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Oman announces E-visa for international tourists

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Oman announces E-visa for international tourists

- Dubai: Tourists planning to visit Oman can apply online for visas by submitting their applications at https://evisa.rop.gov.om/. The first stage comprises non-sponsored tourist visas for people from 67 countries as well as GCC residents employed in 116 professions. “The Sultanate’s announcement of the eVisa system will ensure the continuous growth of Oman’s tourism sector in the coming years as this provides not only tourists but also investors, businessmen, researchers and students easier access to visa processing,” said Salim Adi Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion at the Ministry of Tourism, Oman
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2 killed in horror Oman crash fireball

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2 killed in horror Oman crash fireball

- 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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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

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

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

- 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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Emirati killed as car flips over in Oman

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Emirati killed as car flips over in Oman

- Muscat: An Emirati man was killed and another injured when their car flipped over in Haima province, central Oman on Monday. The two men were heading from the UAE to Salalah province in the southern part of Oman, Royal Oman Police said. The accident occurred when the driver of the four-wheel-drive lost control due to speeding. The victim died on the spot, while the passenger sustained severe injuries
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Oman orders trade of Qatari Riyal at official rate

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Oman orders trade of Qatari Riyal at official rate

- The Central Bank of Oman ordered all local commercial banks and exchange companies to trade the Qatari riyal at the official exchange rate. "The Central Bank of Oman will also accept Qatari riyals and provide exchange services if needed," the statement said. The Qatari currency came under pressure as Gulf commercial banks began to hold off on dealing with Qatari banks because of the diplomatic rift in the region
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Oman delegates explores investment avenues in Tanzania

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Oman delegates explores investment avenues in Tanzania

- Dar es Salaam. A delegation of 20 businessmen from Oman are visiting the 41 Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) looking for possibility of investing in industries. According to deputy chairman of Oman-Tanzania Joint Businesses Council, Mr Hamadi Yahya, the delegation also aims at cementing the diplomatic relations between the two countries. The prospect investors are interested in agriculture, health, electricity, mining, livestock and oil and gas sectors
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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

- DOHA: Qatar has launched two new shipping services to Omani ports after other Gulf states severed ties with Doha last week, raising concerns over food supplies to import-dependent Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab countries cut diplomatic as well as travel and trade ties with Qatar last week, accusing it of supporting Iran and funding Islamist groups
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Hass sells 40pc ownership to Oman Trading International

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Hass sells 40pc ownership to Oman Trading International

- By Christine Muchira/Release. Hass Petroleum Group has sold 40% of its shares to Oman Trading International (OTI) in a move that will see the Kenyan oil marketing company embark on its strategic growth and expansion plans across the Eastern, Central and Horn of Africa. The Group will invest the additional funding from the transaction to enhance its market visibility through new distribution assets specifically Service Stations across its key markets in the region
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New pesticide rules hit fruit and vegetable vendors hard in Oman

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New pesticide rules hit fruit and vegetable vendors hard in Oman

- Muscat: Prices of fruits and vegetables in Oman have risen after a decision by the authorities requiring vegetable and fruit consignments coming from abroad to indicate their pesticide content. An official at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries told Gulf News that inspectors needed more time at the border to check the certificates which is causing a shortage of produce in the Omani market
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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

- Muscat: Oman’s elected Shura Council has yet to receive a response from the Council of Ministers about a proposal that suggests the introduction of fuel subsidies for segments of society who have been most affected by the fuel price hike, Gulf News has learnt. In February, the council pushed for a proposal to allocate 200 litres of free fuel to low-income Omani families on a monthly basis
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Kidnapped Australian freed in Yemen after Oman mediation

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Kidnapped Australian freed in Yemen after Oman mediation

- SYDNEY/DUBAI: An Australian man held captive for seven months has been freed by his kidnappers in Yemen and has been taken to neighbouring Oman, Australia's foreign minister said on Wednesday. The unnamed man was captured in October by unnamed assailants. Oman's foreign ministry said the man had been located after mediation with local tribes and that he was due to return home
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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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Oman to sell $2b of Islamic bonds, finance minister says

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

- 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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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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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
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  • Oman orders trade of Qatari Riyal at official rate
    Oman orders trade of Qatari Riyal at official rate

    , aljazeera.com

    The Central Bank of Oman ordered all local commercial banks and exchange companies to trade the Qatari riyal at the official exchange rate. "The Central Bank of Oman will also accept Qatari riyals and provide exchange services if needed," the statement said. The Qatari currency came under pressure as Gulf commercial banks began to hold off on dealing with Qatari banks because of the diplomatic rift in the region
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  • 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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  • 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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Society & Culture

  • Indians make up majority of suicides in Oman
    Indians make up majority of suicides in Oman

    , gulfnews.com

    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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Travel & Recreation

  • Seven emirates and 800km on foot: Bin Thaneya looks back at tough trek
    Seven emirates and 800km on foot: Bin Thaneya looks back at tough trek

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: On Monday night, at 8.28pm, Jalal Bin Thaneya walked over the sands of Fujairah city’s beach, and dipped his hand in the cool waters of the Gulf of Oman. For the 30-year-old Emirati, the simple gesture meant a lot. Fourteen days earlier, just a stone’s throw from the Saudi border at Al Ghuwaifat, Bin Thaneya dipped his hand in the sand. Over the next two weeks, the Emirati would
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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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  • Woman hotel worker stabbed to death in Oman
    Woman hotel worker stabbed to death in Oman

    , gulfnews.com

    Muscat: A 32-year-old Indian woman was stabbed to death in her room in Salalah province in the south of Oman on Friday morning, according to a statement issued by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) on Monday. Police said she was stabbed with a knife several times by an Arab national in her room. The Arab national, who entered the country illegally, stole the victim’s jewellery and fled the scene. Police
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