Google celebrates Oman National Day with a doodle

Google celebrates Oman National Day with a doodle
The doodle features the tri-color national flag. (Google)
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Updated 18 November 2020

Google celebrates Oman National Day with a doodle

Google celebrates Oman National Day with a doodle
  • The doodle commemorates the day of Oman’s independence from Portugese rule in 1650

DUBAI: Google is waving the Omani flag through an animated doodle on Wednesday, in celebration of the Gulf country’s National Day.
Only visible for Google users in Oman, the doodle features the tri-color national flag which was only formally adopted in 1995.
The doodle commemorates the day of Oman’s independence from Portugese rule in 1650. It is followed by a celebration of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said’s birthday.


Journalists recall torture in Houthi prisons

Updated 04 December 2020

Journalists recall torture in Houthi prisons

Journalists recall torture in Houthi prisons
  • They experienced psychological and physical torture at the hands of Houthis

DUBAI: Four journalists who were captured by Houthis, said the militia group subjected them to a catalogue of torture, state news agency Saba reported.

The journalists – Hisham Tarmoum, Hassan Annab, Isam Balghaith and Hisham al-Yousofi – said they experienced psychological and physical torture at the hands of their captors and were given dirty food and water.

They said they were beaten, deprived of sleep, and hanged for long periods.

The tortured journalists were speaking at a session organized by the Yemeni Journalist Syndicate in cooperation with the National Organization for Yemeni Media men on Thursday.

They urged the international community to intervene and “rescue other journalists” who are still detained by the Houthis.