Yemeni gov’t ‘categorically rejects’ Houthi claims over blockade

Yemen’s internationally recognised government has “categorically” rejected Houthi allegations over a blockade imposed on the war-torn country. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the Yemeni embassy in Washington said the government “categorically rejects all assertions & allegations of a blockade on Yemen barring any food and commercial shipping” from[…]

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Coronavirus cases rise in Oman, Saudi Arabia

New coronavirus infections were recorded in Oman and Saudi Arabia, according to health authorities on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports. The number of coronavirus cases in Oman rose to 1,019 after 109 more cases were reported, according to a statement by the country’s Health Ministry. The statement said 45 patients have[…]

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Case of Chloe Collins postponed

The first court appearance of a South African woman who has been detained in Oman since 9 May was postponed on Wednesday. While Collin’s family still has a limited understanding of what the charges are against her, the reason for postponement was to assist in ensuring that she gains access[…]

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No charges yet for SA citizen detained in Oman

The family of a South African citizen currently held in detention by Omani authorities say she has not been formally charged. It’s believed that 23-year-old Chloe Collins was arrested in relation to the role she allegedly played in assisting her brother to leave the Middle Eastern country. It is suspected[…]

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Oman unveils world’s 1st interactive calligraphic Quran

The Sultanate of Oman this week unveiled the world’s first interactive calligraphic electronic Quran – developed by experts from Germany, Holland, Poland and Lebanon. The Electronic Mushaf Muscat Calligraphy Project was developed by specialists from Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Lebanon and is available for desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile[…]

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