first flight en route Almaty-Taraz slated for May 1, 2019, Kazinform reported citing the company's press service. The one-way ticket cost starts at KZT 4,999, …

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 Saudi Flynas to launch flights to Baku

Saudi Arabia's leading low-cost airline, Flynas, has announced plans to launch six new destinations for the summer season, including to Baku. New cities include Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vienna in Austria, Trabzon in …

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