Category Archives: Politics

Another Star Wars Film Loses its Director

California — Director Colin Trevorrow has

dropped out of Star Wars: Episode IX because he and Lucasfilm have

differing “visions,” the BBC said.

Episode IX is expected to star Daisy Ridley and John Boyega

and is due out in May …

MYANMAR CONFLICT: ROHINGYA REFUGEE SURGE HITS BANGLADESH

The number of Rohingya refugees crossing from Myanmar into Bangladesh has surged, the UN says, with more than 35,000 new arrivals identified in the last 24 hours.

More than 123,000 Rohingya are now said to have fled violence in Myanmar’s …

Tom Cruise Still Flying High at UK Box Office

London — Tom Cruise is at the top of the UK box

office for the second week running with American Made. The Doug

Liman-directed film declined a slim 9% and held the chart summit with

a gross of Pound 968,000. …

OIC Completes RO 2 Million Venture Capital Investment in Nafath Renewable Energy

Muscat — Oman Investment Corporation SAOC

(OIC), a leading private equity investment company based in Oman,

has made a venture capital investment in Nafath Renewable Energy

(Nafath), an Omani SME, to support its vision to become a leading

Omani renewable …

OMANI PRODUCTS EXPO EVOKES GOOD RESPONSE AT SALALAH TOURISM FESTIVAL

The Omani Products Exhibition, held at the Municipality Recreation Centre, in Itin, Salalah, received a good response from the public.

Organised by the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), as part of ‘Origin Oman’ campaign, the exhibition aimed at introducing …

Houston Dam Begins Overspilling

Houston — A major dam outside Houston has

begun overspilling as Storm Harvey pushes the reservoir past capacity,

a Texas official said.

Engineers have tried to prevent nearby communities from being

inundated by releasing some of the water held by …