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US warns Americans about visiting Sudan over 'terror risks'

Khartoum - The United States has warned Americans about travelling to Sudan given the "risks of terrorism" in the African country, prompting an angry response from Khartoum on Friday.

US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating row

Istanbul - The United States and Turkey on Sunday scaled back visa issuing services in each other's countries in a deepening diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul.

Turkey halts all visa services for American citizens in US

Washington - Turkey said Sunday it was halting all visa services for Americans at its diplomatic missions in the US in a tit-for-tat move after Washington made a similar announcement earlier in the day.

Blackout hits flights in Panama, a major Latin America hub

Panama - A blackout at Panama's main international airport -- a major hub for Latin America -- caused more than 200 flights to be canceled and many others delayed on Monday, airport officials said.

Automotive trends, from Car-as-a-Service to Mobility-as-a-Service

Mobility-as-a-Service is a developing trend in transportation, signaling a partial shift away from personally owned modes of transportation towards mobility solutions.

New e-passport harnesses digital technology for multi-country use

Amsterdam - The Dutch technology company Gemalto developed a biometric passport that can be used by thirty different countries. Now the company is pushing ahead with digital passport technology to combine stronger security with enhanced traveler experience.

Airlines are embracing digital transformation

The airline sector is highly competitive with different carriers seeking new ways to control costs and gain passenger access. This environment makes the sector ripe for digital transformation. We assess some initiatives.

US to pause issuing non-immigrant visas in Russia: embassy

Moscow - Washington will halt the issuing of all non-immigrant visas in Russia for nine days from Wednesday and will thereafter reduce visa operations, the US embassy in Moscow said Monday, citing the "Russian government-imposed cap" on its staff levels.

French start-up takes off with flight-sharing app

London - A French start-up is reaching for the skies with a flight-sharing app, matching pilots with passengers looking for a low-cost way to take off in a private aircraft."It's a great way to get on planes. It's quite a unique experience.

Three new gadgets for healthy travels

Travel, like many other aspects of work and home life, has been transformed through new technologies. In this article we look at three new innovations designed to help the business and leisure traveler.

Air France launches 'boutique' airline for millennials

On Thursday, Air France launched Europe's newest airline, Joon. The newest offshoot of the 84-year-old company is aimed at younger clientele aged 18 to 35.

Turkey accuses Germany of 'great political irresponsibility'

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday accused Germany of displaying "great political irresponsibility" in stepping up a travel warning for the country after Berlin reacted angrily to Ankara's latest arrests of human rights activists."Sending a message...

Four airports remain under US laptop ban

Washington - Four airports remain under a ban for carry-on laptops on US-bound flights, imposed amid fears that Islamic State is developing a bomb concealed in personal electronics, officials said Tuesday.

Kuwait airline says US laptop ban lifted

Kuwait City - Kuwait Airways said Sunday that a ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of its US-bound flights had been lifted by Washington.

Royal Jordanian Airlines says US laptop ban lifted

Amman - Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Sunday it has won an exemption from a US ban on passengers carrying laptops and tablet computers on flights from its hub in Amman.

Turkey says US to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flights

Ankara - The United States is set to lift a ban on carrying large electronic devices, such as laptops, in the cabin of US-bound flights from Turkey's main international airport, Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Tuesday.

US lifts laptop ban for Etihad flights

Washington - The United States has lifted a ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on Etihad Airways flights from its base in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi, authorities said Sunday.

Obama visits childhood home Jakarta

Bogor - Former US president Barack Obama arrived Friday in his former childhood home Jakarta, where he met Indonesia's president at the end of a ten-day family holiday.

Obama on temple sojourn during Indonesia holiday

Yogyakarta - Barack Obama took his wife and daughters to the ancient Borobudur temple on Java on Wednesday on a family vacation to Indonesia, where the former US president spent part of his childhood.

Ukrainians cheer on first day of visa-free EU travel

Kiev - Ukrainians were on Sunday celebrating the first day of visa-free access to the European Union, with thousands crossing the border as President Petro Poroshenko proclaimed a dramatic "exit" from Moscow's grip.

EU seeks online security checks for visa-exempt visitors

Luxembourg - EU countries on Friday backed a proposal to adopt new security checks for Europe's borderless Schengen area, in which visa-exempt travellers will be screened online prior to arrival.

Pet-parent Stefanie Michaels talks pet-friendly travel tips Special

New York - World renowned travel expert and pet-parent Stefanie Michaels chatted with Digital Journal. She gave pet-friendly travel tips for the summer season.

US asks visa applicants for social media handles

Washington - The United States has begun asking some would-be visitors applying for visas to provide their identities on social media, among other more vigorous screening methods.

US asks visa applicants for social media handles

Washington - The United States has begun asking some would-be visitors applying for visas to provide their identities on social media, among other more vigorous screening methods.

Colossal rocket-launching plane rolls toward testing

San Francisco - A colossal aircraft capable of launching satellite-toting rockets into space is closer to testing, having been rolled out of a hangar in the desert, its creators said on Wednesday.

BA flights disrupted for third day after IT crash

London - Passengers faced a third day of disruption at Heathrow on Monday as British Airways cancelled short-haul flights after a global computer crash that unions blamed on the outsourcing of IT services to India.

More Heathrow chaos as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash

London - Thousands of travellers faced further chaos on Sunday as British Airways cancelled around 40 flights from London's Heathrow Airport following an IT system failure.Around one quarter of Sunday's flights set to depart from London's key hub before 1.

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

London - British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London's major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

London - British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London's major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

BA cancels all flights from major London airports after IT failure

London - British Airways cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after a computer systems failure, causing chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.
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