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

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


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Oman goalkeeper at Reading FC joins Saudi’s Al Hilal

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Oman goalkeeper at Reading FC joins Saudi’s Al Hilal


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Oman goalkeeper Al Habsi joins Al Hilal from Reading

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Oman goalkeeper Al Habsi joins Al Hilal from Reading


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Hass sells 40pc ownership to Oman Trading International

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Hass sells 40pc ownership to Oman Trading International


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No answer yet on fuel subsidies for poor Omanis

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No answer yet on fuel subsidies for poor Omanis


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Kidnapped Australian freed in Yemen after Oman mediation

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Kidnapped Australian freed in Yemen after Oman mediation


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  • Oman counts on Chinese billions to build desert boomtown
    Oman counts on Chinese billions to build desert boomtown

    , gulfnews.com

    Duqm, Oman: In the remote desert along Oman’s southern coast, construction machines hired by a Chinese consortium are levelling an expanse of pale orange sand — a first step towards billions of dollars of investment. Over the past year the Chinese have become key to Oman’s effort to transform Duqm, a fishing village 550 kilometres south of Muscat, into an industrial centre that will help the country diversify its economy beyond oil and gas exports
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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

  • Oman Air in talks with Airbus, Boeing to expand wide-body fleet to 25 jets
    Oman Air in talks with Airbus, Boeing to expand wide-body fleet to 25 jets

    , channelnewsasia.com

    KUALA LUMPUR: Oman's national airline is in talks with planemakers Airbus and Boeing to expand its wide-body fleet to 25 jets and hopes to conclude the deal in the next two to three months, its chief executive said on Thursday. Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch said the airline currently has 16 wide-body planes - six Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 10 Airbus A330 - but hope to increase that number to 25
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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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    Places: Oman |  United Arab Emirates | 

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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Science & Nature

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

    , billingsgazette.com

    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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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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    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Oman |  United Kingdom | 

Law & Crime

  • Jailed for chewing tobacco in Oman, Nallasopara man to return home
    Jailed for chewing tobacco in Oman, Nallasopara man to return home

    , dnaindia.com

    As reported by DNA on February 15, Khan's family was left in a state of shock after they received a call from a 'Pakistani' national on January 25, informing them that Khan 'is in jail'. Akrar Khan, a 32-year-old mechanic from Nallasopara, who went missing under mysterious circumstances in Oman in December 2016, is serving time in a prison there after he was caught chewing tobacco by the local police, his family members back home have been informed
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