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  • Sultanate of Oman sails to triumph Khaleej Times - 20 hours ago

    Sultanate of Oman crossed the finish-line to win the GC32 class with just 56 seconds ahead of Alinghi. After three days of intense racing in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing … More »Sultanate of Oman sails to triumph

    Sultanate of Oman crossed the finish-line to win the GC32 class with just 56 seconds ahead of Alinghi. After three days of intense racing in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour’s Cowes Cup, Oman Sail’s GC32 crew onboard Sultanate of Oman participated in the JP Morgan Round the Island Race, one of the world’s largest yacht …

  • Visually-impaired Omani lights up day one of Quran contest
    Visually-impaired Omani lights up day one of Quran c … Gulf News - Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Day one of the 19th Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) was lit up by a flawless rendition of the verses from the Holy Quran by a visually-impaired Omani reciter … More »Visually-impaired Omani lights up day one of Quran c …

    Visually-impaired Omani lights up day one of Quran contest

    Day one of the 19th Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) was lit up by a flawless rendition of the verses from the Holy Quran by a visually-impaired Omani reciter Liyth Ishaq Al Kindi. The annual competition began on Wednesday at the Dubai Chamber in Deira, with recitation of six participants. A total of 82 contestants …

  • A man holds his child while walking past an information banner on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) at the entrance of Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province, Thailand on June 19, 2015
    Omani MERS patient's relatives tested for virus in … AFP - Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Thai authorities on Friday said two relatives of an Omani man found to have MERS were being tested for the deadly virus in the kingdom. Thailand, a booming medical tourism … More »Omani MERS patient's relatives tested for virus in …

    A man holds his child while walking past an information banner on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) at the entrance of Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province, Thailand on June 19, 2015

    Thai authorities on Friday said two relatives of an Omani man found to have MERS were being tested for the deadly virus in the kingdom. Thailand, a booming medical tourism hub popular with Middle Eastern patients, on Thursday confirmed the Omani, 75, had MERS, days after he arrived at a Bangkok hospital for treatment for …

  • GMR subsidiary inks MoU with Oman company IANS - Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) GMR Airport Developers Limited (GADL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) to provide … More »GMR subsidiary inks MoU with Oman company

    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) GMR Airport Developers Limited (GADL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) to provide training and consultancy services, a company statement said on Wednesday. GADL will extend services in programme management, testing and commissioning of …

  • Azaan Al Rumhy welcomes National Bank of Oman Amateur Final
    Azaan Al Rumhy welcomes National Bank of Oman Amateur … Sport360 - Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Oman’s leading amateur golfer, Azaan Al Rumhy, has welcomed the announcement of the firstever National Bank of Oman (NBO) Amateur Final, to be played alongside the European … More »Azaan Al Rumhy welcomes National Bank of Oman Amateur …

    Azaan Al Rumhy welcomes National Bank of Oman Amateur Final

    Oman’s leading amateur golfer, Azaan Al Rumhy, has welcomed the announcement of the firstever National Bank of Oman (NBO) Amateur Final, to be played alongside the European Challenge Tour’s NBO Golf Classic Grand Final set to take place at Almouj Golf in Muscat in the first week of November. The NBO Amateur Final will …

  • Washington has transferred six Yemeni inmates from its Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman, the Pentagon said
    US moves six Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman AFP - Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    The United States transferred six Yemeni inmates from its Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman, the Pentagon said Saturday, part of a drive by President Barack Obama to close … More »US moves six Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman

    Washington has transferred six Yemeni inmates from its Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman, the Pentagon said

    The United States transferred six Yemeni inmates from its Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman, the Pentagon said Saturday, part of a drive by President Barack Obama to close the controversial jail. "The United States is grateful to the government of Oman for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing US efforts …

  • Six Yemeni Guantanamo prisoners sent to Oman
    Six Yemeni Guantanamo prisoners sent to Oman Al Jazeera - Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    US transfers inmates to Oman for resettlement as part of plan to close controversial prison in Cuba. More »Six Yemeni Guantanamo prisoners sent to Oman

    Six Yemeni Guantanamo prisoners sent to Oman

    US transfers inmates to Oman for resettlement as part of plan to close controversial prison in Cuba.

