January 29, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The embattled president of Yemen arrived Saturday in the United States for medical treatment for burns he suffered during an assassination attempt in June. President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived at an unspecified U.S. location, according to the country's foreign press office. His journey had taken him from Oman, through London. The one-line Yemeni statement said Saleh was in the United States for a "short-term private medical visit. " His staff has said he is here to be treated for injuries suffered during the assassination attempt.
January 22, 2012 |
SAN'A, Yemen - Outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh will travel soon to Oman, en route to medical treatment in the United States, Yemeni officials said Saturday, part of an American effort to get the beleaguered strongman out of the country to allow a peaceful transition from his rule. Washington has been trying for weeks to find a country where Saleh can live in exile, since it does not want him to settle in the United States. The mercurial president, who has ruled for more than 33 years, has repeatedly gone back and forth on whether he would leave.
January 8, 2012
What are the best cities to visit in 2012? Lonely Planet weighs in: "The coming year will put all of these cities in a fresh light, whether they're showing new flair with music and art festivals or dusting off preconceptions by showing their wilder streak," it says. For its reasoning, visit lonelyplanet.com. 1. London 2. Muscat, Oman 3. Bengalore, India 4. Cadiz, Spain 5. Stockholm, Sweden 6. Guimaraes, Portugal 7. Santiago, Chile 8. Hong Kong 9. Orlando, Fla. 10. Darwin, Australia.
October 24, 2011 |
THE REED BOAT was "ready to go," the Penn Museum professor said. Built with Bronze Age technology, the 40-foot craft - the "Black Boat of Magan" - was to travel the Arabian Sea from Oman to India on Sept. 8, 2005, to see how ancient mariners did it. Gregory L. Possehl, the University of Pennsylvania anthropologist, had been part of five years of planning for the 750-mile sea journey, and he and other archaelogists were confident that the rugged sailors and the fragile craft were ready to reproduce 2,000 years of history.
September 22, 2011 |
MUSCAT, Oman - After more than two years in Iranian custody, two Americans convicted as spies took their first steps toward home yesterday as they bounded down from a private jet and into the arms of family for a joyful reunion in the Gulf state of Oman. The families called this "the best day of our lives," and President Obama said their release - under a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal - "wonderful news. " The release capped complicated diplomatic maneuvers over a week of confusing signals by Iran's leadership on the fate of Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer.
September 16, 2011 |
MUSCAT, Oman - Arab countries Oman and Iraq are involved in negotiations for the release of two Americans jailed in Iran on spy charges, officials said Thursday as efforts intensified over a $1 million bail-for-freedom plan. A private plane from the Gulf state of Oman is in Tehran to carry away the pair if a deal is reached. An Iraqi official said a delegation of lawmakers also was in the Iranian capital to join the diplomatic talks on the release of Josh Fattal, of Elkins Park, and Shane Bauer, of Minnesota.
September 15, 2011 |
TEHRAN, Iran - The proposed bail-for-freedom deal for two jailed Americans looked increasingly Wednesday like a repeat of last year's release of their companion: quarrels between Iran's judiciary and president, and then a private jet dispatched by the sultan of Oman for the captives' first leg home. But even as Washington expressed hope that Josh Fattal, of Elkins Park, and Shane Bauer, of Minnesota, could be nearing the end of more than two years in custody, the details of when - or even if - they will be freed remained clouded amid the complexities of internal Iranian politics and third-party diplomacy between Washington and Tehran, two longtime foes.
March 16, 2011
Destination Maternity Corp. said today it is opening a store in Kuwait, the Philadelphia retailer's 10th outlet in the Middle East. All of the stores in the region are operated by a company franchisee, Multi Trend. In addition to the existing stores in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Multi Trend and Destination Maternity have agreed to expand to Bahrain, Oman and Qatar. Destination Maternity sells clothing and accessories at 679 stores worldwide, primarily under the names Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in a Pod and Destination Maternity.
May 10, 2010 |
Glen Allen "Al" Omans, 81, of Mount Airy, a professor emeritus of English at Temple University, died of complications from colon cancer Wednesday, May 5, at Roxborough Hospital. For more than 30 years, Dr. Omans taught English literature at Temple and served a term as English department chair. An authority on Edgar Allan Poe, he published many scholarly articles and the monograph Poe and Passion. He retired in 1996. Dr. Omans was a member of the Poe Studies Association and the Modern Language Association.