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21/03/2019

40 dead in Mosul ferry disaster

Muscat: 40 people were killed when a ferry capsized on the Tigris river in the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).Civil Defense Chief Hussam Khalil was quoted saying that rescuers had retrieved the bodies of 40 people, including women and children. Authorities confirmed that 12 were rescued alive.The accident occurred while the ferry was transporting people to the resort island of Umm Al-Rubaieen.
21/03/2019

Over 5,000 Venezuelan refugees in Brazil relocated

Muscat: Over 5,000 Venezuelans have been relocated from Brazil’s northern state of Roraima to 17 other states in the country, the UNHCR has said.The agency attributed their relocation to an innovative programme it has supported alongside civil society groups and other UN agencies.According to official figures, Brazil has received more than 200,000 Venezuelans since 2017. Some 85,000 of them have lodged asylum claims, while some 40,000 have received temporary resident visas.The UNHCR stated that Venezuelans had left hyperinflation, foot shortages and political instability for the safety of Brazil, with most making the crossing by land. Those that were relocated were...
21/03/2019

Underage Filipino women arrested for illegally attempting to work abroad

Muscat: Three underage Filipino women recruited to work abroad were arrested while attempting to leave the country, Philippines authorities have confirmed.Officers from the Bureau of Immigration apprehended the trio at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, while they were about to board a flight to the Gulf region, according to BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina.He said in a statement on Thursday, "They all presented passports with false birthdates to make it appear that they met the age requirement for household service workers, which is 23 years and above."The names of the passengers were withheld due to a...

20/03/2019

Oman record 5-0 win in first game under new coach

Muscat: Oman’s national football team recorded a thumping win under the leadership of new coach Erwin Koeman by beating Afghanistan 5-0 in the Air Marine Cup in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.The favourable result means Oman are now through to the finals of the tournament. Goals from Ahmed Kano Mubarak, Raed Ibrahim, Mohammed Al Balushi, Abdul Aziz Al Maqbali and Mussalam Akaak gave the Sultanate a comfortable win over their Central Asian opposition.The match to decide the other finalist of the four nation tournament will be played between hosts Malaysia and fellow South East Asian nation Singapore. The finals are to...
20/03/2019

New Kazakh leader sworn in, capital to be renamed after predecessor

Muscat: Kazakhstan is set to rename its capital city after former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned after three decades in power.The decision was confirmed following the swearing-in of his successor Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who will serve as interim President until elections in 2020.Nazarbayev will continue to hold a number of key posts as well as the formal title 'Leader of the Nation'. His daughter, Dariga Nazarbayeva, was also elected as the Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament in a secret ballot.
20/03/2019

Falls and fractures: Facts and tips that may limit falls

As we age, we begin to learn — sometimes firsthand — how devastating a fall can be. It isn't quite as easy as it once was to hop back up and continue on our way. While the majority of falls are non-life-threatening, they can take a serious toll on quality of life and independence. The good news, however, is that most falls are preventable."Being aware of the risk factors and taking the proper precautions can reduce your chances of serious injury, and help you maintain and improve the quality of your health and remain independent," said Dr. James Metcalf, a...

20/03/2019

Brazil could join NATO: Trump

Muscat: US President Donald Trump said that Brazil could possibly join NATO, at a press conference held at the White House.Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, met with Trump on Tuesday, during the former's maiden visit to the States after being elected to office.Speaking alongside Brazil's president after a round of bilateral talks, Trump said, "As I told President Bolsonaro, I also intend to designate Brazil as a “Major Non-NATO Ally,” or even possibly, if you start thinking about it, maybe a NATO ally — have to talk to a lot of people, but maybe a NATO ally — which will greatly...
20/03/2019

Jagmeet Singh makes history in Canada

Muscat: Canada’s Jagmeet Singh made history after becoming the first member of an ethnic minority to lead a federal political party in the House of Commons.New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jagmeet Singh is of Indian descent, and the first non-white leader of a major opposition party in Canada.“If you had asked me when I was a kid, I would’ve never imagined being here today. I would’ve never imagined that someone who looks like me could ever run to be prime minister," the MP for Burnaby South said after he was sworn in."I’m honoured to be here to take my seat...
20/03/2019

Imran Khan wishes Hindu community a 'Happy Holi'

Muscat: Prime Minister Imran Khan has wished the Hindu community a happy Holi.Khan wrote on the social media platform, "Wishing our Hindu community a very happy and peaceful Holi, the festival of colours."Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also stated, "Wishing our Hindu brethren a very Happy Holi. May the festival of colours bring you peace, joy and prosperity."The Government of Pakistan's official account followed suitami, tweeting an image of Holi with the message, "Wishing a very Happy Holi to all Hindu community within Pakistan and across the globe."

20/03/2019

Modi accuses Congress of corruption, 'dynastic politics'

Muscat: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused the Indian National Congress (INC) party of corruption and dynastic politics in a recent blog post.Modi wrote, "In the summer of 2014, the people voted decisively for: Honesty over dynasty. Development over decay. Security over stagnation. Opportunities over obstacles. Vikas over vote-bank politics. Indians were tired of our beloved nation being in the Fragile Five, where corruption, cronyism and nepotism made headlines instead of anything positive."Congress has always seen the defence sector as a source of income which is why the armed forces never got the respect from the Congress that they...
20/03/2019

Indian tycoon Nirav Modi arrested in London

Muscat: Indian billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi was arrested in London by Scotland Yard on Wednesday. Modi has been accused of defrauding an Indian Bank, the Punjab National Bank, to the tune of $ 2 billion. Authorities in London arrested Modi after an arrest warrant was issued by a London Court in response to a request made by the Indian Enforcement Directorate (ED). The ED requested British authorities to help them extradite Modi for his role in the money laundering scheme. "Nirav Deepak Modi, (Date of Birth 24.02.71), was arrested on behalf of the Indian Authorities on Tuesday, 19 March, in...
20/03/2019

Kazakh President Nazarbayev resigns after ruling for three decades

Muscat: Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned in an address to his nation after three decades in power."I have made a difficult decision for myself - to resign from the powers of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan," he said.He will continue to hold a number of positions. He stated, "Our laws give me the status of the First President - Elbasy (Leader of the Nation). I remain the Chairman of the Security Council, which is vested with serious powers. I remain the Chairman of the Nur Otan party, a member of the Constitutional Council. That is to say, I...