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Ex-officials of Oman’s Galfar get 15 years and hefty fines

March 10, 2014 3:17 am0 comments
Ex-officials of Oman’s Galfar get 15 years and hefty fines

 Muscat: Oman’s Court of First Instance on Sunday sentenced P. Mohammad Ali, former managing director of Galfar Engineering and Contracting SAOG, to 15 years in jail and slapped a fine of OMR1.7 million (Dh16.9 million) after convicting him in five graft cases. The court also sentenced the former deputy of […]

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Saudi, UAE journalists resign from Qatar jobs

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Saudi, UAE journalists resign from Qatar jobs

Saudi and Emirati journalists have quit major media outlets in Qatar, including the broadcaster of top-flight European football, they said on Sunday, as tensions soar between Doha and Gulf states. They left their Qatari jobs after Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Doha, which they accused […]

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Joint Arab push to crush terror urged

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Joint Arab push to crush terror urged

Saudi Arabia reiterated on Sunday that it would make every effort to root out terrorism and urged all Arab countries to join forces to confront the danger that threatens their security and stability. “The Kingdom denounces all forms of terrorist activities witnessed by Arab countries, including Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen,” […]

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Bahrain vows relentless efforts to apprehend killers

March 9, 2014 3:36 am0 comments
Bahrain vows relentless efforts to apprehend killers

Manama: Bahrain’s Public Security Chief said that three of the suspects arrested in connection with the death of three policemen on March 3 were among the 25 people currently in detention on charges related to the case. Major-General Tariq Al Hassan announced at a press conference on Wednesday the names […]

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Israel brings Iranian ship to dock

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Israel brings Iranian ship to dock

EILAT, Israel: A ship allegedly carrying advanced rockets from Iran to Gaza that was intercepted by the Israeli Navy was escorted into the Red Sea port of Eilat on Saturday. Israeli naval commandos seized the vessel on Wednesday in the Red Sea between Eritrea and Sudan, with the military saying […]

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Missing Malaysia jet: 2 in passenger list used stolen passports

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Missing Malaysia jet: 2 in passenger list used stolen passports

HANOI: Mystery surrounded the identity of two passengers who appear to have used stolen European passports to board a Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished carrying 239 people, as the search for the aircraft failed to yield a breakthrough Sunday. More than 30 hours after air traffic control lost communication with […]

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ALJ wins top Toyota award for fourth year in a row

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ALJ wins top Toyota award for fourth year in a row

For the fourth year in a row, Abdul Latif Jameel Company (ALJ) won the Toyota’s Golden Excellence Award in after sales service. Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, president of ALJ, received the award from Takeshi Uchiyamada, chairman of the board of directors of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in a special celebration […]

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Shakira opens charity school in Colombia shanty

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Shakira opens charity school in Colombia shanty

CARTAGENA, Colombia: Lomas de Peye residents used to fear that a strong gust of wind from the Caribbean would be enough to knock down their school. Then Shakira came to their aid. The pop superstar recently traveled to this shanty town in Cartagena, on Colombia’s northern coastline, to inaugurate a […]

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Huntelaar trick ends Schalke crisis; Bayern marches on

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Huntelaar trick ends Schalke crisis; Bayern marches on

BERLIN: Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored a hat trick and had a penalty saved as Schalke 04 bounced back from last week’s heavy defeats to ease past Hoffenheim 4-0 on Saturday and tighten their hold on fourth spot. Leaders Bayern Munich’s unstoppable march toward the Bundesliga title continued with Thomas […]

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Sri Lanka waltzes to Asia Cup title

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Sri Lanka waltzes to Asia Cup title

DHAKA: Opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit a magnificent century to help Sri Lanka thump Pakistan by five wickets to regain the Asia Cup title in Dhaka on Saturday. The left-hander notched 101 for his third one-day hundred to anchor Sri Lanka’s successful chase of a 261-run target in 46.2 overs for […]

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