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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...
Monday - 18th June, 2018
New Facebook AI could ‘open’ closed
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook researchers are now working on a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system tha...
Sunday - 17th June, 2018
Suhar citizens sing and dance in joy
SUHAR: Citizens of the Wilayat of Suhar on Saturday organised a folk festival in Suhar Fort premises...
Saturday - 16th June, 2018
Hawking plea ‘to save planet’ beamed to black hole
PARIS: The voice recording of the late astrophysicist Stephen Hawking beamed towards a black hole on...
Friday - 15th June, 2018
Ramadhan ended on Thursday evening after the sighting of the crescent moon in the Sultanate’s sky ...
Thursday - 14th June, 2018
and visitors, besides stockbreeders and their animals at the traditional Habta market. In o...
Wednesday - 13th June, 2018
Soccer fever grips Sultanate
With the Fifa World Cup set to kick off in the Russian capital of Moscow on Thursday, the Sultanate ...
Tuesday - 12th June, 2018
Salary cap raised for fuel subsidy
To allow more citizens to get the benefits of the fuel subsidy system, the Council of Ministers on M...
Monday - 11th June, 2018
‘Sultanate is Switzerland of Middle East’
WASHINGTON: Gerald M Feierstein, US ex-ambassador to Yemen, described the Sultanate of Oman as Switz...
Sunday - 10th June, 2018
RESTORATION AT A FAST CLIP IN DHOFAR
The restoration and rehabilitation work in cyclone-affected areas in Dhofar is going on a war footin...
Saturday - 9th June, 2018
FB bug alters privacy status of 14m users
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook acknowledged on Thursday a software glitch that changed the settings of some...
Friday - 8th June, 2018
Trump says ‘all ready’ for summit with Kim
WASHINGTON: Five days before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, US President Donald Trump said...
Thursday - 7th June, 2018
Salalah wows visitors even before advent of Khareef
Cyclone Mekunu has made Dhofar colourful and stunning before the advent of Khareef. The cyclone did ...
Wednesday - 6th June, 2018
Southeast Asia’s plastic ‘addiction’ blights world’s oceans
BANGKOK: On her lunch break, Bangkok office worker Chinapa Payakha emerges from a 7-Eleven store wit...
Tuesday - 5th June, 2018
Ministerial panel to assess Mekunu losses
MUSCAT: The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs has formed a committee to assess the environ...
Monday - 4th June, 2018
Sultanate committed to balanced development
Supporting a proposal raised by Majlis Ash’shura members on the need to have a draft climate law, ...
Sunday - 3rd June, 2018
PLUG, CHARGE AND GO
The fuel marketing sector in Oman could undergo a major revamp in the coming years with the introduc...
Saturday - 2nd June, 2018
ALLIES HIT BACK AT US
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS: Canada and Mexico retaliated with levies on billions of dollars of US goods fro...
Friday - 1st June, 2018
UN to world
NEW YORK/GAZA CITY: Violent escalations in Gaza show “how close to the brink of war we are every d...
Thursday - 31st May, 2018
Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest flight
Travel and tourism industry sources feel that the recent adverse weather conditions will not have mu...
Wednesday - 30th May, 2018
A BIG THANKS TO ALL
MUSCAT: The Council of Ministers on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the adverse climatic condit...
Tuesday - 29th May, 2018
Al Mughsail is the worst hit
SALALAH: Al Mughsail area was one of the worsthit by Cyclone Mekunu in Dhofar Governorate. A team of...
Monday - 28th May, 2018
addition to providing support to relief teams in terms of medical as well as conduct hydrographic su...
Sunday - 27th May, 2018
Salalah returns to normalcy
Even as the tropical Cyclone Mekunu has weakened to a deep depression after making landfall in Salal...
Saturday - 26th May, 2018
HM, China President exchange greetings
MUSCAT: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos and Xi Jinping, President of China exchanged greetings on the occa...
Friday - 25th May, 2018
Mekunu nears Salalah
Coconut palms sway in the strong winds ahead of the landfall of Mekunu in Salalah on Thursday. CYLON...
Thursday - 24th May, 2018
ALERT AS MEKUNU TO MAKE LANDFALL
The disaster management apparatus in Oman has activated the level of its alertness with the tropical...
Wednesday - 23rd May, 2018
Oman braces for tropical storm
The tropical situation in the Arabian Sea, which has intensified into a storm, is expected to make a...
Tuesday - 22nd May, 2018
Syrian army controls capital after ousting IS
BEIRUT: The Syrian army has restored control over all areas surrounding the capital Damascus for the...
Monday - 21st May, 2018
Salalah can be wonderful paragliding destination
When most of the people prefer staying indoors to avoid exposure to sun, this gentleman is out, from...
Sunday - 20th May, 2018
A MONTH OF BLESSINGS
The holy month of Ramadhan brings with it faithful aspirations on the Muslim nation. The Omani socie...
Saturday - 19th May, 2018
UN TO PROBE GAZA KILLINGS
GENEVA: Israel railed against the UN Human Rights Council on Friday as it voted to set up a probe in...
Friday - 18th May, 2018
Oil surges above $80 for first time since 2014
LONDON: Benchmark oil contract North Sea Brent hit its highest level since late 2014 on Thursday, br...
Thursday - 17th May, 2018
US says still hopeful of Trump-kim summit
WASHINGTON: The United States is still hopeful that an unprecedented summit with North Korea will ta...
