Oman’s crossings with Yemen closed over attack fears

Updated 21 January 2016
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Oman’s crossings with Yemen closed over attack fears

SANAA: Yemeni security officials say that Oman has closed its two border crossings with Yemen over fears of militant attacks, leaving Yemenis largely sealed off from the outside world.
Three security officials from the eastern province of Mahra, which borders Oman, said on Wednesday that the closure took place earlier this year, but did not give specific dates. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.
The crossing was the only unrestricted passage still open for Yemenis. Except for Sanaa airport, airports and borders with Saudi Arabia were closed months after a Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen.


US Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea

Updated 21 min 25 sec ago
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US Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea

DUBAI: The US navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing US sailor in the Arabian Sea, the Bahrain-based US Fifth Fleet said
"The Sailor has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after a reported man overboard incident onboard Abraham Lincoln while operating in the Arabian Sea, July 17," a statement from the US Fifth Fleet said, without giving the sailor's name.