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Defence giant BAE Systems is in talks with the Government of Oman to supply a number of Typhoon fighter aircraft, which would be delivered within three years of a contract being signed.

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Wigan manager Roberto Martinez accepts his star players are likely to attract more interest in the summer transfer window, but is confident the squad will be stronger in August than it is now.

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Wigan have completed the signing of goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi from Bolton on a four-year contract.

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Upmarket holiday resort company Club Med is looking at expanding into Cambodia and Vietnam, after its success in China.

Paul Le Guen to succeed LeRoy as Oman national team coach

Frenchman Paul Le Guen will succeed compatriot Claude LeRoy as the coach of Oman's national team, local media reported on Sunday.

Extreme Sailing Series hit by 'challenging' conditions

Collisions and capsizes punctuated the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta off the Olympic sailing venue of Qingdao on Friday.

Oman protests resume after deadly clashes

Dozens of protesters staged a sit-in Saturday in the Omani capital to demand probes into alleged state abuses after clashes with security forces left at least one person dead and sharply boosted tensions in the strategic Gulf nation.

Up to 60 detained in Oman

Security forces detained between 50 and 60 protesters, Oman's top prosecutor said today, in violent clashes the day before in the industrial town of Sohar.

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Australian Matthew Goss recorded the biggest win of his career with victory at the head of an eight-rider group in the Milan-San Remo race on Saturday.

Pirates captured aboard oil tanker

US commandos have captured four suspected pirates who boarded a Japanese-owned oil tanker off the coast of Oman.

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