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  • New Indian envoys for South Korea, Oman named IANS - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In a string of ambassadorial appointments, the government has named new envoys for South Korea, the Netherlands, Peru and Oman. More »New Indian envoys for South Korea, Oman named

    New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In a string of ambassadorial appointments, the government has named new envoys for South Korea, the Netherlands, Peru and Oman.

  • Qaboos return trends in UAE
    Qaboos return trends in UAE Gulf News - Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Omani Twitter users celebrate the recovery and return of their ruler after medical treatment in Germany More »Qaboos return trends in UAE

    Qaboos return trends in UAE

    Omani Twitter users celebrate the recovery and return of their ruler after medical treatment in Germany

  • Joe Stork, director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch, speaks to the press on November 10, 2009, in Arbil, Iraq
    Oman denies bail for rights activist: HRW AFP - Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Human Rights Watch criticised Oman Tuesday for refusing to grant a rights activist bail pending an appeal of his conviction using the Internet to sow unrest in the normally … More »Oman denies bail for rights activist: HRW

    Joe Stork, director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch, speaks to the press on November 10, 2009, in Arbil, Iraq

    Human Rights Watch criticised Oman Tuesday for refusing to grant a rights activist bail pending an appeal of his conviction using the Internet to sow unrest in the normally stable sultanate. Blogger Saeed Jaddad, 48, was jailed this month for three years on charges of undermining the status and prestige of the state, inciting …

  • Oman and UAE crowned GCC under-15 golf champions in Dubai
    Oman and UAE crowned GCC under-15 golf champions in  … Sport360 - Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    The Oman National Golf Team delivered a dominant performance in windy conditions to successfully defend their team gross title as hosts UAE claimed victory in the net … More »Oman and UAE crowned GCC under-15 golf champions in  …

    Oman and UAE crowned GCC under-15 golf champions in Dubai

    The Oman National Golf Team delivered a dominant performance in windy conditions to successfully defend their team gross title as hosts UAE claimed victory in the net division in the GCC Under-15 Golf Championship at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club on Saturday.

  • Oman's Sultan returns after undergoing treatment abroad
    Oman's Sultan returns after undergoing treatment … Al Jazeera - Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Sultan Qaboos arrives back in Muscat after eight months of medical treatment in Germany, state television says. More »Oman's Sultan returns after undergoing treatment …

    Oman's Sultan returns after undergoing treatment abroad

    Sultan Qaboos arrives back in Muscat after eight months of medical treatment in Germany, state television says.

  • Omani Leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said seen here in Muscat on October 31, 2011
    Sultan back in Oman after 'successful' treatment: … AFP - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Sultan Qaboos of Oman returned home on Monday after spending more than eight months in Germany for medical treatment that was completely successful, state television … More »Sultan back in Oman after 'successful' treatment: …

    Omani Leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said seen here in Muscat on October 31, 2011

    Sultan Qaboos of Oman returned home on Monday after spending more than eight months in Germany for medical treatment that was completely successful, state television reported. Qaboos returned after "having completed medical treatment in Germany whose results were crowned as a total success," the television announced as …

  • Oman Sultan returns in "complete health" after … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    (Recasts, adds quote, details, changes dateline) MUSCAT, March 23 (Reuters) - Oman's Sultan Qaboos returned home "in complete health" on Monday after an eight-month … More »Oman Sultan returns in "complete health" after …

    (Recasts, adds quote, details, changes dateline) MUSCAT, March 23 (Reuters) - Oman's Sultan Qaboos returned home "in complete health" on Monday after an eight-month medical stay in Germany, state television reported, adding his treatment had been a success. Qaboos, 74, has been absolute ruler of the Arabian peninsula …

  • Oman Sultan Qaboos returns home after medical treatment … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    DUBAI, March 23 (Reuters) - Oman's Sultan Qaboos returned home on Monday after eight months of medical treatment in Germany, state television reported. Qaboos, in … More »Oman Sultan Qaboos returns home after medical treatment …

    DUBAI, March 23 (Reuters) - Oman's Sultan Qaboos returned home on Monday after eight months of medical treatment in Germany, state television reported. Qaboos, in his mid-70s, has ruled the Arabian peninsula state since 1970, but his prolonged stay in Germany had led to growing concern about his health. Oman's royal …

