Hundreds of Workers Strike at Kuwait Airport for Better Working Conditions
The right to strike is guaranteed for citizens in Kuwait, but such actions remain rare in the Gulf country Hundreds of workers at Kuwait’s international airport held a one-hour strike Monday to demand better working conditions, threatening to stage longer walkouts in the coming days. Ahmed Mohammed al-Kandari, a... Read more
If You Want to Visit Iran the Lut ‘Salt’ Desert Should be First
Before talking about whether the Lut Desert is the hottest place or not, it is good to know that the desert is a large salt desert, and actually the world’s 27th-largest desert with an area of 51,800 square kilometers (20,000 square miles). In Farsi ‘Lut’ literally means bare land... Read more
Backpacker Singled Out by Sniffer Dogs With 2 LSD Bags for His Friends
A French backpacker told police he was planning to sell drugs to his friends when he was singled out by a sniffer dog. Louis Bernard Germain, 23, was on his way to a party when police stopped him outside the Greenwood Hotel in North Sydney in September. When he... Read more
British Backpacker Allegedly Strangled to Death by Man She Met on Tinder
Mourners gathered at a vigil for British backpacker Grace Millane in Wellington, New Zealand, soon after her death A British backpacker was allegedly strangled to death by a man she met on Tinder, prosecutors told a New Zealand court on Wednesday, in a... Read more
IAG Buys Air Europa Amid Aviation Sector Upheaval
An Air Europa Boeing 737-800 airplane takes off from Palma de Mallorca, Spain British Airways owner IAG agreed on Monday to buy Spain’s Air Europa as the global aviation sector charts a path through high-profile failures, fierce competition, economic woes and high fuel prices. London-listed International Airlines... Read more
Knowing Paris by Its Bridges
Sometimes, when sleep eludes me in the dark hour before dawn, I make my way to the Pont de la Tournelle, the 400-foot bridge that links the Île Saint-Louis to Paris’s Left Bank. I plant myself at its midpoint, face west and wait. Before me is the skeletal back... Read more
Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways Takes Off on Inaugural London flight
Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways has become the first low-cost carrier in the Middle East to fly to the United Kingdom with the launch of its inaugural flight to London. The company’s newest A320neo aircraft took off from Jazeera Terminal 5 at Kuwait International Airport on Sunday destined for London Gatwick... Read more
Bhutan, Morocco and Aruba listed among top destinations for 2020
The Kingdom of Bhutan, located on the ancient Silk Road in South Asia, is listed as the top place to travel in 2020 The Kingdom of Bhutan, the only country in the world that measures success not by economic growth but by gross national happiness, has been... Read more
Dubai Airports Reveals New Real-time Airport Management System
International Air Transport Association announces the results of its 2019 Global Passenger Survey Biometric identification to cut waiting lists, access to Wi-Fi at 34,000 ft and maximum times for baggage collection are among the top priorities for air passengers, according to a new survey. The International Air Transport Association... Read more
Sisters, Brothers, Travel, Fun
As young boys in Penang, Malaysia, Aik Wye and Sean Ng routinely watched English Premier League soccer, something of a national obsession, on TV. They witnessed the way their community gathered in kopi tiams, or coffee shops, to catch the action from afar. They remember their friends and family... Read more