Daily Archives: June 18, 2017

Missing US Navy Sailors Found Dead

Tokyo — Sailors missing after the USS Fitzgerald

collided with a container ship off Japan have been found dead,

according to the US Navy and Japanese media.

Seven sailors were left missing and three injured after Saturday’s

collision, which the …

Iran, China Conduct Naval Drill in Gulf

Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

The military drill comes at a time of heightened tension between the Iranian and U.S. military in the Gulf and …

Real Estate Traded Contracts Value Hit RO 252 Million in May 2017

Muscat — Dr. Ali bin Azzan al-Hashami, Deputy

Secretary of the Real Estate Registry at the Ministry of Housing said

that the value of traded contracts during May 2017 stood at RO 252

million while the collected fees amounted to …

Meethaq of Bank Muscat Signs Financing Agreement with SAFE Alloys LLC

Muscat — Meethaq Islamic Bank at Bank Muscat,

signed a financial agreement with SAFE Alloys LLC, a Sohar Free Zone

Company, which intends to set up a Low Carbon Ferro Chrome

production plant at the Sohar Free Zone.

The agreement …

Portugal Forest Fires Kill 57 near Coimbra

Lisbon — A catastrophic forest fire in Portugal has

claimed at least 57 lives, the BBC said.

Most died while trying to flee the PedrogAPound o Grande area, 50 km

(30 miles) south-east of Coimbra, in their cars, according to …


Three women were killed and nine wounded after an explosive device detonated in a restroom in a busy upscale shopping center in Colombia’s capital on Saturday.

The Andino shopping mall in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the …