Avicii’s first posthumous single and album to be released

Entertainment 04/05/19, 11:13

Avicii first posthumous single will be released next week and a full album will be out in June.Collaborators of the DJ-producer say in a statement Friday that Avicii was close to completing his new album before he died last April in Muscat, Oman. His co-writers continued to work on the ...

Japanese prosecutors bring in Nissan’s ex-chair Ghosn

Europe 04/03/19, 18:27

Japanese prosecutors took Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn for questioning Thursday, barely a month after he was released on bail ahead of his trial on financial misconduct charges.Japanese TV footage showed officials entering Ghosn's apartment in Tokyo, and a car later going to the prosecutors' office.He may face what will ...

Update: Renault flags concerns over Ghosn expenses

Business 04/03/19, 10:18

The Latest on Renault's board meeting and the investigation into former chairman Carlos Ghosn (all times local):5:15 p.m.Renault says that certain expenses incurred by its former chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, "involve questionable and concealed practices and violations of the Group's ethical principles."Ghosn was arrested in November in Japan, where ...

Renault board meets over Ghosn investigation, paycheck

Europe 04/03/19, 03:16

The board of carmaker Renault is meeting to settle ex-chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn's final paycheck — and wrap up its investigation into possible financial wrongdoing under his leadership.The meeting Wednesday at Renault's headquarters in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt comes after new reports of suspicious payments to a Renault-Nissan ...

Family of late DJ Avicii to launch foundation in his memory

Entertainment 03/26/19, 10:21

The family of the Grammy-nominated Swedish electronic dance DJ Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee) is launching a foundation in his memory.The international pop star, whose name was Tim Bergling, died in Muscat, Oman, on April 20, 2018. He was 28 years old. Police said there was no evidence of foul play.His family announced ...

Oman ‘temporarily suspending’ Boeing 737 MAX flights

Business 03/12/19, 10:25

Oman said Tuesday it was "temporarily suspending" all flights by Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the sultanate following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner, becoming the first nation on the Arabian Peninsula to ground the planes.The decision by Oman came as the neighboring United Arab Emirates said it had ...

Update: Oman Air questions Boeing over MAX 8 planes

Europe 03/11/19, 08:36

The Latest on Boeing's 737 MAX 8 model after a crash in Ethiopia (all times local):7 p.m.State-run carrier Oman Air says it is in close contact with Boeing after the crash of an Ethiopian jetliner, the same model that it uses widely.Oman Air tweeted Monday that is talking to Boeing ...

Source: FIFA explores Kuwait, Oman as 2022 WCup co-hosts

World 03/06/19, 12:53

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press FIFA is exploring Oman and Kuwait becoming co-hosts of the 2022 World Cup with Qatar if the field of teams is expanded from 32 to 48.Although Qatar won a bid for a 32-team tournament and its infrastructure is already ...

Israeli leader sees ‘common interest’ in confronting Iran

Asia & Pacific 02/13/19, 15:09

Israel's prime minister on Wednesday sent out a belligerent rallying cry to his Arab partners at a U.S.-backed Mideast conference, saying he planned to focus on the "common interest" of confronting Iran.Netanyahu made the comments during an off-the-cuff interview with reporters on a Warsaw street, shortly after meeting Oman's foreign ...

Diverse, international flock awaits Pope Francis’ UAE trip

Europe 01/31/19, 01:15

At St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubai, an effort to transcribe the Bible in the native tongue of its flock saw the holy book presented in 52 languages — a sign of the cosmopolitan welcome awaiting Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United Arab Emirates.The diversity among its parishioners can ...

Japan beats Uzbekistan 2-1 to keep perfect Asian Cup record

Soccer 01/17/19, 11:13

Four-time champion Japan rallied from a goal down to finish the group stage of the Asian Cup with a perfect record after a 2-1 victory over Uzbekistan on Thursday.With both teams already qualified, Japan topped Group F with nine points after winning all three games to set up a knockout-stage ...

Yemeni players united for soccer to make tournament debut

Soccer 01/17/19, 08:59

Civil war raging at home.Soccer players who struggle to play or get paid.A coach who never enters the country.It was not a surprise Yemen exited the Asian Cup after losing all three games.But just qualifying for the continental tournament for the first time was an achievement for a country in ...

Almoez Ali scores 4 as Qatar advances at Asian Cup

Sports 01/13/19, 11:19

Qatar thrashed North Korea 6-0 on Sunday and advanced to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup after the biggest victory in this tournament so far.Saudi Arabia, which beat Lebanon 2-0 on Saturday for its second straight win, will join Qatar in the round of 16 from Group E. Amid ...

Secret no more: Israel’s outreach to Gulf Arab states

Asia & Pacific 10/31/18, 02:47

It was a scene unthinkable just weeks ago: an Israeli Cabinet minister, tears of joy filling her eyes, proudly singing her country's national anthem at a sports event in the heart of the Arab world. The spectacle of Miri Regev singing "HaTikva," which describes the Jewish yearning for a homeland in ...

Signs of warming ties as Israeli ministers head to Gulf

Sports 10/28/18, 15:11

In an emotional scene, the Israeli national anthem was performed at a public sporting event in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday while two Israeli Cabinet ministers said they would soon head to the region in new signs of warming ties between Israel and the Gulf Arab states.The developments came ...

Israel’s Netanyahu pays surprise visit to Oman

World 10/26/18, 05:59

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday returned from an unannounced visit to Oman, the two countries confirmed, meeting the Gulf state's leader in the first visit of its kind in over 20 years.The surprise visit was an important accomplishment for the Israeli leader, who frequently boasts of warming behind-the-scenes ...

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