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Indian priest says Yemeni captors did him no physical harm

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A Catholic priest from India who was freed after being held 18 months in Yemen said Saturday that he was never physically harmed during his captivity, even if his captors feigned hitting him on videos seeking ransom. Officials said they had no knowledge of ransom having been paid

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-16 11:18:31

Afghan fans keep passion for cricket amid security concerns

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Cricket fans in Afghanistan have a record number of foreign players to watch in the ongoing Shpageeza Cricket League despite security concerns. Around 20 overseas cricketers are participating in the SCL - Afghanistan's domestic Twenty20 tournament which ends Sept. 22 at Ka

FOX SPORTS - 2017-09-16 10:45:57

Indian priest thankful, even to abductors, after release from Yemen

Hundreds of pro-Trump activists descend on D.C. Provided by AFP Thomas Uzhunnalil, released after 18 months in captivity, thanked those behind his release -- as well as his abductors for not seriously harming him An Indian priest kidnapped last year during a deadly attack by Islamist militants in Y

MSN.COM - 2017-09-16 15:52:03

Food price inflation eases in Qatar after leap due to sanctions

Food price inflation eased in Qatar during August, government data showed on Saturday, suggesting the country was finding ways to reduce the impact of economic sanctions imposed by other Arab states. Food prices jumped after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic an

MSN.COM - 2017-09-16 15:01:31

Why nobody wants to buy cars in Qatar anymore

Photo for illustrative purposes only. Credit: Pixabay Weakening demand from the crisis-hit Gulf countries has turned the Middle East into one of the worst performing regions for vehicle sales this year, a new report has found. According to BMI Research, Qatar's auto market has particularly been hard

MEDIUM - 2017-09-16 02:19:14

NMC Health targets acquisition-led growth to keep FTSE 100 slot

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - NMC Health (NMC.L), the United Arab Emirates-based healthcare provider, plans to expand in Europe and the Gulf to retain its recently won place in London's FTSE 100 blue chip index. Next week NMC is set to become the only Middle Eastern company whose stock is a constituent of

REUTERS UK - 2017-09-14 09:33:36

DSW Opens First Store in Saudi Arabia

DSW Inc. announced the opening of its first warehouse in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The new store, located at the Mall of Dhahran, marks the footwear and accessories retailer's second warehouse location outside North America. Back in June, the company opened a location with its regional franchise pa

FOOTWEAR NEWS - 2017-09-14 20:25:32

Oman hotel price drops as there number of hotels increases

The cost of the hotel rooms in Oman has almost dropped about 9% over the last there months as there are more number of hotels grown across the country. Oman, officially known as the Sultanate of Oman dotted with many religious and natural destinations have opened many luxury and comfortable hotels a

TRAVELANDTOURWORLD.COM - 2017-09-14 07:04:18

Arabic studies program provides cultural opportunities for all students

Lamees Al Balushi, a junior business major from Oman, is a native speaker of Arabic, yet she is a currently enrolled in a 300-level Arabic course. "I'm taking Arabic, to be honest with you, just for an easy 'A' for me," Al Balushi said. "I'm required to take a class [at a 300 level], so I took Arabi

DAILY NEBRASKAN - 2017-09-14 06:00:00

Qatar Airways increases frequency to Sohar

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, its newest destination in the Sultanate of Oman, from 1 October. The additional frequency was added in response to increased passenger demand, and will take the number of weekly flights between Doha and th

QATARISBOOMING.COM - 2017-09-14 17:57:00

Introducing the Arabs

The first question that comes up when we begin to discuss "the Arabs" is what, exactly, we mean by the term Arab. As the word is used today, it refers to people whose primary language is Arabic. This Semitic language, a relative of Hebrew, is the native language of at least three hundred million peo

PATHEOS.COM - 2017-09-14 05:23:08

Oman reports 1st MERS case in 9 months

Image/Goldsztajn The patient is a 54-year-old male living in Al Musanaa Batinah region. He was not a health care worker and did not have expsoure or other MERS cases, nor did he have exposure to camels or camel milk. The Ministry of Health in Oman is conducting contact tracing and follow-up of famil

OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-09-14 14:12:55

Wilderness Explorer Mark Evans To Speak At Penn State

Outward Bound Oman director and explorer Mark Evans will speak at Penn State on September 18 and 19 to share his unique experiences and discuss the importance of mending cross-cultural differences with the Middle East. On September 18, Pete Allison, an associate professor of values and experiential

ONWARD STATE - 2017-09-13 12:59:00

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Opens First Warehouse in Saudi Arabia

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of its first warehouse in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new warehouse, located at the Mall of Dhahran, marks the second DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

CNBC - 2017-09-13 21:00:00

How Qatar Seeks To Establish New Trade Routes

September 13, 2017 On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations that Doha is supporting terrorism and that it embraces Iran and its regional agenda. The Saudi-led quartet (Quartet) also imposed an economic embargo of Qata

WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY - 2017-09-13 07:00:00

India says no ransom was paid for Father Tom's release

No ransom was paid to secure the release of Salesian Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, an Indian government official said Tuesday. Father Uzhunnalil, a missionary priest who was abducted by jihadist terrorists in March 2016 in Yemen, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday, a day after being released

ALETEIA.ORG - 2017-09-13 16:06:57

Afghan T20 League match resumes after blast in Kabul

A reported blast has occurred during a Shpageeza Cricket League match between Boost Defenders and MIS Ainak Knights in Kabul on Wednesday afternoon. Although the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) was not certain about what caused the blast, local media in Kabul reported a suicide bomber detonated expl

ESPN - 2017-09-13 14:59:43

OPEC and the Oil Price

The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee,JMMC, has no authority over executive decisions to continue lowering global oil production, said Kuwait's Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Essam Al-Marzouq Wednesday. In a joint news conference with Venezuela's Oil Minist

LIVETRADINGNEWS.COM - 2017-09-13 14:38:00

Priest Kidnapped by ISIS Released After 18 Months

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped by ISIS in March of 2016, was released on Tuesday and is now in Rome, the Vatican confirmed. Uzhunnalil, an Indian priest and a member of the Salesian order, was kidnapped in Yemen during an attack on a Missionaries of Charity home that saw 16 people, including

TOWNHALL - 2017-09-13 13:30:00

Qatar and Oman's Shared Interests

Most Gulf states have taken sides in the 14-week-old Qatar crisis. However, the Sultanate of Oman has remained characteristically neutral. It has called for all involved parties to negotiate a settlement while lending support to the Kuwaiti emir's mediatory efforts. For decades, Oman has had neutral

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-13 13:28:49