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Total set to develop natural gas resources in Oman

Sunday, 13 May 2018

French energy group Total said on Sunday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in the Gulf state. “Total and Shell as operator will develop several natural gas discoveries located in the Greater Barik area on onshore Block 6 with respective shares of 25 percent and 75 percent,” Total said in a statement. The project is expected to have initial production of around 500 million cubic feet of gas per day, rising to a ...

DJ Avicii committed suicide, bled to death

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Dance music superstar Avicii's death last month in Oman was a suicide, the celebrity gossip site TMZ reported Tuesday. According to TMZ, Avicii killed himself with a shard of glass that caused massive bleeding from cuts in the neck, and hands. A representative for the Swedish DJ did not reply to requests for comment, but his family earlier insinuated that Avicii had killed himself. "He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness," his family said in an open letter on ...

Qatari intelligence officer arrested over Houthi militia support

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

A Qatari intelligence officer has been arrested in Yemen over charges of collaborating with the Houthi militia, said sources from the Yemeni government to Al Arabiya news channel. The sources said that Yemeni forces arrested the accused, Muhsin al-Karbi, after he attempted to escape Yemen through a cargo p0rt in al-Mahra directorate. The port links Yemen to the Sultanate of Oman. Qatari authorities have confirmed al-Karbi’s arrest after making a statement through the so-called Qatari ...

Report claims dance music superstar Avicii committed suicide in Oman

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Dance music superstar Avicii committed suicide by slashing himself with a shard of glass, the celebrity gossip site TMZ reported Tuesday. A representative for the Swedish DJ did not reply to requests for comment. But his family earlier insinuated that Avicii had killed himself. “He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness,” his family said in an open letter on Thursday. “He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.” TMZ, quoting unnamed ...

DJ Avicii ‘could not go on any longer’: family

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Swedish superstar Avicii, one of the world’s most successful DJs who died a week ago aged 28, “wanted peace” and “could not go on any longer”, his family said in an open letter on Thursday.The musician, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead on April 20 in Muscat, the capital of the Gulf sultanate Oman, where he had been on holiday with friends.“He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness,” his family wrote in the letter, ...

‘No criminal suspicion’ in DJ Avicii’s death: Oman police source

Saturday, 21 April 2018

A police source in Oman said Saturday there was no suspicion of criminal activity after Swedish DJ superstar Avicii was found dead in the Gulf sultanate’s capital Muscat.The 28-year-old’s representative announced his death in a statement on Friday without specifying the cause, with reports saying he had been on vacation in Oman.“Two autopsies were carried out, one yesterday and one today and we absolutely confirmed that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” the ...

Top Swedish DJ Avicii, 28, found dead in Oman

Friday, 20 April 2018

  Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on US pop radio, died Friday in Oman. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement read. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone ...

A brief history on Oman and Iran

Monday, 26 March 2018

One of the books I bought from this year’s Riyadh Book Fair is “Four important letters exchanged between Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid I and Oman’s Imam Ahmed bin Saeed” by Saudi historian Mohammed al-Zalfa. The book was published by Dar Belad AlArab. After explaining why he copied these documents from the Ottoman archive, al-Zalfa said: “Oman was powerful during the reign of its powerful ruler Ahmed bin Saeed, who died in 1783. His biggest role was maintaining the ...

Mashari Althaydi

Mattis in Oman to meet with Sultan Qaboos

Sunday, 11 March 2018

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Oman on Sunday ahead of a meeting with Sultan Qaboos to discuss ongoing security concerns, including the situation in neighboring Yemen. Mattis’s visit, his first as Pentagon chief, comes amid regional strains over the Yemen conflict and a diplomatic rift between Qatar and Gulf and Arab countries Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. “The unity of the (Gulf Cooperation Council) has been strained, to put it mildly, so I am also wanting to ...

Oman minister’s visit to Jerusalem and exposing Doha’s hypocrisy

Saturday, 17 February 2018

What is the difference between Qatar and Oman, between the policies of Doha and Muscat? Why do we accept it when Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Oman, travels to visit Jerusalem or meet with Israeli officials, and do not accept it from the Qatari officials when they do the same thing? Minister Bin Alawi toured between Jerusalem, Abu Dis and Jericho, met with official and popular representatives, carried with him the Omani incense to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

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