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Sunday - 23rd September, 2018
Sultanate condemns attack on Iran parade
MUSCAT: The Sultanate has strongly condemned the terrorist attack which targeted a military parade i...
Saturday - 22nd September, 2018
Goodbye khareef, welcome back asurb
alalah is bidding adieu to this year’s Khareef (autumn in Arabic), but for the nature lovers and h...
Friday - 21st September, 2018
30 passengers hurt after India pilots’ blunder
MUMBAI: Thirty Indian passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment a...
Thursday - 20th September, 2018
OMAN COASTLINE IS FREE FROM PIRACY
The Sultanate’s 3,000-km coastline is safe and no incidents of piracy or armed robbery have been r...
Wednesday - 19th September, 2018
Cycling with a resolve for clean environment
He has pedalled more than 34,000 km covering tough terrains mostly of South East Asia and now in Oma...
Tuesday - 18th September, 2018
DUQM AIRPORT TO HANDLE 45,000 PASSENGERS
With the opening of the new passenger terminal building at the Duqm Airport on Tuesday, Oman now has...
Monday - 17th September, 2018
National strategy aims at handling 730,000 tonnes of cargo a year
The Sultanate is making pace with global upgrade in aviation sector and trying to emerge as a major ...
Sunday - 16th September, 2018
ALL CHARGED UP!
The electric cars market in Oman is expected to get a boost with the unveiling of more public chargi...
Saturday - 15th September, 2018
Asedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating patterns are to blame for obesity among teenagers in the S...
Friday - 14th September, 2018
National drive to detect breast cancer early begins on Sunday
MUSCAT: The Sultanate will launch on Sunday the National Campaign on Breast Cancer Early Detection t...
Thursday - 13th September, 2018
LONDON: World happiness levels are at their lowest level in over a decade, with the number of people...
Wednesday - 12th September, 2018
OMAN, CHINA MARK 40 YEARS OF RELATIONS
BEIJING: The Sultanate and China on Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations betw...
Tuesday - 11th September, 2018
MAJOR IDLIB RAID COULD SPARK WORST CATASTROPHE
GENEVA: The UN’S new humanitarian chief warned on Monday that a large-scale military operation aga...
Monday - 10th September, 2018
HM exchanges New Hijri Year greetings with leaders
MUSCAT: On the occasion of the New Hijri Year and the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH)...
Sunday - 9th September, 2018
Iraq PM urged to quit as key ally deserts him
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi faced calls to resign on Saturday as his alliance with...
Saturday - 8th September, 2018
DO you know that Joe’s Point at Aseelah (about 40 minutes south of Ras al Hadd) is often referred ...
Friday - 7th September, 2018
Muscat, Seoul sign cooperation pact
SEOUL: Mohsin bin Mohammed al Shaikh, Chairman of Muscat Municipality, on Thursday held talks with t...
Thursday - 6th September, 2018
Arab forum calls for e-way for ease of doing business
The Third Arab Entrepreneurs Forum came out with some valuable recommendations on Wednesday to impro...
Wednesday - 5th September, 2018
Oman and Bahrain sign Mous to boost relations
SALALAH: The Sixth Session of the Omani-bahraini Joint Committee concluded on Tuesday in Salalah. Th...
Tuesday - 4th September, 2018
Holy Prophet Hijra, new Hijri year holiday announced
MUSCAT: Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Chairman of the Ci...
Monday - 3rd September, 2018
NO JUNK FOOD IN SCHOOL CANTEENS
School canteens, you are being watched. Canteens are being monitored by the civic body, which will c...
Sunday - 2nd September, 2018
50.6 per cent Omanis visit private hospitals
Omanis outnumbered expatriates in the outpatient visits to private health institutions in 2017, acco...
Saturday - 1st September, 2018
LITTLE THINGS RETAIN VISITORS LONGER
MICRO TOURISM focuses on those seemingly little things that hold high significance at multiple level...