  • Heavy flooding after Cyclone Ashobaa hits Oman
    Heavy flooding after Cyclone Ashobaa hits Oman Al Jazeera - Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    No casualties reported, but schools closed across the country and hotels stopped taking guests before storm. More »Heavy flooding after Cyclone Ashobaa hits Oman

    Heavy flooding after Cyclone Ashobaa hits Oman

    No casualties reported, but schools closed across the country and hotels stopped taking guests before storm.

  • Six Yemeni Guantanamo detainees transferred to Oman IANS - Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Washington, June 13 (IANS) The US has transferred six lower-level detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where each were held for over 13 years, the US military … More »Six Yemeni Guantanamo detainees transferred to Oman

    Washington, June 13 (IANS) The US has transferred six lower-level detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where each were held for over 13 years, the US military announced early on Saturday. The latest transfers come as the US Congress is debating the annual defence authorisation bill, which continues the ban …

  • India beaten 1-2 by Oman in World Cup qualifier IANS - Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Bengaluru, June 11 (IANS) India went down 1-2 against Oman in a FIFA 2018 World Cup football qualifying match at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Thursday. It was India's … More »India beaten 1-2 by Oman in World Cup qualifier

    Bengaluru, June 11 (IANS) India went down 1-2 against Oman in a FIFA 2018 World Cup football qualifying match at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Thursday. It was India's first match of the second round of qualifiers. India and Oman are in Group D along with Iran, Guam and Turkmenistan for the preliminary league with top …

  • Indian defender Jhingan to miss tie against Oman IANS - Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Bengaluru, June 10 (IANS) Indian football team's coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday confirmed defender Sandesh Jhingan will miss the opening match in the 2018 World … More »Indian defender Jhingan to miss tie against Oman

    Bengaluru, June 10 (IANS) Indian football team's coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday confirmed defender Sandesh Jhingan will miss the opening match in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Oman at the Kanteerva Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday. The defender was included in the 26-member squad ahead of the fixtures against …

  • Odds favour Oman in clash against India IANS - Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Bengaluru, June 10 (IANS) Oman renew their quest to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a qualifying game against India at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Thursday. … More »Odds favour Oman in clash against India

    Bengaluru, June 10 (IANS) Oman renew their quest to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a qualifying game against India at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Thursday. Oman, 101 in the FIFA rankings, narrowly missed a berth to last year's Brazil World Cup, losing 0-1 to Jordan in their final group game, and given …

  • Tropical storm Ashobaa expected to hit Oman within 24 hours
    Tropical storm Ashobaa expected to hit Oman within 24 … Gulf News - Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Tropical storm Ashobaa brewing off Oman has changed its course and may indirectly impact the eastern part of the UAE (Fujairah coast) by Wednesday night and Thursday … More »Tropical storm Ashobaa expected to hit Oman within 24 …

    Tropical storm Ashobaa expected to hit Oman within 24 hours

    Tropical storm Ashobaa brewing off Oman has changed its course and may indirectly impact the eastern part of the UAE (Fujairah coast) by Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The NCMS said Ashobaa may not affect the country directly on Wednesday but an increase in the amount of clouds to the east is expected, especially …

  • Tropical storm expected off coast of Oman in next 24 … Gulf News - Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    A tropical depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified and has moved closer to the Masira Island of Oman during the last six hours. “Latest satellite imagery and observations … More »Tropical storm expected off coast of Oman in next 24 …

    A tropical depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified and has moved closer to the Masira Island of Oman during the last six hours. “Latest satellite imagery and observations with the weather reports from the main regional centres, indicate that a depression which is slowly deepening toward the north and northwest from …

