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  • Oman warns on two UAE educational institutes Gulf News - 13 hours ago

    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, …

  • Welfare of Indian diaspora a top priority, says Sushma … IANS - Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Muscat, Feb 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday praised the Indian community in Oman for their hard work and said the welfare of the large Indian … More »Welfare of Indian diaspora a top priority, says Sushma …

    Muscat, Feb 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday praised the Indian community in Oman for their hard work and said the welfare of the large Indian diaspora, especially in the Gulf, is one of the top priorities of the Narendra Modi government. Sushma Swaraj, who arrived here earlier in the day on a …

  • Astana's Andrea Guardini strikes to claim opening … Sport360 - Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Italy's Andrea Guardini (Astana) sprinted to victory on Tuesday's opening stage of the Tour of Oman. More »Astana's Andrea Guardini strikes to claim opening …

    Italy's Andrea Guardini (Astana) sprinted to victory on Tuesday's opening stage of the Tour of Oman.

  • Sushma visiting Oman Feb 17 IANS - Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be visiting Oman Feb 17-18 on her first bilateral visit to the key Gulf country, returning the visit … More »Sushma visiting Oman Feb 17

    New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be visiting Oman Feb 17-18 on her first bilateral visit to the key Gulf country, returning the visit of her Omani counterpart, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, who had been among the first top foreign dignitaries to establish contact with the Narendra …

  • Sushma Swaraj to visit Oman IANS - Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Oman from Feb 17-18, the external affairs ministry said Friday. This would be Sushma Swaraj's … More »Sushma Swaraj to visit Oman

    New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Oman from Feb 17-18, the external affairs ministry said Friday. This would be Sushma Swaraj's third visit to the Gulf after her visit to Bahrain in September and United Arab Emirates in November last year, external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin …

  • Omani pilgrim: Madinah is rich in historical treasures
    Omani pilgrim: Madinah is rich in historical treasur … Arab News - Mon, Feb 9, 2015

     As pilgrims flock to Madinah after performing Umrah in Al-Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, they make sure to visit famous historical and archaeological sites in Madinah.  … More »Omani pilgrim: Madinah is rich in historical treasur …

    Omani pilgrim: Madinah is rich in historical treasures

     As pilgrims flock to Madinah after performing Umrah in Al-Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, they make sure to visit famous historical and archaeological sites in Madinah. Arab News met an Omani pilgrim, Ali Rashid Al-Matani, who has performed Umrah tens of times earlier. "I witness the change everytime I am here in Madinah, …

  • Agreement to improve Oman-India cooperation on terro … IANS - Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Muscat, Feb 3 (IANS) A legal and judicial assistance agreement signed recently between Oman and India will improve cooperation in the field of investigation, prosecution … More »Agreement to improve Oman-India cooperation on terro …

    Muscat, Feb 3 (IANS) A legal and judicial assistance agreement signed recently between Oman and India will improve cooperation in the field of investigation, prosecution and proceedings in criminal matters, a media report said Tuesday. "The agreement will improve the effectiveness of both countries in investigations, prosecutions …

  • Four dead in Oman car crash Gulf News - Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Five siblings suffered moderate and severe injuries when vehicle overturn Four people died while five siblings, including children from the same family, were injured … More »Four dead in Oman car crash

    Five siblings suffered moderate and severe injuries when vehicle overturn Four people died while five siblings, including children from the same family, were injured during an accident that took place in Oman's Al Buraimi area on Friday. The Emiratis' vehicle overturned, killing the family's father, J.A.S., 62, his wife, …

  • Indian woman dies in Oman accident IANS - Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) An Indian woman died and three people were seriously injured when the car they were travelling in hit an electric pole in Oman's Sur city, a … More »Indian woman dies in Oman accident

    Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) An Indian woman died and three people were seriously injured when the car they were travelling in hit an electric pole in Oman's Sur city, a media report said Thursday.