Friday - 31st August, 2018
KIDS, YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Saudi kids Saoud al Abbad and his sister lost their mother in an accident while they were on their w...
Thursday - 30th August, 2018
Artificial intelligence to boost sustainability
Oman is witnessing an epidemiological transition from communicable to noncommunicable diseases (NCDS...
Wednesday - 29th August, 2018
Duqm Airport all set for commercial operations
Commercial operations at the Passenger Terminal Building at Duqm Airport will start from September 1...
Tuesday - 28th August, 2018
Sultanate sees gradual dip in mercury levels
The mercury levels have begun to gradually dip across the Sultanate, with moderate weather in most w...
Monday - 27th August, 2018
Sultanate to hold tsunami simulation exercise
Oman will participate in the Indian Ocean Wave 18 on September 4, which is being organised by the In...
Sunday - 26th August, 2018
Nepal restaurant uses robots as waiters
KATHMANDU: A newly-launched restaurant in the Nepalese capital is using robots as waiters under the ...
Saturday - 25th August, 2018
SALALAH SEES HUGE HOLIDAY RUSH
Call it hospitality or some sense of responsibility towards the outstations guests, most of the Sala...
Friday - 24th August, 2018
SMART HAJ WINDS DOWN IN MECCA
MINA: More than two million Haj pilgrims headed back to Mecca for final prayers on Thursday as organ...
Thursday - 23rd August, 2018
Nasa excited about prospects for exploiting water on moon
WASHINGTON: Nasa Administrator Jim Bridenstine has a vision for renewed and “sustainable” human ...
Wednesday - 22nd August, 2018
Six killed in Haima accident
Six expatriates were charred to death when their 4X4 vehicle collided with another vehicle in Bahja,...
Tuesday - 21st August, 2018
SULTANATE CELEBRATES EID AL ADHA TODAY
MUSCAT: The Sultanate, along with the Arab and Islamic states, today marks the first day of Eid al A...
Monday - 20th August, 2018
HM gets Eid al Adha greetings from dignitaries
MUSCAT: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has received cables of greetings from dignitaries on the occasion ...
Sunday - 19th August, 2018
Eid boost for domestic tourism
While the people of Oman are all set to embark on a long Eid al Adha holiday, travel industry source...
Saturday - 18th August, 2018
People pitch in for Kerala flood victims
Indians living in the Sultanate have called off their Eid and Onam festivities as rains claimed more...
Friday - 17th August, 2018
Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93
NEW DELHI: Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee died on Thursday, sparking tributes...
Thursday - 16th August, 2018
Adam-thamrait road dualisation by year-end
The dualisation of Adam-thamrait road is likely to be completed and be ready for traffic by this yea...
Wednesday - 15th August, 2018
Italy bridge collapse impossible to predict as death toll hits 35
ROME: The collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa was impossible to predict and it is too soon to det...
Tuesday - 14th August, 2018
Eid al Adha holidays from August 19 to 23
MUSCAT: “On the occasion of the blessed Eid al Adha, and as per the Royal orders of His Majesty Su...
Monday - 13th August, 2018
Runway worker? Show pay proof, file complaint
The Minister of Manpower has come out with a set of guidelines for reporting absconding employees in...
Sunday - 12th August, 2018
MIRBAT LURES TOURISTS
gadgets not “Temperatures should be set anything between 23 and 25 degrees Celsius. Any a...
Saturday - 11th August, 2018
Nasa readies mission to Sun
Rather, the true measure of whether or not an individual is suffering from a shopping addiction — ...
Friday - 10th August, 2018
Oscars move to honour ‘popular’ movies draws ire
LOS ANGELES: The Oscars will introduce a new award for popular films and the annual ceremony will be...
Thursday - 9th August, 2018
Bar children from heading footballs, says brain specialist
LONDON: The debate over the damage inflicted by heading a football took another turn on Wednesday as...
Wednesday - 8th August, 2018
SULTANATE TO RAISE CRUDE PRODUCTION
MUSCAT: The Sultanate may raise its oil production in the next six months in accordance with the rec...