  • Tropical cyclone brewing off Oman coast
    Tropical cyclone brewing off Oman coast Gulf News - Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    The national weather bureau is monitoring the development of a tropical depression southeast of Oman that is moving in a north-northwest direction toward mainland Oman … More »Tropical cyclone brewing off Oman coast

    Tropical cyclone brewing off Oman coast

    The national weather bureau is monitoring the development of a tropical depression southeast of Oman that is moving in a north-northwest direction toward mainland Oman and may, if it doesn’t change course or dissipate, hit the UAE. “Latest satellite imagery and observations indicate that a depression has formed about 1,230km …

  • Yemenis walk amidst the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led air strikes on a residential area in Sanaa, on May 18, 2015
    American freed in Yemen as Oman hosts 'secret' … AFP - Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    An American, among several believed to be held by Iran-backed Huthis in war-ravaged Yemen, was on Monday freed and flown to neighbouring Oman, which is hosting talks … More »American freed in Yemen as Oman hosts 'secret' …

    Yemenis walk amidst the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led air strikes on a residential area in Sanaa, on May 18, 2015

    An American, among several believed to be held by Iran-backed Huthis in war-ravaged Yemen, was on Monday freed and flown to neighbouring Oman, which is hosting talks between the US and the rebels. A diplomat in Oman said the "secret" talks between the Americans and the Huthis were to promote peace negotiations, which the …

  • U.S. and Singaporean evacuated from Yemen to Oman Reuters Middle East - Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    RIYADH, June 1 (Reuters) - Oman has helped locate a missing American and a Singaporean in Yemen and evacuated them to Muscat, its state news agency said on Monday, a … More »U.S. and Singaporean evacuated from Yemen to Oman

    RIYADH, June 1 (Reuters) - Oman has helped locate a missing American and a Singaporean in Yemen and evacuated them to Muscat, its state news agency said on Monday, a day after unconfirmed reports in local media that U.S. citizens were being held by the Houthi militia group. The pair travelled to the Omani capital after …

  • A Huthi Shiite militant inspects what remains of a hotel destroyed in an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on May 31, 2015 in Al-Thawra, north of Sanaa
    Yemen rebels meet US delegation in Oman: Yemen govt AFP - Sun, May 31, 2015

    Oman is hosting unprecedented talks between delegations from the US and Yemen's Shiite rebels aimed at finding a solution to the Yemen war, a Yemeni government spokesman … More »Yemen rebels meet US delegation in Oman: Yemen govt

    A Huthi Shiite militant inspects what remains of a hotel destroyed in an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on May 31, 2015 in Al-Thawra, north of Sanaa

    Oman is hosting unprecedented talks between delegations from the US and Yemen's Shiite rebels aimed at finding a solution to the Yemen war, a Yemeni government spokesman said Sunday. "The discussions between the Huthi (rebels) and the American delegation are being held at the request of the Americans," said Rajah Badi, …

  • Yemeni supporters of the Huthi Shiite militia on May 25, 2015 carry coffins of people reportedly killed in air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition
    Iran FM discusses Yemen conflict in neutral Oman AFP - Tue, May 26, 2015

    Iran's foreign minister held talks in neutral Oman Tuesday about ending the conflict in Yemen where a Saudi-led coalition is waging a bombing campaign against Tehran-backed … More »Iran FM discusses Yemen conflict in neutral Oman

    Yemeni supporters of the Huthi Shiite militia on May 25, 2015 carry coffins of people reportedly killed in air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition

    Iran's foreign minister held talks in neutral Oman Tuesday about ending the conflict in Yemen where a Saudi-led coalition is waging a bombing campaign against Tehran-backed rebels, Iranian media reported. Oman, which maintains good relations with Iran, is the only one of the six Gulf Arab states that has not joined the …

  • Oman's Ahmad Al Harthy targets strong finish at Silverstone
    Oman's Ahmad Al Harthy targets strong finish at  … Sport360 - Thu, May 21, 2015

    Oman Racing Team driver Ahmad Al Harthy will be aiming to secure his first points of the 2015 season when the Blancpain Endurance Series visit the Silverstone Grand Prix … More »Oman's Ahmad Al Harthy targets strong finish at  …

    Oman's Ahmad Al Harthy targets strong finish at Silverstone

    Oman Racing Team driver Ahmad Al Harthy will be aiming to secure his first points of the 2015 season when the Blancpain Endurance Series visit the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit this weekend.

