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Wide scope to enhance Pakistan-Oman cooperation: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said there was a considerable scope to enhance cooperation between Pakistan and Oman in trade, commerce, investment and other economic sectors. He was talking to Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Foreign Minister of Oman who called on him here at the PM House. The Prime Minister appreciated Oman’s…

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May 8, 2017

 

Pakistan, Oman discuss bilateral relations and cooperation

MUSCAT: Pakistan and Oman can enhance bilateral understanding and people to people contacts through exchange of journalists and members of civil society. This was stated by Omani Minister for Information Dr. Abdulmonam Mansoor Al-Hasani during a meeting with Ambassador of Pakistan to Oman Ali Javed in Muscat. Both sides undertook the comprehensive review of bilateral…

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April 18, 2017

 

Search continues for missing ex-Pakistan Army officer

ISLAMABAD: Search is ongoing for the ex-Pakistan Army officer who went missing in Nepal, Samaa reported on Sunday. According to details, Lieutenant Colonel (retd.) Habib Zahir was called for a job interview in Nepal for a company named Strategic Solution. The email for the job interview was sent by a person named Mark Thompson who…

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April 9, 2017

 

Watch: PIA flight accorded water canon salute

MUSCAT: A water canon salute was presented to the inaugural Pakistan International Airlines flight which left from Salalah Airport in Oman. Pakistan Embassy in Oman announced that Salalah will connect with Karachi and Sialkot on March 30 and April 1 respectively by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) The embassy announced that approximately 65,000-70,000 Pakistanis live in…

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March 31, 2017

 

Iran’s Rouhani in Gulf to soothe relations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday for talks to improve relations with Gulf neighbours, strained by the conflicts in Syria and Yemen. He was welcomed by Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, where the two discussed bilateral relations and the situation in the region, Oman’s official ONA news agency reported. “Tehran has always…

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February 15, 2017

 

Senate body to be briefed on laborers jailed in Muscat, Oman

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs will be briefed on Wednesday about the Pakistani labourers jailed in Muscat and Oman. The Committee’s meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Senator Nuzhat Sadiq at Parliament House. According to the notice of Senate Secretariat which issued here on Tuesday said the Committee will be also…

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December 20, 2016

 

Best apps to make free phone calls

When you take out a phone contract you’re paying for four things – texts, minutes, data and the cost of the phone. The majority of the cost is down to how much data you want. Most network providers are happy to give you unlimited texts and enough free minutes for a small call centre. They…

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November 16, 2016

 

Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen’s Houthi militia via Oman

WASHINGTON: Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials told Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace of transfers in recent months, which officials said include missiles and small arms, could exacerbate a…

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October 20, 2016

 

Camel Milk Is Packed With Punch of Health Benefits

  “Do they not look at the camels, how they are created?” The Holy Quran in Surat al-Ghashiyah (verse 17) mentions the camel, the ship of the desert, as a creation that should be carefully examined and thought about. Its excellence is appreciated as a creation. An animal with superior physical traits, adaptable to the…

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September 30, 2016

 

Pakistan beat Oman in third hockey test

LAHORE: Pakistan, rode on a hat trick of Amjad Ali, showed consistency and defeated Oman 3-0 in the third under 18 test here on Monday at National Hockey Stadium. After a resounding 6-1 win in the second test, before the opener ended in a 2-2 draw , the green shirt now lead the four match…

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September 19, 2016

 

Two World T20 warm-ups today

DHARAMSALA: In the World Cup T-20 cricket, two warm-up matches will be played at Dharamsala on Sunday. First match will be played between Ireland and Netherlands while second between Bangladesh and Oman. Pakistan will play their only warm-up match against Sri Lanka on Monday before formally launching their world cup campaign on March 16 against…

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March 13, 2016

 

Cricket: Oman stun Ireland at World Twenty20

DHARAMSALA: World Twenty20 debutants Oman stunned Ireland by two wickets in a thrilling last-over finish on Wednesday with lower-order batsman Aamer Ali’s 32-run blitz achieving the target with two balls to spare.Oman openers Zeeshan Maqsood and Khawal Ali provided a 69-run opening stand only to see the middle-order give it away with the side reeling…

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March 9, 2016

 

18 dead in Oman bus accident

MUSCAT: A road accident involving a truck and a bus killed 18 people of various nationalities in western Oman on Tuesday, state news agency ONA reported. Fourteen people were also injured in the pre-dawn accident on the road between Ibri and Fahud, ONA said citing police. The bus was carrying passengers from Salalah, in southwestern…

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March 1, 2016

 

Bangkok bomb shrine reopens as police hunt suspect

BANGKOK: Thai monks led prayers Wednesday for the reopening of a Bangkok shrine where a blast killed 20 people, as police hunted a man shown on security footage calmly planting what is believed to be the bomb.

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August 19, 2015

 

Bangkok blast kills 20, eight foreigners among dead

BANGKOK: The death toll from a bomb blast in the Thai capital rose to 20 on Tuesday with 123 wounded, police said, with eight tourists from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore among those killed in the attack.

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August 18, 2015

 

Oman and Afghanistan grab final World Twenty20 spots

DUBLIN: Oman's fairytale rise as a cricket nation continued Thursday when they qualified for next year's World Twenty20 in India. A five-wicket win over Namibia at the ICC qualifying event in Malahide near Dublin saw the Gulf minnows reach their first major international tournament. Victory also saw the International Cricket Council grant Oman, coached by…

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July 24, 2015

 

Saudi-led strikes on Yemen hit party HQ of Houthi ally Saleh

SANAA: Saudi-led air raids pounded the Sanaa headquarters of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress party late on Sunday, killing and wounding several people, witnesses and a party official said. The strikes coincided with a visit to the capital by the U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, who is…

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July 6, 2015

 

Cyclone moving towards Oman

ISLAMABAD: The tropical cyclone, Ashobaa, has further moved towards Oman; however, sea conditions are likely to remain rough along coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan during next 12 hours, Samaa reported. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the cyclone over west-central Arabian Sea has further moved west-northwestward during past 12 hours, currently at about 650…

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June 10, 2015

 

Obama vows to address Iran's 'destabilizing' role in M.East

WASHINGTON: President Obama said he would continue to work with US partners to address Iran's “destabilizing activities” in the Middle East, even as details of a nuclear deal with Tehran are thrashed out. During a phone call with Sultan Qaboos, Obama pledged to work “with Oman and other regional partners to address Iran’s destabilizing activities…

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April 7, 2015

 

Oman jails rights activist who wrote letter to Obama

DUBAI: An Omani court jailed a prominent activist for three years on Sunday for a range of offences including undermining the state, a charge a newspaper said was related to an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama about human rights in the country. Western-allied Oman, which experienced Arab Spring protests in 2011, has tried…

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March 8, 2015

 

Hockey: Pakistan beat Oman in Asian Games

INCHEON: Pakistan beat Oman by 8-0 in Group B last match of of Asian Games Hockey at Munhak Stadium blue turf on Saturday. This was the fourth consecutive victory of the national Hockey team in the event. Pakistan is leading the group with twelve points after four straight wins against Sri Lanka, China, arch-rival India and…

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September 27, 2014