Publication: Oman Observer

First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Islamic State tightens siege of Syria border town

Islamic State fighters tightened their siege on a town on Syria’s border with Turkey on Friday despite US led air strikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq.Washington’s closest ally in the wars of the last decade joined the coalition ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Brazil election apps bring in smartphone democracy

While Good old-fashioned rallies and posters are still the main campaign tools, a host of new mobile applications is changing the way voters get news, pick candidates and talk politics in Brazil, writes Javier TovarHave you ever wanted to pelt a politician ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Iran nuclear talks faltering amid ‘no progress’

Top US diplomat John Kerry was to meet his Iranian counterpart Friday for a second time in two days, amid reports that tough talks on reining in Tehran’s nuclear program have deadlocked.“At this time as I speak, there is no significant progress,” French ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Scotland vote opens Pandora’s Box

Things are very strange in Britain nowadays. People are talking politics. Pubs, supermarkets, hospitals, offices, everywhere people are more engaged in political debate than gossiping, thanks to the Scottish referendum. A record 85 per cent of the electorate ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Russia, Ukraine agree gas deal: EU energy chief

BERLIN — Russia is ready to resume gas deliveries to Ukraine if Kiev pays its energy giant Gazprom back debts worth $3.1 billion (2.4 billion euros) by late December, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said yesterday.According to the interim ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Sharif criticises India over collapse of Kashmir talks

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif criticized India in his address to the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday for withdrawing from planned peace talks last month over the disputed region of Kashmir.Sharif traveled to New Delhi in May for the ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Taliban storm district southwest of Kabul

Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a strategic district in an Afghan province southwest of the capital and are on the verge of capturing it after killing dozens of people and beheading some in days of fighting, officials said on Friday.The Ghazni ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

40 ‘rioters’ killed in Xinjiang

BEIJING — Forty “rioters” were killed in China’s far-western Xinjiang region following a series of explosions last Sunday, the worst incident of violence in months, the regional government has said after a four-day news blackout.Residents yesterday described ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Dreamliner flying from US makes emergency landing in Scotland

LONDON/CHICAGO — A Boeing Co Dreamliner flying from Chicago to Poland with 248 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday after crew received an alert from the fire protection system in the baggage hold.Emergency services ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 2 reports

Spanish PM visits China in bid to boost economic cooperation

BEIJING — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy yesterday made his first visit to China, meeting with top officials in Beijing on a trip aimed at expanding trade with the Asian giant.Rajoy and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang signed more than 10 deals ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 2 reports

Fighters advance despite US strikes

Obama vows to dismantle ‘network of death’ –DAMASCUS/MUSTPINAR — US planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria for a second day yesterday, but the strikes did not halt the fighters’ advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

SEZAD explores ventures with Italian investors

ROME — Yahya bin Said al Jabri, Chairman of the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD), hailed the efforts made by the Sultanate to attract foreign investments and activate the role of private sector in the development process by providing them ... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 24 2014]

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Iran nuclear talks faltering amid ‘no progress’ [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
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Islamic State tightens siege of Syria border town [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
Sharif criticises India over collapse of Kashmi... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
Brazil election apps bring in smartphone democracy [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
Scotland vote opens Pandora’s Box [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
Russia, Ukraine agree gas deal: EU energy chief [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
40 ‘rioters’ killed in Xinjiang [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
Dreamliner flying from US makes emergency landi... [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
Dollar holds near 4-yr highs, Europe equities slip [Published Oman Observer - Sep 26 2014]
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