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    Thai Airways Islamabad To Bangkok Fare

  • Thai military court indicts Bangkok blast accused

    BANGKOK: A Thai military court Tuesday indicted two foreign men for the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine in August, an unprecedented attack that sent shockwaves through the junta-ruled nation...

    The pair appeared before Bangkok's military court Tuesday morning to hear the charges against them...

  • Bangkok blast could be game-changer for Thai security

    AS the police hunt for a Thai woman and at least two foreigners reveals the scale of the network thought to be behind the Aug 17 bomb that killed 20 people, security analysts say this is a game-changer for Thailand...

    But the jigsaw that is slowly taking shape still misses one critical piece: if the network is a Uighur smuggling syndicate, as Thai police have said, why did it bomb a civilian target in a high-profile public place,...

  • Thai court finds 9 Muslim men guilty in Bangkok bomb plot

    A Thai court has convicted nine young Muslim men from southern Thailand of planning to set off a car bomb in the capital, in a case in which many of the defendants said they were tortured into making false confessions...

    The Criminal Court in Bangkok on Tuesday found all nine guilty of belonging to an underground criminal group and sentenced each to four years' imprisonment...

  • Thai students detained in Pakistan have no IS links: Thai govt

    BANGKOK: Five Thai students detained in Pakistan for trying to board a plane with a pistol and ammunition have no links to the self-styled Islamic State militant group or any criminal organization, a Thai government spokesman said on Friday...

    On Friday, Thai newspaper the Bangkok Post reported that two of the five were suspected of having links to Islamic State, which is also known as IS...

  • Commuters to pay Rs30 fare for Islamabad metro bus from Friday

    RAWALPINDI: The fare for the metro bus between Rawalpindi and Islamabad will be increased from Rs20 to Rs30 per person on Friday...

    The Punjab government has given the Punjab Masstransit Authority (PMA) the green light to increase fares for the service between Rawalpindi and Islamabad and in Lahore, while the fare in Multan will remain unchanged...

  • Qatar Airways CEO says laptop ban will send militants elsewhere: Irish Times

    Militants would be able to get around a ban on carrying large electronic items into the cabins of planes bound for the United States by travelling from cities not impacted by the ban, Qatar Airways' chief executive was quoted as saying on Friday...

    Gulf airlines Qatar, Emirates and Etihad Airways have been battling a lobbying campaign in Washington by US carriers that accuse them of receiving unfair subsidies, charges that the Gulf...

  • Saudi Arabia revokes Qatar Airways licence

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday revoked the operating licence of Qatar Airways and ordered the airline's offices to close within 48 hours, state media reported, as a regional diplomatic crisis escalated...

    “The General Authority of Civil Aviation has decided to cancel all licences granted to Qatar Airways and to close all of its offices in the kingdom within 48 hours,” a statement carried by the official SPA news agency said...

  • British Airways cabin crew go on 2-week strike in pay dispute

    Some British Airways cabin crew began a two week strike on Saturday in a prolonged pay dispute, risking further brand damage and travel disruption, although the airline said most passengers would be able to fly...

    We call on British Airways to drop the threats and drop the sanctions and resolve this long-running dispute,” Unite national officer Oliver Richardson said in a statement...

  • Work begins in earnest on Pakistan Airways

    ISLAMABAD: While the government is still to get its controversial bill for restructuring the Pakistan Inter­national Airline (PIA) adopted by parliament, it has already started working on setting up a new airline in the public sector...

    The meeting reviewed progress on bringing Pakistan Airways on a par with international airlines...

  • Qatar Airways flight from New Zealand to be longest by flying time

    Qatar Airways launched its first service to Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday with the return leg set to be the longest scheduled commercial flight by flying time, according to the airline's website...

    Qatar Airways is using a Boeing 777 on the 14,534 kilometre (9,031 mile) flight, its first service to New Zealand, it said...

  • Qatar Airways to offer free laptops on US flights

    Qatar Airways said on Thursday it will offer free laptops to business class passengers flying to the United States, in an effort to get round an American ban on electronics...

    The computers would be collected by US-bound passengers from their departure gate just before boarding, said Qatar Airways...

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