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Man on bike drenched by reckless driver

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Man on bike drenched by reckless driver

- Muscat: An Omani driver has been arrested by the Oman’s Police for reckless driving through a wadi and drenching another expatriate on a bicycle. The video has gone viral on social media platforms, with many users calling to punish the driver and spectators who were seen laughing at the expatriate soaked in water. The driver is currently in police custody awaiting prosecution

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Heavy rain lashes Oman, more to come

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Heavy rain lashes Oman, more to come

- Muscat: Heavy rains lashed most parts of Oman on Thursday, disrupting normal life and throwing traffic out of gear. Temperatures were lower across much of the country. Many parts of Dhaklyah, North Batinah and Sharqiyah governorates received heavy rains, while Musandam and Muscat governorates received light to moderate rains. Wadis in the provinces of Rustaq, Nakhal, Awabi, Dima wa Tayeen, Samayil, Sohar and Yanqul were flooded and caused traffic jams

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Hunters face trial over wildlife reserve shooting in Oman

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Hunters face trial over wildlife reserve shooting in Oman

- Muscat: Two hunters have been arrested after a police investigation into a shooting at the Wadi Sarin Nature Reserve in February. The reserve is a protected wildlife reserve where hunting is illegal. The men admitted to the shooting and are awaiting trial. The bullets fired had narrowly missed two rangers who were on their lunch break. Conservation of the Environment, a group tasked with protecting wildlife, expressed outrage over the incident

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Abandoned girl in Oman placed with foster family

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Abandoned girl in Oman placed with foster family

- Muscat: Three-year-old Dana, who was found abandoned at a public park in Buraimi province last year, has found a new home. The girl was handed over to an Omani couple who had expressed interest in fostering the little girl, according to an informed official at the government-supervised Child Care Centre. Hundreds of Omani families had applied to foster Dana but the decision was made following an extensive vetting process which is required by the rules of the Ministry of Social Development

Categories: Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Children |  Girls |  Family | 
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Oman's mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

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Oman's mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

- WADI ABDAH, Oman — Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are searching for an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans — and perhaps begin to reverse climate change. They are coring samples from one of the world's only exposed sections of the Earth's mantle to uncover how a spontaneous natural process millions of years ago transformed carbon dioxide into limestone and marble

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Oman’s mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

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Oman’s mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

- WADI ABDAH, Oman (AP) — Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are searching for an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans — and perhaps begin to reverse climate change. They are coring samples from one of the world’s only exposed sections of the Earth’s mantle to uncover how a spontaneous natural process millions of years ago transformed carbon dioxide into limestone and marble

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Editor-in-chief of Omani daily released from jail

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Editor-in-chief of Omani daily released from jail

- Muscat: Ebrahim Al Mamari, editor-in-chief of Al Zaman newspaper, was released on Monday after completing his sentence at Samayil Central Prison, Zaher Al Abri, a reporter at the same newspaper, tweeted on Monday. Al Mamari posed for a photo with Al Abri outside the prison. “Al Mamari just got out of prison. I hope Yousuf Al Haj, an editor at Al Zaman, will be released soon also,” tweeted Al Abri

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Indians make up majority of suicides in Oman

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Indians make up majority of suicides in Oman

- Muscat: Indians make up the majority of the suicide victims in Oman, new data has revealed. According to data released by the Public Prosecution, Indians made up 15 out of the 25 suicides registered in 2016. Ahmad Al Kharousi, a sociologist, said that suicide cases are most common among those belonging to blue-collar workers who have low wages. “Low wages and unpaid bank loans are the common triggers for suicide, thinking that they would be relieved of the burden,” Al Kharousi told Gulf News

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Tags: Death & Dying |  Suicides | 
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Omani wins Indian singing talent show

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Omani wins Indian singing talent show

- Muscat: Haitham Mohammad Rafi, a 23-year-old Omani singer, was on Saturday crowned winner of the singing talent show, Dil Hai Hindustani, broadcast on Star Plus. He is the first Omani and Arab to win the show. This year it hosted participants from Russia, US, Oman and other countries. Rafi, the soulful voice, won the hearts of millions of Indians and announced the winner of the show

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Missing boy, 12, reunited with family in Oman

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Missing boy, 12, reunited with family in Oman

