Oman News

  • UAE trekker dies of dehydration in Oman mountain
    UAE trekker dies of dehydration in Oman mountain Gulf News - 5 hours ago

    A British national of Pakistani origin died from heat exposure and dehydration while hiking on an Omani mountainside along the UAE border on Saturday, Royal Oman Police … More »UAE trekker dies of dehydration in Oman mountain

    UAE trekker dies of dehydration in Oman mountain

    A British national of Pakistani origin died from heat exposure and dehydration while hiking on an Omani mountainside along the UAE border on Saturday, Royal Oman Police (ROP) said. UAE resident Bushra Farooqui succumbed to the elements after she inexplicably broke away from her 12-member hiking party and could not be located …

  • Oman's Optimist sailors compete with world's best
    Oman's Optimist sailors compete with world's … Khaleej Times - Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Programme sponsored Omantel and Oman Shipping Company, was selected after a series of trials and training camps and comprises Zakhariya Al Wahabi, two-time national Optimist … More »Oman's Optimist sailors compete with world's …

    Oman's Optimist sailors compete with world's best

    Programme sponsored Omantel and Oman Shipping Company, was selected after a series of trials and training camps and comprises Zakhariya Al Wahabi, two-time national Optimist champion and Marwan Al Jabri. Oman's top five Optimist sailors have been competing against the best young sailors in the world at the 2015 Optimist …

  • Cabinet nod to legal, judicial pact with Afghanistan, … IANS - Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its nod for signing and ratification of agreements on mutual legal … More »Cabinet nod to legal, judicial pact with Afghanistan, …

    New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its nod for signing and ratification of agreements on mutual legal and judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters with Oman and Afghanistan. It also applies to any request for reciprocal legal assistance relating …

  • Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor opens restaurant in Musca … IANS - Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Muscat, Aug 24 (IANS) India's popular chef and entrepreneur Sanjeev Kapoor has opened his restaurant chain here in Oman, a media report said. The Yellow Chilli opened … More »Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor opens restaurant in Musca …

    Muscat, Aug 24 (IANS) India's popular chef and entrepreneur Sanjeev Kapoor has opened his restaurant chain here in Oman, a media report said. The Yellow Chilli opened in Muscat offers spacious indoor seating for 95 people and an additional space for 40 people outside the restaurant, the Muscat Daily reported. "Oman is …

  • IAF chief visits Oman, UAE IANS - Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to boost bilateral defence ties, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha is on a four-day visit to Oman and the UAE, an official … More »IAF chief visits Oman, UAE

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to boost bilateral defence ties, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha is on a four-day visit to Oman and the UAE, an official said on Monday. Raha, who left India on Sunday, will interact with India's ambassador to Oman and Chief of the Royal Air Force of Oman (CRAFO). This …

  • 200 Indian workers in Oman without salary IANS - Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    Muscat, Aug 12 (IANS) At least 200 Indians working with an Oman-based construction company have not been paid for the past five months, a media report said on Wednesday. … More »200 Indian workers in Oman without salary

    Muscat, Aug 12 (IANS) At least 200 Indians working with an Oman-based construction company have not been paid for the past five months, a media report said on Wednesday. It has become quite difficult to survive," the Times of Oman quoted workers as saying on Tuesday. The workers have lodged a complaint with the Indian …

  • UAE motorists brave hour-long queues for cheap fuel in Oman
    UAE motorists brave hour-long queues for cheap fuel in … Khaleej Times - Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    A certain one hour wait for filling up the tanks is not deterring UAE motorists from frequenting the petrol pump across the border in Oman. Motorists from the UAE are … More »UAE motorists brave hour-long queues for cheap fuel in …

    UAE motorists brave hour-long queues for cheap fuel in Oman

    A certain one hour wait for filling up the tanks is not deterring UAE motorists from frequenting the petrol pump across the border in Oman. Motorists from the UAE are seen flocking a petrol pump across the border in Oman, where petrol prices are cheaper by 30 to 40 per cent. A certain one hour wait for filling up the …

  • Omani cop in dock for having Rs402,000 in counterfeit currency
    Omani cop in dock for having Rs402,000 in counterfeit … Khaleej Times - Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    He converted the counterfeit Indian currency into dirhams at a money exchange in Abu Hail, Dubai. A policeman has been brought to trial for allegedly possessing counterfeit … More »Omani cop in dock for having Rs402,000 in counterfeit …

