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Oman counts on Chinese billions to build desert boomtown

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Oman counts on Chinese billions to build desert boomtown


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Oman announces E-visa for international tourists

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Oman announces E-visa for international tourists


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2 killed in horror Oman crash fireball

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2 killed in horror Oman crash fireball


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Emirati killed as car flips over in Oman

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Emirati killed as car flips over in Oman


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Oman delegates explores investment avenues in Tanzania

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Qatar launches new shipping routes to Oman amid food shortage fears

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Qatar launches new shipping routes to Oman amid food shortage fears


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Hass sells 40pc ownership to Oman Trading International

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  • Shia, Sunnis and Ibadis pray together, keeping sectarian divide at bay
    Shia, Sunnis and Ibadis pray together, keeping sectarian divide at bay

    , hindustantimes.com

    On a November evening at Sayyida Mazoon mosque in Muscat, worshippers from different Muslim sects ascended the polished marble steps to pray together at sunset. Oman -- home to Sunnis, Shiites and adherents of the Ibadi branch of Islam, the sultanate’s majority sect -- increasingly stands out as a bastion of coexistence in the Middle East. Respect for other religious sects is not an accident
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Politics & Government

  • Oman to sell $2b of Islamic bonds, finance minister says
    Oman to sell $2b of Islamic bonds, finance minister says

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai/Riyadh: Oman plans to sell $2 billion (Dh7.34 billion) of Islamic bonds this month as it seeks to trim a large budget deficit caused by lower oil revenue, Finance Minister Darwish Al Balushi said. The crude exporter’s budget deficit will reach 12 per cent of economic output this year and it will continue to narrow in the coming years, Al Balushi said in an interview Wednesday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the Islamic Development Bank’s annual meeting
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Business

  • November Oman cargo sold at premium
    November Oman cargo sold at premium

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: Dubai Mercantile Exchange hosted its latest auction on Tuesday, on behalf of Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG). The 1-million barrel cargo of November-loading Oman Blend crude was awarded at a premium of $0.09 per barrel over the November Official Selling Price (OSP). The Oman OSP is calculated on a volume-weighted average of daily DME Marker Prices over the month
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Family & Parenting

  • Abandoned girl in Oman placed with foster family
    Abandoned girl in Oman placed with foster family

    , gulfnews.com

    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
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Society & Culture

  • 2 killed in horror Oman crash fireball
    2 killed in horror Oman crash fireball

    , gulfnews.com

    Muscat: Two people were killed and 13 others injured in a horrific three-vehicle crash in the Adam Province of Oman. Two vehicles burst into flames due the impact of the crash, according to a statement by the Royal Oman Police. The crash happened at 8pm on Tuesday, with the vehicles driven by Emirati and Saudi nationals. "The accident involving three vehicles occurred at 8pm today with a fire outbreak among two of the vehicles in the area of Qurn Al Alam in Wilayat Adam in Ad Dakhalia," a police statement said
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Travel & Recreation

  • Salalah tourism thrives despite war across the border
    Salalah tourism thrives despite war across the border

    , aljazeera.com

    Salalah, Oman - Tourists crowd atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the aqua seascape of Taqah, smiling as their Omani guide snaps a photo. Down the coastal road towards Salalah, visitors pause by a row of tropical fruit stands to snack on fresh bananas and sip coconut water. In this desert paradise, regional tensions seem to drift away. War is raging across the border in neighbouring Yemen, and Oman's fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members are locked in an unprecedented diplomatic crisis - but on a recent afternoon, visitors to Salalah were simply enjoying the sunshine and stunning scenery
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Law & Crime

  • Massive Malaysia data breach traced to Oman, police chief says
    Massive Malaysia data breach traced to Oman, police chief says

    , straitstimes.com

    KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities investigating a massive online breach of data involving 46 million mobile phone users have traced the leak to an Internet Protocol address in Oman, New Straits Times on Saturday quoted the police chief as saying. Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the team, comprising police and internet regulator Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), had some leads and those involved had been identified
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Science & Nature

  • Oman’s mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change
    Oman’s mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

    , koat.com

    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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Life & Style

  • These are the inspiring stories of the brave men and women who are trekking Oman for Coppafeel
    These are the inspiring stories of the brave men and women who are trekking Oman for Coppafeel

    , thesun.co.uk

    WHEN we launched this year’s adventure to raise money for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! by navigating the mountains of Oman, hundreds of would-be trekkers got in touch. Finally, we can reveal the lucky 53 to join celeb team leaders, vlogger and author Giovanna Fletcher and Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford this November. Here, the members of Team Oman reveal why they’re up for the challenge
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