Wednesday - 16th May, 2018
Sultanate and China to sign MOU on Silk Road
BEIJING: Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, accompanied by a hi...
Tuesday - 15th May, 2018
STOP DEAL MEMO AGAINST 161 FIRMS
The Ministry of Manpower has initiated punitive action against 161 companies employing 6,959 foreign...
Sunday - 13th May, 2018
North Korea’s nuclear test site to be destroyed
SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s promise to dismantle his country’s only known nuclear t...
Saturday - 12th May, 2018
Short exercise break good for kids
With only a few days left for the start of Ramadhan, all necessary arrangements are being made to en...
Friday - 11th May, 2018
US to defy most of world on Jerusalem move
JERUSALEM: The United States moves its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem next week in defiance of the P...
Thursday - 10th May, 2018
5 global hotel brands to set up shop in Sultanate
Five more hotels of international brands are expected to come up at Al Mouj Muscat in the coming yea...
Wednesday - 9th May, 2018
NO TRIBAL MEETINGS OR GATHERINGS
MUSCAT: The Public Prosecution has confirmed to citizens and residents of the Sultanate that it will...
Tuesday - 8th May, 2018
Premarital tests to check hereditary blood diseases
The Ministry of Transport and Communications on Monday dedicated to the nation the Batinah Expresswa...
Monday - 7th May, 2018
Iran says will respond to ‘Trump’ move
TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran had plans to respond to any move by US Presiden...
Sunday - 6th May, 2018
Nasa blasts off Mars-bound spacecraft to study quakes
CALIFORNIA: Nasa on Saturday launched its latest Mars lander, called Insight, designed to perch on t...
Saturday - 5th May, 2018
Drones, robots take over rig work
HOUSTON: At BP’S massive Thunder Horse oil platform in the US Gulf of Mexico, a dogsized robot cal...
Friday - 4th May, 2018
Internet fraudsters zero in on corporate emails
ABUJA: West Africa’s infamous Internet scammers have evolved, dropping their impersonations of onl...
Thursday - 3rd May, 2018
CITIZENS TO GET BEST BENEFITS
MUSCAT: Within the context of continuous attention being given by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to foste...
Monday - 30th April, 2018
Sultanate’s GDP grew by 8 per cent
MUSCAT: The Sultanate’s GDP at current prices has posted a positive growth to increase by 8 per ce...
Sunday - 29th April, 2018
Duqm Refinery set to be new growth engine for Oman
Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company officially broke ground for its 230,000 barrels p...
Saturday - 28th April, 2018
‘A Korean era of peace has begun’
The earth laughs in flowers, said American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson. Flowers are nature’s gift a...
Friday - 27th April, 2018
Construction begins on $7bn
Construction work on one of Oman’s biggest projects, the $7 billion Duqm Refinery venture, officia...
Thursday - 26th April, 2018
Adventure tourism in Musandam to get a major boost
MUSCAT: Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Touri...
Wednesday - 25th April, 2018
Smart cities to augment Sultanate’s growth plans
Gdynia is miles away from Oman. Although very different in a lot of ways, the one feature it shares ...
Tuesday - 24th April, 2018
ROYAL CAVALRY RIDERS WIN AT BABENHAUSEN RACE IN GERMANY P21
The Royal Oman Police (ROP) is to introduce an app that will send alerts on accidents, traffic bottl...
Monday - 23rd April, 2018
Competency programme to promote change in work culture
MUSCAT: His Highness Sayyid Shihab bin Tareq al Said, Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan, presided ov...
Sunday - 22nd April, 2018
Experts take samples from site of alleged Syria chemical attack
BEIRUT: Investigators from the global chemical arms watchdog collected samples on Saturday from the ...
Saturday - 21st April, 2018
Trump rails against high oil prices
People all over the world spend huge sums on dietary supplements and vitamins to maintain their heal...
Friday - 20th April, 2018
UN in security talks with Syria on chemical probe
The writer also covered a number of tourist attractions, such as Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The rep...
Thursday - 19th April, 2018
Draft mining law gets Majlis nod
MUSCAT: The Majlis Ash’shura on Wednesday ratified the draft Mining Law after a thorough discussio...
Wednesday - 18th April, 2018
DON’T DELAY 3 PER CENT ANNUAL WAGE RISE
The Ministry of Manpower has warned companies against denial of annual increment to Omani employees ...
Tuesday - 17th April, 2018
New edifice a cultural addition to Arab world
DOHA: His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministe...
Monday - 16th April, 2018
JAPAN, CHINA AGREE TO IMPROVE RELATIONS
TOKYO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono agreed in Tokyo on Su...
Sunday - 15th April, 2018
SUMMIT SEEKS TO CEMENT ARAB UNITY
DHAHRAN: His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Mini...
Saturday - 14th April, 2018
Readying for SUMMER HEAT
It’s summer again and everyone wants to remain cool and look for ways to survive the scorching hea...
Friday - 13th April, 2018
Trump softens rhetoric on likely Syria action
WASHINGTON/LONDON/ MOSCOW: US President Donald Trump said he was holding meetings on Thursday on Syr...
Thursday - 12th April, 2018
257 killed in Algerian military plane crash
BOUFARIK: Algeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe on Wednesday when a military plane cra...
Wednesday - 11th April, 2018
Wusta a spring home for 300,000 migratory birds
The coast of Oman played home to over 300,000 migratory birds belonging to 80 different species duri...
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