  • India, Oman to expand cooperation in tourism IANS - Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) India and Oman will enter into a partnership to expand cooperation in tourism sector, it was announced Wednesday. The union cabinet, chaired … More »India, Oman to expand cooperation in tourism

    New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) India and Oman will enter into a partnership to expand cooperation in tourism sector, it was announced Wednesday. The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its go ahead for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed between the two countries in the matter, an official …

  • Omani army troops patrol the streets of the key industrial area of Sohar, northwest of the capital Muscat, on March 1, 2011, following clashes between Omani police and protesters
    Detained Omani hunger striker health worsening: Amne … AFP - Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Amnesty International warned Monday of the "seriously" deteriorating health condition of a detained Omani human rights defender on hunger strike since his January 21 … More »Detained Omani hunger striker health worsening: Amne …

    Omani army troops patrol the streets of the key industrial area of Sohar, northwest of the capital Muscat, on March 1, 2011, following clashes between Omani police and protesters

    Amnesty International warned Monday of the "seriously" deteriorating health condition of a detained Omani human rights defender on hunger strike since his January 21 arrest in the city of Salalah. Saeed Jaddad, who led Arab Spring-inspired protests in the sultanate in 2011, was hospitalised on January 23, two days after …

  • ‘Best successors to a great predecessor’
    ‘Best successors to a great predecessor’ Saudi Gazette - Sun, Jan 25, 2015

     Several leaders and officials from within the Kingdom and abroad congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on his ascendance to the throne and said … More »‘Best successors to a great predecessor’

    ‘Best successors to a great predecessor’

     Several leaders and officials from within the Kingdom and abroad congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on his ascendance to the throne and said they wished the King would continue taking the Kingdom to new heights of growth and development and further consolidate the "strong" foundations of security …

  • Asian Cup round-up: Oman edges past Kuwait, South Korea stuns Australia
    Asian Cup round-up: Oman edges past Kuwait, South Korea … Sport360 - Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    Abdul Al Maqbali struck with a second-half header as Oman beat Kuwait 1-0 in a dead rubber at the Asian Cup on Saturday, both teams already having been eliminated. A … More »Asian Cup round-up: Oman edges past Kuwait, South Korea …

    Asian Cup round-up: Oman edges past Kuwait, South Korea stuns Australia

    Abdul Al Maqbali struck with a second-half header as Oman beat Kuwait 1-0 in a dead rubber at the Asian Cup on Saturday, both teams already having been eliminated. A scrappy encounter between the Gulf rivals appeared to be meandering towards the tournament's first draw before Al Maqbali pounced with a superb header to …

  • Oman beat Kuwait 1-0 in Asian Cup football IANS - Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    New Castle (Australia), Jan 17 (IANS) Abdulaziz Maqbali scored the lone goal to give Oman a 1-0 victory over Kuwait in the last round Group A match of the Asian Cup here … More »Oman beat Kuwait 1-0 in Asian Cup football

    New Castle (Australia), Jan 17 (IANS) Abdulaziz Maqbali scored the lone goal to give Oman a 1-0 victory over Kuwait in the last round Group A match of the Asian Cup here Saturday.

  • Protestors demonstrate against the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2015 outside the White House in Washington, DC
    US sends five Guantanamo prisoners to Oman, Estonia AFP - Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    The United States has transferred five men from its Guantanamo Bay prison, the Pentagon said, in a renewed push by President Barack Obama toward closing the controversial … More »US sends five Guantanamo prisoners to Oman, Estonia

    Protestors demonstrate against the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2015 outside the White House in Washington, DC

    The United States has transferred five men from its Guantanamo Bay prison, the Pentagon said, in a renewed push by President Barack Obama toward closing the controversial jail. Four of the inmates were sent to Oman, while one was sent to Estonia, according to Pentagon statements. Officials said "a comprehensive review" …

  • Australia football captain Jedinak out of Oman clash IANS - Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Australia captain Mile Jedinak has been ruled out of Tuesday's Asian Cup football clash against Oman here, the team said Sunday. More »Australia football captain Jedinak out of Oman clash

    Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Australia captain Mile Jedinak has been ruled out of Tuesday's Asian Cup football clash against Oman here, the team said Sunday.

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Munich on January 10, 2015
    Kerry meets ailing Oman sultan in Germany AFP - Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Oman's ailing Sultan Qaboos during a brief visit to Munich Saturday, expressing his gratitude for the "strong friendship" … More »Kerry meets ailing Oman sultan in Germany

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Munich on January 10, 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Oman's ailing Sultan Qaboos during a brief visit to Munich Saturday, expressing his gratitude for the "strong friendship" with the veteran leader.

  • U.S.'s Kerry meets sultan of Oman in Germany Reuters Middle East - Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    (Adds details from State Department official) MUNICH, Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Sultan Qaboos of Oman on Saturday in Germany, where the … More »U.S.'s Kerry meets sultan of Oman in Germany

    (Adds details from State Department official) MUNICH, Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Sultan Qaboos of Oman on Saturday in Germany, where the Arab leader has been receiving medical treatment since July, a U.S. official said. Qaboos, 74, has ruled the Arabian peninsula state since 1970, but his …

 

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