Swaraj criticised for equating Lalit Modi case with Pillai's

 RSP leader and Lok Sabha MP N K Premachandran on Friday criticised Sushma Swaraj for equating the Lalit Modi case with a petition that he had forwarded to the External Affairs Minister, seeking government's intervention in the case of the husband of a resident of his constituency, who had spent 18 years in jail in Oman.

Syrian FM in rare Oman visit amid heightened diplomacy

Syria`s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem made his first visit to the Gulf in more than four years on Thursday, meeting his Omani counterpart in Muscat for talks on ways to end the civil war in his country.

Oman, Afghanistan grab final World Twenty20 spots
Oman, Afghanistan grab final World Twenty20 spots

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.

Lack of football culture harming India's growth: Indian coach Stephen Constantine
Lack of football culture harming India's growth: Indian coach Stephen Constantine

Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine has cited the absence of a thriving football culture in the country as a major impediment in its quest for its first World Cup appearance - despite a rich football history and a population of 1.2 billion people.

Thailand took four days to confirm first MERS case, 59 being monitored

Thai authorities took nearly four days to confirm the country`s first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the health ministry said on Friday, a time lag likely to raise fears of a further spread of the deadly virus in Asia.

US moves six Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman
US moves six Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman

The United States transferred six Yemeni inmates from its Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman, the Pentagon said Saturday, part of a drive by President Barack Obama to close the controversial jail.

Six Yemeni Guantanamo detainees transferred to Oman
Six Yemeni Guantanamo detainees transferred to Oman

 The US has transferred six lower-level detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where each were held for over 13 years, the US military announced early on Saturday.

US announces transfer of six Guantanamo detainees to Oman

 The United States has transferred six men from its Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman, the Department of Defense said Saturday, amid an ongoing push by President Barack Obama to close the jail.

India need international friendly before Iran match: Stephen Constantine
India need international friendly before Iran match: Stephen Constantine

India football head coach Stephen Constantine has pressed for an international friendly match before playing against formidable Iran in September in the 2018 football World Cup Qualification Preliminary Round Two here.

Defender Arnab Mondal appointed as India football team captain
Defender Arnab Mondal appointed as India football team captain

India's national football team coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday appointed defender Arnab Mondal as the side's captain.

Army training inspiring, say Indian footballers
Army training inspiring, say Indian footballers

Indian footballers Jeje Lalpekhlua and Jackichand Singh said the army training which the players underwent here as a new concept in team building exercise has inspired and taught them a lesson to remain united while taking on the opponents.

Our aim is to win all home games: Stephen Constantine
Our aim is to win all home games: Stephen Constantine

Pitted against formidable Asian powerhouses like Iran and Oman in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Indian national football team coach Stephen Constantine said that his main aim is to target an all-win record in the home games.

US confirms envoy met Huthi militia in Oman

The United States confirmed on Tuesday for the first time that a US ambassador has held talks with Yemen`s Shiite Huthi militia in Oman.

UN diplomat pushes to hold Yemen talks, Arab air strikes pounds Houthis

Efforts to bring Yemen`s warring factions together to discuss their conflict have made some progress, officials said on Monday, as warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition mounted more air strikes against the dominant Houthi group.

'Yemen rebels meet US delegation in Oman'

 Oman is hosting unprecedented talks between delegations from the US and Yemen`s Shiite rebels aimed at finding a solution to the Yemen war, a Yemeni government spokesman said Sunday.

Iran, Oman discuss Yemen war, settle maritime borders

Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed how to advance Yemeni peace efforts with his Omani counterpart on Tuesday, Iranian media reported, on a visit to a country that has often played a conciliatory role in Gulf conflicts.

Gaza engineer seeks solution to water woes

With Gaza`s supply of drinking water expected to dry up by 2020, a Palestinian engineer is pioneering a machine to make seawater potable for residents of the coastal territory.

60,000 Indians could benefit from Oman's amnesty

Around 60,000 Indians may benefit from an amnesty scheme announced in Oman, under which people without valid documents could either return to their country without being penalised or can rectify their papers, said a diaspora expert.

Indian-origin man rescued from a commercial ship in Oman

A seriously injured Indian national on board a commercial ship has been rescued by a Omani air force helicopter and flown to a hospital in Muscat.

Gujarat police writes to MEA regarding rescued crew members

Gujarat police has written to Ministry of External Affairs to send back the 17 crew members, rescued on April 4 of a ship from Oman, to their respective countries.