    Omani cop in dock for having Rs402,000 in counterfeit currency

    He converted the counterfeit Indian currency into dirhams at a money exchange in Abu Hail, Dubai. A policeman has been brought to trial for allegedly possessing counterfeit Indian rupees with the intent of circulating. An Indian supervisor at a money exchange in Abu Hail, Dubai, said in the public prosecution investigation …

  • Oman-India gas pipeline needs to be expedited: CII IANS - Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) In the wake of last month's Iran nuclear deal with world powers, Indian industry on Monday called for expediting the proposed undersea pipeline … More »Oman-India gas pipeline needs to be expedited: CII

    New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) In the wake of last month's Iran nuclear deal with world powers, Indian industry on Monday called for expediting the proposed undersea pipeline project that would bring Iranian gas to India via the Arabian Sea, bypassing Pakistan. The project, also known as the Middle East to India Deepwater Pipeline …

  • Emiratis killed in Oman crash 'planned to take plane'
    Emiratis killed in Oman crash 'planned to take p … Gulf News - Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    The deceased were identified as Ahmad Saad Al Manhali, 60, Salamah Ahmad Al Manhali, 9, Wafa Al Manhali, 48, Fatma Saleh Abu Madhi, 20, and Ali Saleh Madhi, 17. Hameedah … More »Emiratis killed in Oman crash 'planned to take p …

    Emiratis killed in Oman crash 'planned to take plane'

    The deceased were identified as Ahmad Saad Al Manhali, 60, Salamah Ahmad Al Manhali, 9, Wafa Al Manhali, 48, Fatma Saleh Abu Madhi, 20, and Ali Saleh Madhi, 17. Hameedah Awadh Al Masheen, 52, wife of the Ahmad Al Manhali, the driver of the vehicle, was the only survivor. Majid Al Manhali, was driving behind his brother, …

  • Emirati family killed in road accident in Oman laid to rest
    Emirati family killed in road accident in Oman laid to … Gulf News - Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    Emirati family of five, including a nine-year-old child, were killed in a car crash in Oman More »Emirati family killed in road accident in Oman laid to …

    Emirati family killed in road accident in Oman laid to rest

    Emirati family of five, including a nine-year-old child, were killed in a car crash in Oman

  • Emirati family of five killed in Oman road accident
    Emirati family of five killed in Oman road accident Gulf News - Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    Five Emiratis were killed on the spot in a head-on collision in Adam province of Oman on Friday morning. The dead were members of a family from Al Ain from Al Manhali … More »Emirati family of five killed in Oman road accident

    Emirati family of five killed in Oman road accident

    Five Emiratis were killed on the spot in a head-on collision in Adam province of Oman on Friday morning. The dead were members of a family from Al Ain from Al Manhali tribe, according to Royal Oman Police (ROP). The bodies of the family were lifted from Nizwa hospital to Al Ain by the Omani Royal Air Force on Friday  …

  • French former hostage Isabelle Prime (R), who was kidnapped in Yemen, embraces her father Jean-Noel Prime upon her arrival at Villacoublay's airbase, near Paris, on August 7, 2015
    Oman mediator credentials on show in French release in … AFP - Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    The release of a French hostage held in Yemen with the help of Oman has once again highlighted the tiny sultanate's unique role as a discreet Gulf mediator. France announced … More »Oman mediator credentials on show in French release in …

    French former hostage Isabelle Prime (R), who was kidnapped in Yemen, embraces her father Jean-Noel Prime upon her arrival at Villacoublay's airbase, near Paris, on August 7, 2015

    The release of a French hostage held in Yemen with the help of Oman has once again highlighted the tiny sultanate's unique role as a discreet Gulf mediator. France announced late Thursday that Isabelle Prime, who worked on a World Bank-funded project in Yemen, had been freed by her abductors after nearly six months in …

  • File photo shows Yemeni women holding posters with pictures of French national Isabelle Prime (R) and her Yemeni interpreter Sherine Makkaoui (L) during a demonstration calling for their release in the capital Sanaa
    French hostage freed in Yemen arrives in Oman: state … AFP - Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    French hostage Isabelle Prime, who was released in Yemen after nearly six months of captivity, arrived in neighbouring Oman on Friday on her way home, the official ONA … More »French hostage freed in Yemen arrives in Oman: state …

