Oman reveals artistic team headed to Venice Biennale

DUBAI: The Sultanate of Oman has announced its second national pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition, titled “Malath-Haven,” will run from Apr. 20 to Nov. 24, this year.  Curated by artist and gallerist, Alia Al-Farsi, the inaugural display in Venice showcases new artworks by Omani contemporary artists … Read more

AFL: Carlton selects Elijah Hollands for Good Friday debut

Carlton coach Michael Voss says Elijah Hollands was a “top three” player at the Blues over the pre-season as he backs the former Sun to have an immediate impact on Good Friday. Hollands has been picked to face North Melbourne immediately off the back of his two-week suspension incurred after being charged with drug possession … Read more

Saudi Arabia to host conference on role of universities in promoting peaceful coexistence

RIYADH: Members of the public have been urged to exercise caution over the coming days as weather warnings have been issued in several regions across Saudi Arabia. The General Directorate of Civil Defense said there could be thunderstorms from Thursday to Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Moderate to heavy rain, leading to torrential rain, … Read more

Royal Commission into military suicides closes

A “catastrophic failure” in senior government and Defence leadership has led to a “senseless loss of life” in Australia’s military community, the man leading the Royal Commission into Australia’s military suicide crisis has said in scathing remarks delivered at the close of the three-year inquiry. Deaths by suicide have taken the lives of at least … Read more

Women’s team The Flying Bats with five trans players dominates women’s football tournament

A Sydney women’s soccer team which features five transgender players has sparked controversy after dominating the North West Sydney League pre-season Beryl Ackroyd Cup. The Flying Bats Women’s Soccer Club claimed the $1000 prize after winning the grand final of the pre-season tournament with a 4-0 win over the Macquarie Dragons in the decider. Watch … Read more

Retail spending rises as sector benefits from Taylor Swift lift

Taylor Swift mania buoyed retail trade through February after the international pop megastar’s seven sold-out arena concerts in Melbourne and Sydney bolstered spending on eating out, clothing and merchandise. Retail spending rose 0.3 per cent last month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday a slightly softer reading than the 0.4 per cent increase … Read more

US says it downed four Yemen rebel drones in Red Sea

LONDON: Amid escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Jordan is looking to bolster its defenses against possible incursions by Iran-backed militias on its borders. The new approach follows a series of attacks against US military bases across the Gulf, culminating in a drone assault on a logistics support site of the Jordanian Defense Network … Read more