Syria: Putin renews call for political deal in Assad visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has renewed his call for a political solution to the war in Syria, during a rare visit by the Syrian leader. Mr Putin told Bashar al-Assad the military campaign was “wrapping up”, but there was still “a long way to go”. A two-year Russian air campaign has given Syria a clear upper hand in the civil war, which began in 2011. The meeting comes ahead of talks between Syria’s allies Russia and Iran, and Turkey, which backs the rebels. The three powers have increasingly co-operated in…

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Amadeus renews full content partnership with Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways and Amadeus have renewed their full content agreement that ensures Amadeus-connected travel agencies and travellers continue to have access to the airline’s full inventory of flights, seats and other services. Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief commercial officer, said: “The guest experience is at the core of everything we do at Etihad Airways. “Rich content showcases our innovative spirit and careful attention to detail. “We know that agents will notice the difference and will be able to sell our award winning product well informed and with confidence if they…

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