Monthly Archives: December 2018

Merkel Pledges Germany to Take on Greater Global Responsibility in 2019

Berlin— In 2019, Germany will assume greater

international responsibility and must stand up for its convictions,

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor has vowed in an annual address.

Merkel said old certainties about international cooperation had

“come under pressure”, alluding to strained US-German relations.…

MSM Declines 17 Points

Muscat— Muscat Securities Market (MSM)

general index (30) today lost (17.71) points, comprising a decline by

(0.41%) to close at (4323.74) points, compared to the last session,

which stood at (4341.45) points.

The trading value today stood at (RO 2,014,534), comprising a…

HM Confers Excellent Service, Royal Commendation Medals

Muscat— His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, conferred the excellent service and royal commendation medals on commissioned, non-commissioned officers and personnel at the Ministry of Defence, the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) and the Royal Guard of …

Philippines Caught out by Deadly Storm

Manila— More than 60 people have died after a

powerful storm struck the Philippines, with locals reportedly taken by

surprise by its strength.

Storm Usman hit the Bicol region southeast of capital Manila.

At least 17 people are missing and the death …