Tuesday - 7th August, 2018
Omani tourists safe in quake-hit Indonesia
Omani tourists were safely evacuated from the Indonesian city of Lombok, which was hit by a 7.0 magn...
Monday - 6th August, 2018
At least 32 killed as quake hits Indonesia
DENPASAR: At least 32 people were killed on Sunday when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hi...
Sunday - 5th August, 2018
UNITED NATIONS: North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes in violation of Unite...
Saturday - 4th August, 2018
Museums big art buyers, not the rich
PARIS: Bye bye billionaires — it’s now museums that acquire most artworks put up for auction, ac...
Friday - 3rd August, 2018
Apple hits $1 trillion stock market valuation
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc became the first $1 trillion publicly listed US company on Thursday, crowni...
Thursday - 2nd August, 2018
60.8pc visitors to Oman are Gulf nationals
The Muscat Municipality has started a campaign against abandoned homes that may pose serious health ...
Wednesday - 1st August, 2018
Iran sets preconditions for Trump meeting
TEHRAN: In an initial reaction to US President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he is willing to mee...
Tuesday - 31st July, 2018
Zimbabwe votes in first post-mugabe poll
HARARE: Zimbabwe held its first election on Monday since former leader Robert Mugabe was ousted in a...
Monday - 30th July, 2018
Drydock’s new activities to push revenues, jobs
DUQM: The drydock is planning to increase the number of activities in Duqm, and to emerge as one of ...
Sunday - 29th July, 2018
Ageing population holds great potential
Oman could benefit a great deal from the ageing population, referred to as the “silver economy”,...
Saturday - 28th July, 2018
NEXT TIME you sip a soft drink or juice at a hotel or resort in Oman do not be surprised if there is...
Friday - 27th July, 2018
LONDON: The effects of climate change mean the world can expect higher temperatures and more frequen...
Thursday - 26th July, 2018
RO 1 BILLION
TAMPA: A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, raising the possibil...
Wednesday - 25th July, 2018
His Majesty gets Renaissance Day greetings from leaders
MUSCAT: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has received more cables of greetings on the occasion of the Bless...
Tuesday - 24th July, 2018
FORGING AHEAD FOR BRIGHTER FUTURE
MUSCAT: Oman on Monday celebrated its 48th anniversary of the launch of modern Renaissance, led by H...
Monday - 23rd July, 2018
A CONFIDENT MARCH
MUSCAT: The Sultanate today marks the 48th anniversary of the launch of the modern Omani Renaissance...
Sunday - 22nd July, 2018
Take a break from car to stay healthy
The Sultanate has been witnessing an alarming rise in the number of obese youth opting for bariatric...
Saturday - 21st July, 2018
‘Dangerous complacency’ on Aids may trigger its resurgence
PARIS: Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam on Monday to bolster the battle again...
Friday - 20th July, 2018
DEMOLISHING OWN HOMES
Palestinian Jihad Shawamrah stands on the ruins of his house that he demolished to avoid the prospec...
Thursday - 19th July, 2018
HAZARD AND COURTOIS FUTURES IN BOARD’S HANDS SAYS SARRI
Four people were killed when a fire broke out in a house in Nizwa. What proved fatal for in...
Wednesday - 18th July, 2018
Omani climbs Kilimanjaro in single day
Hamed al Harthi has become the first Omani-arab to scale the summit of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, within...
Tuesday - 17th July, 2018
Renaissance Day holiday announced
MUSCAT: Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Chairman of the Ci...
Monday - 16th July, 2018
89% SAY ‘NO’ TO PLASTIC BAGS
An overwhelming 89 per cent of the people said ‘no’ to the use of plastic bags in markets and co...
Sunday - 15th July, 2018
Crackdown on firms selling fake products
In view of the increasing number of cases relating to sale of expired and fake goods, the authoritie...
