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Saturday, August 15, 2020

“No Food, No Pay” 800 Indian workers stranded in Oman

After the 5 rials (around Rs 800) given by the Indian embassy on Tuesday to meet emergencies exhausts, we will be again in the...

Oman: 900 workers approach Indian embassy over “no pay” claims

Some 900 workers at an engineering company in Oman claim they have not been paid since April and have appealed to the Indian embassy...

Glow in the dark camels: only in Oman!

Camels in Oman cause the deaths of an average 41 people a year on the roads, contributing to six% of all traffic deaths in the sultanate. Oman...

Portsmouth: Omani man jailed for abducting his own children

A father who abducted his young children and took them to live with his parents in Oman was today jailed for one year after...

Moody’s downgrades Bahrain deeper into “junk territory”, Oman 2 notches above

Moody’s pushed Bahrain deeper into junk territory on Friday as it lowered the country’s long-term issuer rating by two notches to B1, from Ba2,...

Oman transport bosses want to ban expats in the sector

Residents living in Oman who want to have goods delivered from stores across the GCC often choose the cheapest option – and that usually...

Oman: Head for the mountains to escape the heat

Photo - Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort - Cliff Pool Villa PoolOman is getting ready to welcome GCC visitors this summer season. With...

Oman: In a difficult position

FEW leaders are as ubiquitous as Sultan Qaboos of Oman. His ageless portrait hangs as per regulation from every shop wall. Every six months...

Qatar Airways launches new routes after GCC crisis reduces its network

Qatar Airways said on Monday it would start flights to Sohar in Oman and Prague next month, the first new routes to be announced...

Salalah Air set to launch Oman’s first flying taxis

Salalah Air, Oman’s first private airline, plans to launch charter jet services in the Sulatanate. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

PICTURES: Oman takes delivery of its new Typhoon fighter jets

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has received its first Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet - part of a batch of 12 - with...

Omani loan defaulters released

Tens of Omani loan defaulters who were serving sentences in Omani prisons, were released on Tuesday, thanks to an ongoing campaign. The campaign which is...

Bahrain & Oman ‘most vulnerable’ to oil price weakness

Bahrain and Oman are among the most vulnerable oil exporters in the world amid the latest weakness in crude prices, according to a new...

Oman to get $1 Billion tourist port

Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront will include hotels, residences and leisure facilitiesDubai’s Damac International has been chosen by the Government of Oman to develop its...

US President Trump sidelines Oman in M. East negotiations

One way to understand just how different President Donald Trump’s policy toward Iran is from his predecessor’s is through the lens of Oman.For Barack...

Oman government wants your views on No Objection Certificate (NOC)

The Implementation Support and Follow-Up Unit (ISFU) of Oman started an initiative to raise public awareness regarding the No Objection Certificates (NOCs).The Unit posted...

International flights from Sohar soon

Sohar airport will become the third hub for international airlines in Oman as Air Arabia and Qatar Airways plan to start direct services from...

Oman: Sick leave limit for expats in government removed

Time limit for paid sick leave for expats working for the government has been lifted, officials announced.According to the new amendment, non-Omanis working for...

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...
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