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    Uzbekistan, Tajikistan flights open new chapter in ties

    A plane carrying paying customers, officials and reporters completed the first commercial flight between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan for the first time in 25 years, signaling a hopeful new chapter in the two countries.

    Central Asia
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    World's longest flight lands in New Zealand

    The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand Monday with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535 kilometres Doha-Auckland service, the airline announced.

    Lifestyle
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    Trump's Muslim ban is old news in Kuwait

    Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghans have not been able to obtain visit, tourism or trade visas to Kuwait since 2011, in a move which seemingly pre-empted US restrictions on seven Muslim-majority countries.

    West Asia
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    Uzbekistan: Officials Strive to Ease Hassles for Tourists

    After seeing much of Europe and countless beaches in Southeast Asia, Dmitry and Irina Dagbayev thought they might try something different for their next holiday.“This time we decided on Uzbekistan, so as to see Samar.

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    Kashmir airfares soar with heavy snowfall: Delhi-Singapore return is cheaper than Jammu-Srinagar

    The Kashmir Valley, which has witnessed its heaviest snowfall in two decades this past week, was cut off from the rest of the country for five days after slippery and dangerous roads forced authorities to shut down.

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    Indian PM, ministers and media in a fix after no translation of UAE Royal's speech

    An embarrassing situation developed on Wednesday during the media briefing at the Hyderabad House in India’s capital, New Delhi on Wednesday afternoon when there was no Arabic to English translation of the address.

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    Istanbul braces for second wave of heavy snowfall

    A second wave of heavy snowfall is expected to hit Istanbul starting from Thursday, just two weeks after the city experienced the most extreme snowfall since 2009.According to forecasts, the temperatures in Istanbul.

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    China embraces Lunar New Year travel rush

    The world’s largest annual migration of people is going on in China this week as hundreds of millions take planes, trains and automobiles to travel home to mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year or the Spring.

    Southeast Asia
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    Asia drives rise in 2016 world tourism numbers: UN

    The number of international tourists rose by four percent worldwide to 1.2 billion in 2016 as Asians travelled more, but security fears hit visitor arrivals in Europe, the World Tourism Organization (WTO) said on Tuesday

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    37 killed in Turkish plane crash in Kyrgyzstan

    The Boeing 747 crashed near the Manas airport outside Bishkek at around 7:30 a.m. local time (0130 GMT) as it was attempting to land in poor visibility because of dense fog on Monday.

    West Asia
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    Iran receives 1st Airbus plane after JCPOA

    The head of IranAir took delivery in France on Wednesday of the first Western airliner under an international sanctions deal, calling it a "sunny day" for relations between Iran and Europe.

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    Air India ranked third-worst airline in the world

    Indian national flag-carrier Air India has been named the world’s third-worst airline in a list by aviation insights company FlightStats. The 10 worst airlines of 2016.

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    Goat sacrificed near Pak airlines aircraft to ‘ward off’ the evil eye

    As Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) resumed its ATR flights for commercial travel after the fatal crash of December 7, the carrier’s staff sacrificed a black goat near the first aircraft to fly.

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