Latest News: Oman’s Sultan Qaboos Dies, Says State Media

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6:33 AM , 11 Jan

Oman's Sultan Qaboos Dies: State Media

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said died on Friday evening, state media said early on Saturday, and a three-day period of national mourning was declared.

Western-backed Qaboos, 79, had ruled the Gulf Arab state since he took over in a bloodless coup in 1970 with the help of Oman’s former colonial power Britain.


6:27 AM , 11 Jan

Tunisian Parliament Rejects Government of Habib Jemli

The Tunisian parliament on Friday rejected the government of Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli after months of negotiations between political parties to fill positions.

Jemli, an independent, was nominated by the Islamist inspired Ennahdha party after it came out top in legislative polls in October but failed to win enough seats to form a majority in the 217-seat chamber.


6:26 AM , 11 Jan

10 Airlifted from Lahaul Spiti Due to Medical Emergencies

10 people, including 4 patients - with 2 of them facing medical emergencies, were airlifted by local administration with the help of a helicopter from Kaza town of Lahaul Spiti, to take them to a hospital. Roads in several areas of the state are blocked due to snowfall.


10:51 PM , 10 Jan

Pentagon: 'Aggressive' Russian Naval Ship Nearly Caused Arabian Sea Collision

The Pentagon accused the Russian navy on Friday of "aggressive" actions in the Arabian Sea after one of their ships very nearly collided with a US Navy destroyer.

The Russian ship ignored collision warning blasts from the USS Farragut and came extremely close before turning away, narrowly averting a crash, said the US Navy 5th Fleet, which released video footage of the incident.

(Source: PTI)

Published: 10 Jan 2020, 6:45 AM IST
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