  • Beeline for Indian schools in Muscat; 1,900 waitlist … IANS - Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Muscat, March 17 (IANS) The first merit list for admissions to Indian schools in Oman's capital Muscat brought with it sleepless nights for parents from the Indian community, … More »Beeline for Indian schools in Muscat; 1,900 waitlist …

    Muscat, March 17 (IANS) The first merit list for admissions to Indian schools in Oman's capital Muscat brought with it sleepless nights for parents from the Indian community, with 1,900 applications being kept on the waiting list, media reported on Tuesday. Speaking to the Times of Oman, Wilson George, chairman of the …

  • Exclusive: Q&A with Omani professional tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani
    Exclusive: Q&A with Omani professional tennis player … Sport360 - Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    This week in Dubai, Omani professional tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani attended Nike’s International Women’s Day celebrations where they screened a short film they made … More »Exclusive: Q&A with Omani professional tennis player …

    Exclusive: Q&A with Omani professional tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani

    This week in Dubai, Omani professional tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani attended Nike’s International Women’s Day celebrations where they screened a short film they made about her. Al Nabhani, who was ranked as high as 362 in the world when she was just 19 years old, comes from a tennis family who helped her become an Arab …

  • PROFILE-Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said Reuters Middle East - Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Title: Sultan of Oman Name: Qaboos bin Said al-Said Date of Birth: Nov. 18, 1940 Key Facts: -- Qaboos attended primary and secondary schools in Salalah and later … More »PROFILE-Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said

    Title: Sultan of Oman Name: Qaboos bin Said al-Said Date of Birth: Nov. 18, 1940 Key Facts: -- Qaboos attended primary and secondary schools in Salalah and later in India. At 16, he was sent to study in Britain and in 1960 enrolled in the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy. In Britain, he also studied local government …

  • Solar Impulse 2 lands in Oman
    Solar Impulse 2 lands in Oman Gulf News - Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Aircraft arrives in capital Muscat after just over 12 hours of flying More »Solar Impulse 2 lands in Oman

    Solar Impulse 2 lands in Oman

    Aircraft arrives in capital Muscat after just over 12 hours of flying

  • Solar plane reaches Oman, headed to India next IANS - Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Muscat, March 10 (IANS) The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), which aims to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, landed on Monday in Oman's capital … More »Solar plane reaches Oman, headed to India next

    Muscat, March 10 (IANS) The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), which aims to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, landed on Monday in Oman's capital Muscat, from where it will fly to India. The aircraft, which took off from Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, touched down in Muscat …

  • Oman 'jails prominent activist over Obama letter'
    Oman 'jails prominent activist over Obama letter … Al Jazeera - Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    Protest leader jailed for three years for offences including "undermining state", after writing letter to US president. More »Oman 'jails prominent activist over Obama letter …

    Oman 'jails prominent activist over Obama letter'

    Protest leader jailed for three years for offences including "undermining state", after writing letter to US president.

  • Oman jails rights activist who wrote letter to Obama Reuters Middle East - Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    An Omani court jailed a prominent activist for three years on Sunday for a range of offences including undermining the state, a charge a newspaper said was related … More »Oman jails rights activist who wrote letter to Obama

    An Omani court jailed a prominent activist for three years on Sunday for a range of offences including undermining the state, a charge a newspaper said was related to an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama about human rights in the country. Western-allied Oman, which experienced Arab Spring protests in 2011, …

  • Moving away from interfaith dialogues: How faith can … Gulf News - Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    People are not identified by their faith, when committing a crime, but Muslims are, said Professor Yasir Suleiman, Director of the Centre of Islamic Studies, His Majesty … More »Moving away from interfaith dialogues: How faith can …

    People are not identified by their faith, when committing a crime, but Muslims are, said Professor Yasir Suleiman, Director of the Centre of Islamic Studies, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa’id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, and a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge at the seventh Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. …

  • Varun Bahl to headline Muscat's couture show IANS - Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Muscat, March 4 (IANS) Delhi-based ace couturier Varun Bahl will showcase his latest collection for the first time here. He will be closing the Mercedes Benz Signature … More »Varun Bahl to headline Muscat's couture show

    Muscat, March 4 (IANS) Delhi-based ace couturier Varun Bahl will showcase his latest collection for the first time here. He will be closing the Mercedes Benz Signature Couture Show 2015 on Thursday. Organised by Oman's luxury lifestyle magazine Signature, the fashion event will see the designer showcasing a collection …

