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Oman

Thousands of Omanis benefit from fuel subsidy scheme

More than 19,000 Omani citizens have so far benefited from the national fuel subsidy programme, Watan newspaper reported.“A total of 19,202 citizens have used their subsidy...

Oman 2018 state budget boosts spending, keeps deficit flat

DUBAI, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Oman’s state budget for 2018, approved by ruler Sultan Qaboos on Monday, boosts spending at the expense of running...

Two border crossings for expatriates entering the UAE from Oman

Expatriates living in Oman will have to use two border crossing points only to enter the UAE from Monday, January 1 onwards.The authorities in Abu...

Increase in number of infants abandoned by expatriate parents in Oman

It was the dead of night when Nandita Samyabhai heard an infant's cry outside the front door of her two-bedroom flat. She swept the...

Oman postpones VAT introduction until 2019

Oman will delay the introduction of a 5 per cent value-added tax until 2019 instead of introducing it next year as originally planned, local...

Oman opens sprawling oryx reserve to ecotourists ahead of new tourism...

Haima, OMAN: The Gulf sultanate of Oman is looking to carve itself a new niche in ecotourism by opening up a sanctuary for one...

Oman introduces fuel subsidy for low earners

Oman’s government has announced plans to introduce a new fuel subsidy scheme for low earning citizens from January.The government said the decision was aimed...

25,000 private sector jobs available for Omanis

Muscat: The government’s decision to provide 25,000 jobs for Omani nationals will be met by focusing on private sector, said Abdullah Al Bakri, Minister...

Oman least terror-hit Arab country, says GTI survey

Oman has topped all the Arab states as the least terror-hit. The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) ranked Oman 1st among 22 member countries of...

Oman launches hospitals e-payment system

Oman's Ministry of Health will start implementing the e-payment system on January 1, 2018 at all hospitals and other government-run medical facilities.It announced that all...

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