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Oman's Sultan Qaboos dies; successor vows to pursue peace

11 Jan 2020

DUBAI Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East's longest- serving rulers who maintained the country's neutrality in a turbulent region, died on Friday and his cousin Haitham bin Tariq al-Said was named as his successor in a smooth transition.

RPT-OBITUARY-Sultan Qaboos ushered in Oman renaissance, quiet diplomacy

11 Jan 2020

DUBAI, Jan 11 Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died late on Friday, transformed Oman during his 49-year reign from a poverty-stricken country torn by dissent into a prosperous state and an internationally trusted mediator for some of the region's thorniest issues.

UPDATE 10-Oman's Sultan Qaboos dies; successor vows to pursue peace

11 Jan 2020

* Omanis mourn loss of father figure (Adds comment by Iranian foreign minister)

Sultan Qaboos ushered in Oman renaissance, quiet diplomacy

11 Jan 2020

DUBAI Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died late on Friday, transformed Oman during his 49-year reign from a poverty-stricken country torn by dissent into a prosperous state and an internationally trusted mediator for some of the region's thorniest issues.

Sultan Qaboos ushered in Oman renaissance, quiet diplomacy

11 Jan 2020

DUBAI Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died late on Friday, transformed Oman during his 49-year reign from a poverty-stricken country torn by dissent into a prosperous state and an internationally trusted mediator for some of the region's thorniest issues.

REFILE-Sultan Qaboos ushered in Oman renaissance, quiet diplomacy

11 Jan 2020

DUBAI, Jan 10 Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died late on Friday, transformed Oman during his 49-year reign from a poverty-stricken country torn by dissent into a prosperous state and an internationally trusted mediator for some of the region's thorniest issues. He became sultan in July 1970 after deposing his father in a palace coup with the aim of ending the country's isolation and using its oil revenue for modernisation and development.

Exclusive: Ukrainian tycoon's lawyer says he lent money to Giuliani associate

18 Dec 2019

DUBAI A lawyer for a Ukrainian oligarch on Wednesday said he had lent $1 million (779,423.23 pounds) to Lev Parnas, an associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Parnas' wife in order for them to buy a home in Florida.

EXCLUSIVE-UPDATE 1-Ukrainian tycoon's lawyer says he lent money to Giuliani associate

18 Dec 2019

DUBAI, Dec 18 A Swiss lawyer said on Wednesday he had lent $1 million to Lev Parnas, an associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Parnas' wife in order for them to buy a home in Florida.

Lebanese importers struggle as banks impose credit controls

05 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Lebanese traders are struggling to pay for imports of everything from pasta to nappies as banks impose restrictions on lines of credit in response to concerns about tighter liquidity after weeks of street demonstrations.

Banks will seek to stop money leaving Lebanon when doors reopen: sources

31 Oct 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's banks will seek to prevent capital flight when they open on Friday but without imposing formal capital controls after a two-week closure due to nationwide protests which led the prime minister to resign, banking sources told Reuters.

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