  • Oman warns on two UAE educational institutes Gulf News - Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Starting next academic year, Oman’s Ministry of Higher Education has announced it will ban its students from enrolling in two educational institutions in the UAE after … More »Oman warns on two UAE educational institutes

    Starting next academic year, Oman’s Ministry of Higher Education has announced it will ban its students from enrolling in two educational institutions in the UAE after recruiters say the quality of education of students who graduated from these universities is not up to par. Omani students are banned from attending Ajman …

  • Omani students banned from Ajman University
    Omani students banned from Ajman University Khaleej Times - Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Ministry of Higher Education in the Sultanate of Oman has ordered no more Omani students to attend any further courses or academic programs at the Ajman University of … More »Omani students banned from Ajman University

    Omani students banned from Ajman University

    Ministry of Higher Education in the Sultanate of Oman has ordered no more Omani students to attend any further courses or academic programs at the Ajman University of Science & Technology as of the next academic year 2015-2016. The Ajman University of Science & Technology (AUSC) has affirmed that it strictly sticks to …

  • Saudi-Oman ties boosted Arab News - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held talks with Omani Deputy Premier for Cabinet Affairs Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Saeed in Riyadh on Tuesday. More »Saudi-Oman ties boosted

    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held talks with Omani Deputy Premier for Cabinet Affairs Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Saeed in Riyadh on Tuesday.

  • Tour of Oman champion Rafael Valls feels like a rider reborn
    Tour of Oman champion Rafael Valls feels like a rider … Sport360 - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Spanish climbing specialist Rafael Valls experienced the greatest moment by far of his career in winning the Tour of Oman as Matthias Brandle of Austria clinched the … More »Tour of Oman champion Rafael Valls feels like a rider …

    Tour of Oman champion Rafael Valls feels like a rider reborn

    Spanish climbing specialist Rafael Valls experienced the greatest moment by far of his career in winning the Tour of Oman as Matthias Brandle of Austria clinched the sixth and final stage. Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali scraped into the top 20, more than three minutes off the pace after a disappointing week.

  • Spain's Rafael Valls claims tough fourth stage in Oman
    Spain's Rafael Valls claims tough fourth stage in … Sport360 - Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Spain's Rafael Valls won Thursday's tough Tour of Oman fourth stage with a summit finish on the Green Mountain to take the overall lead. More »Spain's Rafael Valls claims tough fourth stage in …

    Spain's Rafael Valls claims tough fourth stage in Oman

    Spain's Rafael Valls won Thursday's tough Tour of Oman fourth stage with a summit finish on the Green Mountain to take the overall lead.

  • Norway's in-form Alexander Kristoff strikes again as Fabian Cancellera retains Oman lead
    Norway's in-form Alexander Kristoff strikes again … Sport360 - Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Alexander Kristoff, who picked up three stages last week in Qatar, came out on top in a bunch sprint to Thursday's Tour of Oman third stage. More »Norway's in-form Alexander Kristoff strikes again …

    Norway's in-form Alexander Kristoff strikes again as Fabian Cancellera retains Oman lead

    Alexander Kristoff, who picked up three stages last week in Qatar, came out on top in a bunch sprint to Thursday's Tour of Oman third stage.

  • Swiss veteran Fabian Cancellara wins second stage of Tour of Oman
    Swiss veteran Fabian Cancellara wins second stage of … Sport360 - Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Fabian Cancellara, riding for Trek, won the second stage of the Tour of Oman, and also took the overall lead, following a 195.5km ride from Al Hazm Castle to Al Bustan … More »Swiss veteran Fabian Cancellara wins second stage of …

    Swiss veteran Fabian Cancellara wins second stage of Tour of Oman

    Fabian Cancellara, riding for Trek, won the second stage of the Tour of Oman, and also took the overall lead, following a 195.5km ride from Al Hazm Castle to Al Bustan on Wednesday. 

  • Sushma holds talks with Omani leaders IANS - Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Muscat, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday held talks with her Omani counterpart and senior officials of the key Gulf country on boosting … More »Sushma holds talks with Omani leaders

    Muscat, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday held talks with her Omani counterpart and senior officials of the key Gulf country on boosting ties and also focused on the strategic aspect of their relations as maritime neighbours. Sushma Swaraj, who arrived here Tuesday on a two-day visit, …

 

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