Friday, January 19, 2018

Oman

Sales surge despite gold price rise in Oman

Retail gold sales in Muscat have surged 20 per cent in the last fortnight and are expected to stay strong until the Eid holidays,...

Oman’s rugged landscapes and rich culture

My foot scuffs the sun‑scorched path and a cloud of dust emerges, breaking the stillness of the early morning. I make my way past...

Visa ban on certain professions in Oman extended

A visa ban on certain professions has been extended for six months, officials announced. The Ministry of Manpower has issued a Ministerial Decision, No. 187/2017,...

Fake news: Ministry trashes rumors of HIV-injecting employee in Oman

Rumors on social media that citizens and residents of Oman have been injected with the HIV virus by a female employee of the Ministry...

Duqm in Oman attracts $11 billion investment, says Sezad boss

Duqm has attracted some $11 billion in investment for various projects, which include a major refinery and a series of industrial ventures by Chinese...

Expat income tax will hit region’s “attractiveness” – IMF

Taxing the income of foreign workers in the GCC will help the region boost its revenues, but it will reduce the attractiveness of the...

People in Oman unite in condemning viral video incident

Both citizens and residents of Oman have reacted strongly to a viral video showing a car driver drenching a cyclist in a wadi while...

Cyber attacks to intensify, warn experts in Oman

Oman should brace for more ransomware attacks; the Sultanate’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and specialists in the country have said. “The reason cyber-attacks will...

Oman temporarily shuts down global services amid cyber attack

A number of Omani government institutions have temporarily suspended all their electronic services on Sunday as precautionary measures, following massive global cyber attacks. The...

Another baby found abandoned in Oman

A newborn baby was found abandoned near a mosque recently in Rustaq province, 150 kilometres away from Muscat. The baby girl, believed to be...

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