- Muscat: A 12-year-old Egyptian boy has been found after being reported missing last Thursday, according to the Royal Oman Police (ROP). An official at the ROP, said that the boy is safe and well, without giving any further details on how they found him. The boy’s photograph and contact details had been circulated on social media platforms, in an attempt to find him

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Blagnon amerejea Simba kutoka Oman

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Blagnon amerejea Simba kutoka Oman

- Raia huyo wa Ivorty Coasty amesema anatambua ushindani uliopo hivi sasa lakini kama atapewa nafasi ya kuendelea kuitumikia timu yake yupo tayari. Mshambuliaji wa Simba Fredrick Blagnon, aliyetolewa kwa mkopo kwenye klabu ya Oman Club, amerejea tena kwenye klabu hiyo baada ya uhamisho wake kushindwa kukamilika. Blagnon ameiambia , amelazimika kurudi Simba, kwasababu bado anamkataba na timu hiyo na ndiyo waliompeleka Oman Club hivyo amerudi kuendelea kuwatumikia vinara hao wa ligi ya Vodacom

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New vehicle scanner to ease Oman border rush

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New vehicle scanner to ease Oman border rush

- Abu Dhabi: A new device that can quickly scan vehicles has been installed at Al Ain’s Khatm Al Shiklah checkpoint bordering Oman, the Abu Dhabi Customs announced on Wednesday. The device, Z portal, can inspect and examine cars from hood to trunk and can process about 120 cars an hour. The device uses X-ray technologies to capture images that quickly highlight metallic and organic threats and contraband, such as weapons,

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Tour of Oman, Aru è 2° sull?arrivo in salita

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Tour of Oman, Aru è 2° sull?arrivo in salita

- Ben Hermans ha vinto la quinta tappa del Tour of Oman, quella più importante: 152 km con arrivo in salita alla Green Mountain, conosciuta come l’Alpe d’Huez dell’Oman, 5,7 chilometri di ascesa al 10,5 per cento di pendenza media. Nel 2016, su questo stesso traguardo, si era imposto Vincenzo Nibali. Il belga della Bmc, 30 anni, era già leader della gara e così ha consolidato il primato. Buon secondo posto

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Ciclismo, Tour of Oman: ancora Kristoff. Bene Colbrelli: secondo

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Ciclismo, Tour of Oman: ancora Kristoff. Bene Colbrelli: secondo

- La volata vincente di Alexander Kristoff su Sonny Colbrelli (a destra). Bettini. Ancora una vittoria per Alexander Kristoff, ancora un buon piazzamento per Sonny Colbrelli. E’ il senso finale della quarta tappa del Tour of Oman, che si è conclusa dopo 118 km davanti al Ministero del Turismo di Muscat, la capitale del Sultanato: nonostante il tentativo di contropiede nel finale di Fuglsang e Kung, l’epilogo della giornata non è

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Elderly Omani farmer lives a fruitful life

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Elderly Omani farmer lives a fruitful life

- Muscat: Despite his old age and bad back, 70-year-old Omani farmer, Mohammad Al Riyami, continues to till his family-owned farm nestled in Jabal Akhdar mountain, over 3,000 metres above the sea level. Al Riyami wakes up in early morning hours every day in his tiny village, Al Ain, and with shovel-in-hand walks 15 minutes to reach his crops. “I eat my breakfast and then head to work, typically until noon.

Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers |  Farms | 
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Oman to introduce metered taxis soon for the first time

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Oman to introduce metered taxis soon for the first time

- Muscat: Oman will launch metered taxi service soon for the first time after the Ministry of Transport and Communications issued licenses to two taxi operators. The Ministry of Transport and Communications issued licences to Mwasalat, Oman’s National Transport Company, and Ibtikar Technology Company, according to Salim Al Naimi, the Undersecretary for Transport in the Ministry of Transport and Communications. “Ibtikar Company will operate in 3,4,5 star hotels as well as

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    Robbie Keane retires from international football

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    Ireland's record appearance holder and goalscorer has announced his retirement from international football, and will play his final game against Oman on August 31. Robbie Keane has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 36. The LA Galaxy striker will bring the curtain down on his 18-year Republic of Ireland career in the friendly against Oman at the Aviva Stadium on August 31. Keane made his debut

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