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23/07/2019

Oman has high hopes of doing well in ODI campaign: Mendis

Muscat: Armed with an ambition to play the World Cup in 2023 and a team packed with seasoned players, Oman is heading to Scotland with high hopes of a head start to its busy ODI campaign over the next two and a half years.Having won ODI status from International Cricket Council (ICC) recently, Oman will start its journey to the World Cup Qualifier by participating in the first of many tri-series next month. Papua New Guinea (PNG) will complete the triangle along with hosts Scotland and Oman.ICC CWC League 2 competition, which will see UAE, Nepal, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, Papua...
23/07/2019

Boris Johnson to succeed Theresa May as Britain PM

London: Boris Johnson was announced as the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest on Tuesday and will succeed outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May in 10 Downing Street.The former Mayor of London and foreign secretary was elected by Conservative Party members in the final round, defeating his successor at the foreign office Jeremy Hunt.With 87.4 percent turnout from 159,320 eligible voters, Johnson received 92,153 votes to Hunt's 46,656.In his victory speech, Johnson said, "I say to all the doubters, dude we are going to energise the country! We are going to get Brexit done on October the 31st. We are...
23/07/2019

Al Zubair, Al Raisi ready to hit back in Aragon Cross Country Baja

Muscat: Front-running FIA World Cup for Cross Country Bajas competitors Abdullah Al Zubair and Faisal Al Raisi head back to Europe this week for the fourth round of the season in Aragon, Spain, an event where the AZ Racing duo are determined to battle for an overdue return to the T3 class podium.Starting this coming Friday, 26th July, the Aragon Baja will provide a major test for competitors with rocky terrain, dusty roads and a variety of intense challenges standing between the Omani pairing and some much-deserved silverware.Thus far in 2019, Al Zubair and Al Raisi have certainly experienced the...

23/07/2019

Foundation to invest millions to research how tech transforms democracy

Miami: An American non-profit foundation pledged to invest tens of millions of dollars in research to better understand how technology is transforming democracy.The John S and James L Knight Foundation said its commitment of nearly $50 million will help ensure society is equipped to make evidence-based decisions on how to govern and manage the now-digital public square."We’re living the most profound change in how we communicate with each other since Gutenberg invented the printing press,” said Alberto Ibargüen, Knight Foundation President.“The internet has changed our lives and is changing our democracy. We have to take a step back and a...
23/07/2019

White House, Democrats reach budget agreement

Washington: US President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders confirmed that the White House and Congress struck an agreement to increase overall spending levels and suspend the debt ceiling for two years."I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy - on a two-year Budget and Debt Ceiling," Trump tweeted.The president, however, didn't say whether he will sign the deal into law if it is passed by both chambers of Congress."Today, a bipartisan agreement has...
23/07/2019

New Greek government wins vote of confidence

Athens: Greece's conservative government won a confidence vote in parliament on Monday evening, pledging to rebuild the country in the post-bailout era.A total of 158 MPs voted in favour of the new administration led by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the roll call vote in the 300-member strong assembly, which was broadcast live on national broadcaster ERT."We will not disappoint citizens. Mistakes will be made, but commitment to the key goal should never be doubted," Mitsotakis said, addressing the plenary, shortly before the vote."I am confident we will succeed to create a brighter Greece which we all deserve," he stressed....

23/07/2019

Boris Johnson to be next Britain PM

London: Boris Johnson was announced as the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest on Tuesday and will succeed outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May in 10 Downing Street.The former foreign secretary was elected by Conservative Party members, beating his successor at the foreign office Jeremy Hunt in the final round.Johnson, who once served as the Mayor of London, was a favourite throughout the contest.He has promised to take the UK out of the EU by October 31 2019 with or without a deal. Johnson will formally become prime minister on Wednesday.
23/07/2019

Khan, Trump discuss trade and Afghanistan at the White House

Muscat: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump discussed trade and the war in Afghanistan in remarks to the press at the Oval Office.Speaking ahead of a bilateral meeting, Trump said, said, "We have many things to discuss: military and terrorism and trade. And I think we’re going to spend a lot of time talking about trade because we do very little trade with Pakistan compared to what we could be doing and should be doing when our countries really get along perfectly."Trump stated that he expected trade ties between the two countries to grow rapidly."I’ve bought...
22/07/2019

Pak PM Imran Khan meets Donald Trump

Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan met US President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.Trump welcomed Khan at the White House for his first one-on-one meeting between the two leaders. This is Khan’s first meeting with Trump since he came to power.Khan is on a three-day trip to the United States. During his visit, Khan is said to be meeting Trump twice. Once for a short duration and once for an extended period where the two leaders are to discuss an array of topics including the mercurial Indo-Pak ties.On the meeting between the two leaders, Pakistan Foreign Minister...

22/07/2019

At least 17 killed in Somalia bombing

Mogadishu: The death toll in Monday's Mogadishu car bombing has risen to 17 while 28 others remain injured, medical officials in the country confirmed.Mohamed Yusuf, director of Medina Hospital, told state-run media in China that they received 17 bodies and 28 people with injuries.Yusuf said 12 of the wounded were in critical condition."Our last update of the casualties is 17 dead and 28 others sustained injuries," Yusuf said, noting that other victims could have been transferred to other hospitals in the city. Police said a vehicle packed with explosives blew up on Monday morning at a security check point near...
22/07/2019

India successfully launches Chandrayaan-2

Mumbai: India's lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 successfully took off from Sriharikota on Monday, the country's space agency confirmed.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also stated that the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) MK-III successfully separated from the spacecraft in orbit.As part of the mission, the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter will attempt to land on the South Pole of the Moon. The probe will aim to land the lander Vikram and rover Pragyan in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70° south.Chandrayaan-2's initial launch was scheduled on July 15 and was called off due...
22/07/2019

Sri Lanka sports minister calls for sacking cricket coaches

Colombo: Sri Lanka's sports minister has asked the cricket board to replace the coaching staff headed by Chandika Hathurusingha after the national team's early exit in the recent World Cup, an official said on Monday.However, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary Mohan de Silva said any decision must be mindful of Sri Lanka's bad reputation for hiring and firing coaches.De Silva said sports minister Harin Fernando had made the request in writing, and that cricket board is legally required to carry it out.“But we know this is a complex problem because we are dealing with professionals," de Silva said. “We know...