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UN Security Council to discuss deadly tanker attack off Oman

LONDON: Britain will raise a deadly tanker attack off the coast of Oman during a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday, diplomats said, but the 15-member body is not expected to take any action. Britain, Romania and Liberia

Oman identifies tanker as hijacking ends in Arabian Sea

MUSCAT: Oman on Wednesday identified the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess as the tanker involved in a hijacking which Britain’s maritime trade agency earlier said was over. The statement by Oman’s Maritime Security Centre was the first official confirmation incident in the

Iran warns of response if security threatened after oil tanker attack

TEHRAN: Iran will respond promptly to any threat against its security, the foreign ministry said after the United States, Israel and Britain blamed Tehran for an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman. Tehran has denied any

US, UK blame Iran for attacking Israeli-managed tanker

WASHINGTON: The United States and Britain said they believed Iran carried out an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum tanker off the coast of Oman that killed a Briton and a Romanian, both pledging to work with partners to respond. Iran

T20 World Cup: India, Pakistan placed in same group

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the groups for the T20 World Cup 2021 to be hosted by India in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 14 November. The groups, selected on the basis

Beyonce becomes most awarded woman in Grammy history

LOS ANGELES: Beyonce has surpassed Alison Krauss to become the most decorated female act in Grammy history. Beyoncé earned her 28th Grammy on Sunday, picking up honours like best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” best music video for “Brown Skin

Eldest son of Oman’s sultan becomes first crown prince

MUSCAT: The oldest son of Oman’s sultan became the first crown prince in the country’s history as the Gulf state published a new “fundamental law” stipulating the line of succession. Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said issued a decree setting

980,000 Pakistanis sent abroad for employment in last two years: SAPM Bukhari

KARACHI: Around 980,000 Pakistanis have been sent abroad for employment in the last two years by the incumbent government. The was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari.

Oman cricketer banned for seven years over spot-fixing

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Omani player Yousuf Abdulrahim Al Balushi from all cricket for seven years after he accepted four charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. The charges related to the ICC Men’s T20 World

Sultan Qaboos was a great man, says FM Qureshi

MUSCAT: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has expressed his condolence over the passing of Oman’s  Sultan Qaboos calling him a great man. Shah Mahmood Qureshi who is currently on a regional peace mission, earlier arrived in Oman to offered his

World leaders in Oman to pay homage after death of Sultan

MUSCAT: Prince Charles of Britain and Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined regional leaders in Oman on Sunday to offer their condolences to the royal family following the death of long-ruling Sultan Qaboos. A ceremony at the Alam Palace in Muscat

Pakistan won’t be part of any regional conflict: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called for immediate measures for de-escalation in the Middle East saying Pakistan will not be part of any conflict in the region. The prime minister expressed deep concern over the evolving situation in

President, PM congratulate Sultan of Oman on 49th National Day

ISLAMABAD: The President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have congratulated Sultan of Oman His Majesty Qaboos bin Said Al Said on the auspicious occasion of 49th National Day of Sultanate of Oman. In their congratulatory messages, the

Omani commander lauds PM’s efforts to reduce Middle East tensions

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Staff of Sultan’s Armed Forces Oman Lt General Ahmed Bin Harith Al Nabhani called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday and  lauded his initiative for de-escalation of tensions in the Gulf and promoting regional peace and