Saturday - 14th July, 2018
by Frost & Sullivan predicted expected to that per have a total Oman is cent across market s...
Friday - 13th July, 2018
Scientists take first 3D, colour X-ray of a human
PARIS: New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a te...
Thursday - 12th July, 2018
National strategy to develop scientific research and innovation
MUSCAT: His Highness Sayyid Shihab bin Tareq al Said, Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan, Chairman of...
Wednesday - 11th July, 2018
SALALAH TOURISM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF
The much-awaited Salalah Tourism Festival kicked off at the Municipality Recreation Centre in Itin o...
Tuesday - 10th July, 2018
Turkey enters new era as Erdogan is sworn in
ISTANBUL: Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in on Monday as Turkey’s first executive president, gaini...
Monday - 9th July, 2018
ECONOMY REBOUNDS WITH 8.7 PC GROWTH
The Sultanate’s economy rebounded and recorded a broad-based recovery with a growth of 8.7 per cen...
Sunday - 8th July, 2018
New rules to boost tourism
Tourist arrivals in the Sultanate are all set to get a boost, especially from the GCC countries, wit...
Saturday - 7th July, 2018
World powers back Iran oil exports
Patients with psychiatric disorders tend to smoke tobacco at a higher rate than the general populati...
Friday - 6th July, 2018
EXPAT POPULATION SHRINKS BY 2.1%
The number of expatriates from different Asian countries working in Oman has witnessed the biggest e...
Thursday - 5th July, 2018
Visa transfer made flexible for expatriates
Expatriates now have more flexibility vis-à-vis the visa transfer. A sponsor can s...
Wednesday - 4th July, 2018
35-million-year-old animal fossils found in Dhofar
Fossils of primitive elephants, giraffes and other mammals such as rodents have been found by geolog...
Tuesday - 3rd July, 2018
Khazaen city awards RO 2.6m contract
An average 172 expatriate workers flee their employers daily in the Sultanate amid crackdown by the ...
Monday - 2nd July, 2018
MIRBAT FORT NEW ATTRACTION FOR VISITORS
MUSCAT: Coinciding with the khareef season in Dhofar Governorate, the Ministry of Tourism has added ...
Saturday - 30th June, 2018
16 TRAPPED! Qalhat declared as World Heritage Site
SEE MORE ON P14-16 Unesco has officially declared the ancient City of Qalhat as a World Heritage Sit...
Friday - 29th June, 2018
WTO heralds plain tobacco packing
GENEVA: Australia triumphed on Thursday in a major trade dispute over its pioneering “plain” tob...
Thursday - 28th June, 2018
RO 5 billion JV to develop Madinat Al Irfan Project
MUSCAT: Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), the executive arm of the Government of Oman for de...
Wednesday - 27th June, 2018
Tuesday - 26th June, 2018
Joint session approval for draft Mining Wealth Law
As part of the government’s efforts to check pollution, industries in the Sultanate have been mand...
Monday - 25th June, 2018
Now RO 5 for 10-day visa
In what is seen as a major boost to the tourism sector, the Sultanate has further eased the visa rul...
Sunday - 24th June, 2018
Sultanate sees 15 per cent rise in FDI
MUSCAT: The Sultanate saw an increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) flow by 15 per cent to RO 9...
Saturday - 23rd June, 2018
Ansar Allah may give Hodeida port to UN
WASHINGTON: Yemen’s Ansar Allah fighters have indicated they would be willing to hand over managem...
Friday - 22nd June, 2018
LIGHT RAINS RING IN KHAREEF
On the very first day the Khareef (monsoon season) many areas in Salalah received light rains in ear...
Thursday - 21st June, 2018
Real estate sector on path of recovery
Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 ...
Wednesday - 20th June, 2018
PAY FOR PARKING SHEDS IN FRONT OF HOMES
Residents will now have to pay for setting up car park shelters in front of their homes outside the ...
Tuesday - 19th June, 2018
Although holidaymakers have started returning to the capital after celebrating Eid al Fitr on Monday...
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