NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii's first posthumous single will be released next week and a full album will be out in June.
Collaborators of the Swedish DJ-producer say in a statement Friday that...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of the Grammy-nominated Swedish electronic dance DJ Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee) is launching a foundation in his memory.
American golfer Kurt Kitayama wins in Oman
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — American golfer Kurt Kitayama won his second European Tour title by a single shot after a remarkable comeback at the weather-hit Oman Open on Sunday.
Kieffer leads weather-hit Oman Open by 1 shot
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Maximilian Kieffer played just three holes at the Oman Open on Saturday. He finished the day in the outright lead.
The German golfer was one of only 11 players to finish...
Sandstorms blow schedule off course at Oman Open
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Sand proved to be a major hazard at the Oman Open on Friday.
Play was suspended early in the second round of the European Tour event because of sandstorms which blew in...
US golfer Kurt Kitayama leads after 1st round at Oman Open
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — American golfer Kurt Kitayama kept up his impressive first season on the European Tour by shooting a 6-under 66 at the Oman Open to take a one-stroke lead after the first round...
Oman officials say 2 British women hit by car, killed
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Officials in Oman say two British women are dead and one British man is injured after being hit by a car in the sultanate.
The Royal Oman Police said on Twitter on Friday the crash happened in Salalah near its Haffa market. It said the driver of the car did not have a license and an investigation into the crash had begun.
Oman's Tourism Ministry identified the victims' nationalities. It said the British man hit was in a local hospital in a stable condition.
‘2 casualties’ in Indian oil tanker explosion off Oman
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman, causing "two casualties" and injuring one sailor.
The Shipping Corporation of India says the explosion struck the MT Desh Vaibhav on Tuesday in the Gulf of Oman while it was en route to Fujairah on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates.
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of late Swedish DJ-producer Avicii says his funeral will be private.
In a statement released Tuesday, Avicii's family says the funeral will include "people who were closest" to the performer. The family also asked the media to respect their decision.
They added that no more information about the funeral will be made publicly.
Avicii’s family releases 2nd statement about late DJ
NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii's family has released a second statement about their late son this week, saying the famed DJ "could not go on any longer" and that "he wanted to find peace."
The Grammy-nominated electronic dance musician, born Tim Bergling, was found dead last week in Muscat, Oman at age 28. Details about his death were not revealed.
Avicii’s family thanks fans for support after his death
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Avicii is thanking his fans for their support days after the superstar DJ died.
Avicii, born Tim Bergling, was found dead Friday in Muscat, Oman. Details about his death were not revealed.
"We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim's music and have precious memories of his songs," his family said in a statement released Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of electronic dance DJ and producer Avicii, who died Friday in Oman at age 28 (all times local):
Music producer Nile Rodgers is expressing sorrow at the death of DJ star Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee), with whom he developed a close friendship during their collaborations.
Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.
Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war and said the Trump administration has made it clear that it would be "very unwise" to use gas in attacks.
Mattis told reporters traveling with him to the Mideast that he was disturbed by reports of civilian casualties from bombings by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.
CAIRO (AP) — A passenger on an EgyptAir flight from the Gulf state of Oman to Cairo assaulted crew members on Tuesday but was quickly overpowered and handed over to authorities, Egyptian aviation officials said.
The Boeing 737-800 with 78 passengers returned to Muscat, Oman's capital, 30 minutes after it took off from there, and the crew handed over the passenger to the police.
The plane later left for Cairo, arriving four hours behind schedule.
Dutchman Luiten wins inaugural Oman Open
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Joost Luiten of the Netherlands won the inaugural Oman Open on Sunday to break a title drought of nearly 17 months.
The 32-year-old Dutchman shot a 4-under 68 to finish on 16-under 272, two shots ahead of his friend, England's Chris Wood (69).
It was Luiten's sixth European Tour title and the first since the 2016 KLM Open.
Luiten shares lead in Muscat after 3rd-round 66
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Joost Luiten showed a return to form after a mediocre 2017 as he moved into a three-way tie for the lead in the Oman Open on Saturday.
