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Sunday, October 25, 2020

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...

Illegal smuggling of workers in Oman, a serious situation

Ahmad Rasheed, a Pakistani national, who entered Oman illegally one year ago, hunts for odd jobs every day. When he finally arrived in Oman’s Shinas...

Fatal bus crash kills 2, injures many in Oman

A fatal accident on Friday killed drivers of a bus and a truck, while four passengers remain in critical condition with 31 others injured. Mohammad Akram, a...

Visa fee hike leaves tour operators in Oman in limbo

Tour operators were caught on the hop after the short stay visa fee for tourists was quadrupled. According to new rules which came into...

Price for tourist visa to Oman increases 400% overnight!

Tourists must now pay OMR 20 for the new visas.  The new visa has also tripled in length of stay and will allow tourists to...

Oman imam returns Dh2.4m won in bank raffle, citing Sharia

The imam of an Omani mosque has returned a 250,000 rial (Dh2.4 million) cash prize from a bank raffle, saying it would be unlawful...

Fewer jobs for expat graduates in Oman

Expat graduates must be prepared to leave Oman for work as local jobs are unavailable, experts advised.Prashant Singh, Academic Advisor at Waljat College of...

Landlord innovation necessary as tenants take the driving seat in...

Challenging market conditions have led to flexible, innovative and revised approaches from landlords across the capital in an effort to entice prospective tenants, according...

Three months jail for jaywalkers in Oman

Jaywalkers in Oman now face a legal fine of OMR10 for jaywalkers rising to three months in jail for repeat offenders.Under Royal Decree 38/2016 walking...

Oman to Extend Deal to Cut Crude Output

oman is ready to back an extension of the current agreement between 24 oil producing countries to cut crude output to support prices, a...

Online jobs market slump

In a report by Monster Employment Index (MEI), Bahrain and Oman are the only Gulf countries to show year-on-year growth in the number of...

Oman Airport terminal to be built

Oarsen & Toubro (Oman) has been contracted to construct the terminal building and associated facilities for a regional airport in Oman. “Larsen & Toubro...

World’s Top WindSurfers Visit Oman

The world’s top-ranked windsurfers will descend on Al Mussanah Sports City, Oman, in October for the 2015 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships, the final major...
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