The new Istanbul Airport, which cost around $8 billion to open, is said to be able to handle 90 million passengers a year. Authorities have plans to expand that capacity to 200 million. The new airport formally opened nearly six months ago, handling just a few flights per day, and had its full inauguration on April 6 afternoon.
Australia ordered its first school closure on Friday after a 16-year-old pupil tested positive for the COVID-19, as the country’s Prime Minister warned the public bill for treating infected patients could top A$1 billion ($661 million). Also read: COVID-19: New Zealand confirms first case Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he has written to Australia’s state […]
The outcome of their November 16 presidential poll may have given Sri Lankans much to discuss in the fortnight since, but many of them are invariably discussing another topic — the intensity of the recent spells of rain. Even as Sri Lanka’s scheduled northeast monsoon is kicking in, the volume and force of the rainfall […]
Pakistan on Friday registered a First Information Report against “unidentified pilots” of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for bombing and destroying 19 trees in the Balakot area, according to a media report, days after India’s preemptive strike against the Jaish-e-Mohammed’s largest terrorist training camp in the country. The FIR was filed by the forestry department […]