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Kuwait plane airlifts Houthis to Stockholm – ‘Crisis worsens’

SANAA, Dec 4, (Agencies): A Houthi delegation left for Sweden on Tuesday for UNsponsored Yemen peace talks, the first since 2016, as Western nations press for an end to the war and the United Nations warned of a looming economic disaster. The nearly four-year-old conflict, which has killed thousands and left millions facing starvation, pits the Iranianaligned Houthi group against Yemeni forces backed by an Arab coalition loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. A Kuwaiti passenger jet carrying the Houthi team accompanied by UN special envoy Martin Griffiths left...
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UAE leads Arab world in economic freedom

UAE businesses enjoy the highest economic freedom in the Arab world. This opens a wealth of opportunities to grow for UAE Inc. It also helps reduce poverty in the country, generate more employment opportunities and makes workforce and credit easily available.According to the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the Arab World's annual report 2018, the UAE tied with Bahrain for first place with a score of 8.0.Among the sub-indices, the UAE's score for legal structure and security of property rights remained 8.0 and retained its first place. The Emirates' score for sound money rose to 9.5 from 9.4, leaving the...
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Iraqi parliament to vote on remaining Cabinet candidates

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s parliament is set to vote on the remaining candidates for Cabinet seats amid deep divisions over the portfolios for the defense and interior ministries.The parliament’s deputy speaker, Hassan Al-Kaabi, says Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi submitted overnight the names of eight candidates who were already rejected on an October session when parliament approved other Cabinet members.He says today’s vote could be disrupted.Al-Kaabi warned that further delays could have a negative impact on the security situation in Iraq.In a letter to lawmakers, Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi said he can submit other names within two days in case his proposals are rejected....

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Banana Island Resort Doha Launches its Festive Season Offers

Doha, Qatar - To Celebrate the festive season, Banana Island Resort Doha has launched a variety of offers in all of its outlets and facilities. The offers are available at all its restaurants, Balance Wellness Centre and at the Anantara SPA. In addition, a selection of activities will offer guests and visitors the opportunity to witness a unique island experience filled with luxury and upscale services during this festive season of the year.During this period, Azraq, the perfect destination for the gathering of family members and friends, is offering a variety of international dishes, seafood and live cooking stations in...
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On the Ball: India’s players are fired up for the Hockey World Cup

When Manpreet Singh, the captain of India’s national hockey team, laid eyes on the trophy that was placed in front of him at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy that was held in Oman last October, it wasn’t just that trophy he’d had his eyes on.Like the rest of the squad that had come to Oman to play in the six-nation series, Manpreet Singh did of course want to win the trophy, but he was looking beyond the tournament to a far greater one. His nation is currently hosting the 2018 Hockey World Cup, and Manpreet and...
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Cricket: Attic Outdoors registers emphatic win

MUSCAT: Qasim Ahmed’s superb 64-ball 89 was the highlight of Attic Outdoors’ convincing 49-run win over Mott MacDonald in a C Division match at Muscat Municipality ground 2 in Amerat on Friday.Batting first, Attic Outdoors posted 147 for 5 on the board in 20 overs thanks to Qasim’s brilliant knock that included 3 big sixes too. Mohammed Shahid chipped in with a useful 27. Prakash Kesarkar picked up two wickets.Attic Outdoors bowlers took full control of Mott MacDonald’s chase, dismissing it for a paltry 98 in the 19th over. Rooswin Anto and Rajesh Devashya claimed 3 wickets each while Toseef...

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UN envoy pushes ahead for Yemen peace talks as wounded Houthis evacuated

SANAA: Houthi militia delegation and the UN envoy leaves Yemen's Sanaa for Sweden on Tuesday to participate in peace talks. It follows the Arab coalition agreement to allow 50 wounded Houthi militia to be transferred to Muscat for medical treatment.Envoy Martin Griffiths had been in Sanaa for meetings to evacuate the 50 wounded Houthi fighters for treatment in neutral Oman on Monday — a key Houthi precondition for the talks.A previous attempt by Griffiths to convene peace talks in Switzerland in September collapsed when militia failed to show up.The United Arab Emirates, which is a key player in the coalition,...
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Cricket: Emphatic win for Al Turki NMC

MUSCAT: Premier Division veterans Muscat CT’s poor form continued with another dismal performance with the bat leading to a 7-wicket loss against Al Turki NMC at Oman Cricket turf ground 1 in Amerat on Friday.Invited to bat, Muscat was dismissed for a paltry 73 in 27 overs with fit-again Ajay Lalcheta taking 3 for 9 and Gopendra Bohara picking up 3 for 17.Al Turki raced to the small target in the 16th over, scoring 74 for 3 thanks to Twinkle Bhandari’s fluent 37 off 38. Sandeep Goud bagged two wickets for Muscat.Brief scores: Muscat CT 73 all out in 27...
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The Six: Stars at Dubai charity gala

DUBAI: A handful of celebrities will be in Dubai on Friday for the Brilliant Is Beautiful charity gala, sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Bovet 1822. Proceeds go to Dubai Cares and the Brilliant Is Beautiful Global Fund for Women and Girls’ Education.Ben StillerThe American actor and producer has appeared in numerous comedy blockbusters in Hollywood. He is a board member of the Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), a US-based non-profit organization.Susan SarandonThe Oscar-award-winning American actress is not new at championing humanitarian causes. She was a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and was a recipient of the Action Against...

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Alila Jabal Akhdar Welcomes New Executive Chef Danny Wilkinson

Alila Jabal Akhdar is pleased to announce the appointment of Danny Wilkinson as Executive Chef, who brings 12 years of experience and the best of his culinary ingenuity to the dining experience at the resort.British-born, Danny built the early years of his culinary career in gastropubs and casual restaurants, before moving on to five-star hotels and Michelin-starred establishments, trained by some of the world’s top chefs.From 2011 to 2013, he worked at the 5-star luxury Coworth Park Hotel in Ascot, UK, part of the Dorchester Collection, where he had the opportunity to cook regularly for Queen Elizabeth as well as...
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UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday at the request of France and Britain after they accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range missile at the weekend, diplomats said.The United States said the missile launch on Saturday was a violation of a UN resolution that endorsed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, from which Washington has withdrawn.That resolution calls on Iran to refrain from testing missiles capable of carrying a nuclear weapon.France said it was concerned by the test-firing with the foreign ministry describing it as “provocative and destabilising” and “does not conform” with UN resolution...
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Houthis ‘still break international law’ despite confidence-building measures: Arab Coalition

RIYADH: The Arab Coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government condemned the Houthi militia on Monday for violating international law. The Houthis continue to plant improvised explosive devices in schools, including Al-Sharaf School in Hodeidah, said coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki. The coalition is continuing its efforts to rescue and rehabilitate children recruited as fighters by the Houthis, in cooperation with Yemen’s legitimate government, the Red Cross, the Red Crescent and human rights groups, he added. The coalition has so far rescued and rehabilitated 102 such children, he said, adding that the rehabilitation period takes at least three months. Rehabilitation includes...