Italy minister says Alitalia will respond to Etihad missive
Italian infrastructure minister Maurizio Lupi said on Thursday that Etihad Airways had sent Alitalia a letter setting out conditions for investing in the struggling airline, to which Alitalia would respond.
Iraqi Kurds entrench political faultline with Syria border ditch
Iraqi Kurds are digging a 17-km (10-mile) trench on their border with Syria, reinforcing a political faultline between the two rival parties that dominate on either side of the frontier.
Gunmen kidnap Tunisian diplomat in Libya
A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya's foreign ministry said, two days after gunmen seized Jordan's ambassador.