  • Oman’s Fatma Al Nabhani clinches ITF title in Greece
    Oman’s Fatma Al Nabhani clinches ITF title in Greece Sport360 - Mon, May 4, 2015

    Oman’s Fatma Al Nabhani, the GCC’s first professional female tennis player, has climbed her way back into the top-450 in the world rankings after clinching the $10K ITF  … More »Oman’s Fatma Al Nabhani clinches ITF title in Greece

    Oman’s Fatma Al Nabhani clinches ITF title in Greece

    Oman’s Fatma Al Nabhani, the GCC’s first professional female tennis player, has climbed her way back into the top-450 in the world rankings after clinching the $10K ITF  title in Heraklion, Greece yesterday.

  • UAE seal Davis Cup promotion playoff spot after defeating Oman in Group IV
    UAE seal Davis Cup promotion playoff spot after defeating … Sport360 - Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Omar Behroozian is feeling confident after the UAE secured passage to the promotion playoff thanks to a third victory in as many days in Davis Cup Group IV Asia/Oceania … More »UAE seal Davis Cup promotion playoff spot after defeating …

    UAE seal Davis Cup promotion playoff spot after defeating Oman in Group IV

    Omar Behroozian is feeling confident after the UAE secured passage to the promotion playoff thanks to a third victory in as many days in Davis Cup Group IV Asia/Oceania action in Bahrain. Following a gruelling win the previous day against Bangladesh’s Sree-Amol Roy, Mahmoud Nader Al Balooshi comfortably beat Oman’s Younis …

  • 60,000 Indians could benefit from Oman's amnesty IANS - Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) Around 60,000 Indians may benefit from an amnesty scheme announced in Oman, under which people without valid documents could either … More »60,000 Indians could benefit from Oman's amnesty

    Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) Around 60,000 Indians may benefit from an amnesty scheme announced in Oman, under which people without valid documents could either return to their country without being penalised or can rectify their papers, said a diaspora expert. The Oman government announced the scheme on Monday …

  • Emirati, 4 Asians arrested in Oman Khaleej Times - Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The report quoted the Ministry of Environment and Water as saying that Al Naqabi did not have the permit from the ministry’s office in Fujairah. An Emirati and four … More »Emirati, 4 Asians arrested in Oman

    The report quoted the Ministry of Environment and Water as saying that Al Naqabi did not have the permit from the ministry’s office in Fujairah. An Emirati and four Asian sailors have been detained in Oman for entering the country’s territorial waters. According to a report carried by Arabic daily Al Ittihad, the Emirati …

  • Two teams qualify from Oman for the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge 2015 finale
    Two teams qualify from Oman for the Xerox Corporate Golf … Sport360 - Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The teams of Tenzin Tsarong and Fayz Riaz, and Mohammed Fauzi Adnan and Nasaruddin Mohammed, earned the right to represent Oman in the grand finale of the 17th Xerox … More »Two teams qualify from Oman for the Xerox Corporate Golf …

    Two teams qualify from Oman for the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge 2015 finale

    The teams of Tenzin Tsarong and Fayz Riaz, and Mohammed Fauzi Adnan and Nasaruddin Mohammed, earned the right to represent Oman in the grand finale of the 17th Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge (XCGC) 2015. Tsarong and Riaz were marginally ahead of the pairing of Fauzi Adnan and Mohammed – scoring 42 stableford points to …