The Dutchman shot a second straight 6-under 66 — the joint best score of the day — to move to 12-under 204. He was joined at the top by Matthew Southgate (69) and Frenchman Julien Guerrier (66) after the third round at the Greg Norman-designed Al Mouj Golf Club.
Resurgent Sullivan trails Oman Open leaders by 2
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Andy Sullivan showed signs of turning around his fortunes by producing a superb back nine to start the Oman Open with a 5-under-par 67 on Thursday.
He birdied six of his last 10 holes but still trailed English compatriots - cancer survivor Matthew Southgate and Paul Waring - by two shots on a day when the winds stayed away from the Greg Norman-designed Al Mouj Golf Club.
Red-hot Sharma has eye on Masters spot at Oman Open
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Shubhankar Sharma, the hottest player on the European Tour with two wins in six starts this season, embarks on a crucial stretch of his schedule this week at the inaugural Oman Open aiming for a spot in the Masters.
The 21-year-old Indian, who won the Joburg Open late last year and then the Maybank Championship a week ago, leads the European Tour's Race to Dubai and is one of the star attractions this week at Muscat's Greg Norman-designed Al Mouj Golf course.
Iranian foreign minister arrives in Oman for talks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's foreign minister traveled to Oman for a daylong visit Monday with officials in the sultanate, which has served as a crucial link between Iran and the U.S. in the past.
Mohammad Javad Zarif was met by Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, the minister responsible for foreign affairs, on his arrival in Muscat.
Topics of discussion included the wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and other issues, according to Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency.
Iran, China hold joint naval drill in Persian Gulf
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's navy has conducted a joint exercise with a Chinese fleet near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.
The official IRNA news agency said Sunday's drill included an Iranian warship as well as two Chinese warships, a logistics ship and a Chinese helicopter that arrived in Iran's port of Bandar Abbas last week.
It said the scheduled exercise came before the departure of the Chinese fleet for Muscat, Oman. It did not provide further details.
BANDAR AL-ROWDAH, Oman (AP) — The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India.
Scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought about by climate change, and displacing the zooplankton that underpin the local food chain, threatening the entire marine ecosystem.
People to People program features Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates
La PORTE — The March 18 dinner and program for the La Porte Chapter of People to People International will be held at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center in La Porte.
The program will be a visual presentation about the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates. It will be presented by People to People member Bruce Johnson who visited the countries in November 2016.
Snake on a plane: Emirates flight halted in serpent spotting
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Once Samuel L. Jackson appeared in the Mideast hotspot of Dubai, it really was only a matter of time before the snake on a plane would turn up too.
Dubai-based airline Emirates said on Monday that one of its flights from Muscat, Oman, to Dubai was cancelled the previous day after a snake was spotted slithering in the cargo hold. Passengers hadn't yet boarded the Boeing 777.
The carrier says the serpent was eventually captured and the plane is back in service.
Prince Charles, Camilla in Oman at start of Gulf royal visit
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles brandished a sword and took part in a traditional dance Saturday on his trip to Oman with his wife Camilla, the first full day of the couple's three-nation royal tour of the Gulf.
The Prince of Wales landed in the Omani capital of Muscat on Friday night, greeted at the airport by Omani Heritage and Culture Minister Sayyid Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said. Camilla landed earlier in the day.
Extreme Sailing Series regatta set for San Diego in 2017
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Extreme Sailing Series will return to the United States for the first time in six years when a regatta is sailed on San Diego Bay in 2017.
There also will be a regatta that year in Los Cabos, Mexico.
The Extreme Sailing Series is contested in fast, foiling 32-foot catamarans. Other stops on the tour are Muscat, Oman; Qingdao, China; Madeira, Portugal; Hamburg, Germany; and Cardiff, Wales.
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Red Cross says female French hostage released in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A French-Tunisian woman working for the Red Cross has been released after nearly a year in captivity in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross said late Monday.
An ICRC statement said that Nourane Houas had arrived in Oman's capital, Muscat, after being freed by her Yemeni captors.
Houas was kidnapped by a group of armed men on her way to work in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Dec. 1, 2015. A colleague with her was released unharmed a few hours later but she was held.