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Oman: Kristoff wins stage 1

Kristoff takes the sprint after wind-swept opening stage. Alexander Kristoff (UAE-Team Emirates) won the opening stage of the Tour of Oman Saturday in a flat, fast sprint ahead of French duo Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept-B&B Hotels) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis Solutions Credits).

VELO NEWS

Tour of Oman LIVE

Stage 1: Al Sawadi Beach - Suhar Corniche 138.5 km. First of the desert races.This one is for the ninnies who are too chicken to race in nippy France and too scared of nutty race announcers to go to Colombia. So it's for sane people basically.

PODIUM CAFE

Coquard comes close in Tour of Oman opener

Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept-B&B Hotels) came close to taking his second win in as many stage races in 2019, surging past Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) but unable to squeeze ahead of Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) on the opening stage of the Tour of Oman.

CYCLING NEWS

Lavrov to hold talks with Oman’s top diplomat on February 18

MOSCOW, February 14. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with Oman’s top diplomat Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah on February 18, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

TASS.COM

Top US general disagrees with Trump over Syria troop pullout

Muscat, Oman (CNN) — The US commander who has been leading the war against ISIS told CNN Friday that he disagreed with Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria and warned that the terror group was far from defeated, in a stark public break with the President.

CNN

Visit Ras Musandam – The forgotten peninsula of Oman

Musandam is a peninsula in the north of Oman, a small isolated region surrounded by the Persian Gulf and separated from the rest of the country by a portion of land of the United Arab Emirates. Its landscape is dry and mountainous, full of impressive fjords, that can be explored on a dhow, a traditi

NOMAD REVELATIONS

Netanyahu meets Omani foreign minister , hints other Arab states warming to Israel

WARSAW (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Oman’s foreign minister on the sidelines of a U.S.-sponsored Middle East conference in Warsaw on Wednesday and hinted that other Arab countries represented there were engaging with Israel.

REUTERS

O'Connor sets sights on Green Mountain at Tour of Oman

Dimension Data's Ben O'Connor is looking forward to trying to do some damage on the upcoming Tour of Oman's 'queen stage' on the penultimate day of the race, which includes a summit finish on the climb of Green Mountain.

CYCLING NEWS

Driving in Oman – Muscat to Salalah Road Trip – 15 Days/3000 km

Oman is a fascinating country that has just been discovered by mainstream tourism in recent years. More than a decade ago, I had the chance of driving in Oman and visit some of the country’s best attractions and points of interest.

NOMAD REVELATIONS

Israel's Netanyahu meets Oman's foreign minister in Warsaw

The United States and Poland kicked off an worldwide conference on the Middle East on Wednesday. The initial tweet, translated from Hebrew, had the prime minister saying: "What is important about this meeting, and it is not in secret, because there are many of those-is that this is an open meeting w

CLICKLANCASHIRE.COM

Astana targeting second Tour of Oman victory with Lutsenko

Alexey Lutsenko will be aiming to start his season as he did in 2018, with victory at the Tour of Oman. The Kazakhstani rider will lead Astana as he looks to defend the stage race victory he took 12 months ago.

CYCLING NEWS

Netanyahu Lauds ‘Excellent Meeting’ with Oman’s Foreign Minister in Warsaw

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday after talks with Oman’s Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi on the sidelines of the Middle East conference in Warsaw, that the two men had had an “excellent meeting.”

THE JEWISH PRESS

Van Avermaet hoping to find Classics form at Tour of Oman

CCC Team's Greg Van Avermaet heads to the 2019 Tour of Oman hoping that the race will again provide him with the form he needs to be successful at the spring Classics once he returns to Europe.

CYCLING NEWS

Quadrangular Series: Stirling leads Ireland to 15-run win over Oman

Ireland 159-5: Stirling 71, Balbirnie 34; Butt 2-19 Paul Stirling led Ireland to a 15-run victory over Oman in the opening match of their Twenty20 Quadrangular Series. Skipper Stirling struck 11 fours and scored 71 runs from 51 balls to steer his team to 159-5 at Al Amarat.

BBC

Here’s how the pro-Israel lobby — just criticized by Ilhan Omar — stacks up against other Washington influencers

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar sparked an outcry after the Minnesota Democrat said Sunday that support for Israel on Capitol Hill is driven by campaign contributions. She apologized on Monday, but continued to say that one prominent pro-Israel group’s role in U.S. politics was “problematic.”

MARKETWATCH

Scotland v Netherlands: Toby Bailey makes coaching debut with defeat in Oman

Netherlands 154-3 (19.5 overs): Visee 71, Myburgh 24, Klaassen 2-38 Toby Bailey suffered a debut defeat as interim Scotland head coach in the opening T20 Quadrangular Series match against the Netherlands in Oman.

BBC

Big For Israel: Netanyahu Praises ‘Excellent Meeting’ With Omani Foreign Minister

On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a very productive meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah. The meeting, which took place on the sidelines of a Warsaw-hosted, U.S.-sponsored international conference on the Middle East, was laude

DAILYWIRE.COM

Oman coral δO seawater record suggests that Western Indian Ocean upwelling uncouples from the Indian Ocean Dipole during the global-warming hiatus

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is an interannual mode of climate variability in the Indian Ocean that has intensified with 20th century global-warming. However, instrumental data shows a global-warming hiatus between the late-1990s and 2015. It is presently not clear how the global-warming hiatus aff

NATURE.COM

No cold feet for Ireland bowler Boyd Rankin?

Ireland giant fast bowler Boyd Rankin has an unusual way of recovering on long tours like the current six-week series in Oman and India. The 6'8 seamer has a big role to play in Ireland's Quadrangular tournament in Oman followed by the T20, ODI and Test matches against Afghanistan.

BBC

Dubai’s public transport system now connects to Muscat in Oman

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority have launched a new bus route, and this one isn’t just around the city – three daily services now connect Dubai to Muscat, the capital of the neighbouring country of Oman. The buses pick up passengers from Abu Hail and Rashidiya metro stations, as well as Dubai

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