    File photo shows Yemeni women holding posters with pictures of French national Isabelle Prime (R) and her Yemeni interpreter Sherine Makkaoui (L) during a demonstration calling for their release in the capital Sanaa

    French hostage Isabelle Prime, who was released in Yemen after nearly six months of captivity, arrived in neighbouring Oman on Friday on her way home, the official ONA news agency said. The French presidency announced late Thursday that 30-year-old Prime, who worked as a consultant on a World Bank-funded project in Yemen, …

  • French hostage freed in Yemen, president's office … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    (Adds details, quote) PARIS, Aug 7 (Reuters) - A French woman who was abducted in Yemen in February has been freed, the French president's office said in a statement … More »French hostage freed in Yemen, president's office …

    (Adds details, quote) PARIS, Aug 7 (Reuters) - A French woman who was abducted in Yemen in February has been freed, the French president's office said in a statement early on Friday, adding that she would come back to France in the coming hours. "Our compatriot Isabelle Prime has been freed tonight," the statement …

  • A photo made available by the Oman News Agency on August 6, 2015 shows Omani Foreign Minister Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdulla (R) meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in Muscat
    Damascus, Muscat to 'unite' efforts to end Syria … AFP - Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Muscat and Damascus agreed to work together to end Syria's brutal war, official media reported, as the Syrian foreign minister Thursday made his first Gulf visit since … More »Damascus, Muscat to 'unite' efforts to end Syria …

    A photo made available by the Oman News Agency on August 6, 2015 shows Omani Foreign Minister Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdulla (R) meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in Muscat

    Muscat and Damascus agreed to work together to end Syria's brutal war, official media reported, as the Syrian foreign minister Thursday made his first Gulf visit since the conflict erupted in 2011. Foreign Minister Walid Muallem met Oman's chief diplomat Yussef bin Alawi to discuss "several regional and international topics …

  • Syria and Oman say time to seek Syria solution -agen … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    BEIRUT, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Syria and Oman share the view that it is time to bring together "constructive efforts" to end Syria's … More »Syria and Oman say time to seek Syria solution -agen …

    BEIRUT, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Syria and Oman share the view that it is time to bring together "constructive efforts" to end Syria's four-year crisis, Syrian state news agency SANA said on Thursday after a rare bilateral meeting in Muscat. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem made his …

  • Oman-Saudi major road link nearing completion
    Oman-Saudi major road link nearing completion Saudi Gazette - Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A major road link from Oman to Saudi Arabia, which is nearing completion, will be of great advantage to those embarking on a Haj and Umrah pilgrimage, according to residents. … More »Oman-Saudi major road link nearing completion

    Oman-Saudi major road link nearing completion

    A major road link from Oman to Saudi Arabia, which is nearing completion, will be of great advantage to those embarking on a Haj and Umrah pilgrimage, according to residents. “The road connecting Oman and Saudi Arabia is nearing completion at the end of the current Arabic year,” reported an article in Al Shabiba, the sister …

  • Stray bullet hits Saudi girl in Oman, man held
    Stray bullet hits Saudi girl in Oman, man held Arab News - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Four-year-old Zainab bint Mohammed Labad of Al-Awamiyah was playing in the hotel lobby when she was hit, local media reported, adding that she is being treated for eye … More »Stray bullet hits Saudi girl in Oman, man held

    Stray bullet hits Saudi girl in Oman, man held

    Four-year-old Zainab bint Mohammed Labad of Al-Awamiyah was playing in the hotel lobby when she was hit, local media reported, adding that she is being treated for eye and head injuries in a hospital. The Saudi Embassy confirmed that the shooting was an accident and added that the girl’s condition was stable. Saudi Ambassador …

  • Search on for missing Emiratis in Oman seas Khaleej Times - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Omani News Network said in its Twitter account that the beaches are being scoured using sophisticated thermal scanners. Omani Royal Air Force planes are combing the … More »Search on for missing Emiratis in Oman seas

    Omani News Network said in its Twitter account that the beaches are being scoured using sophisticated thermal scanners. Omani Royal Air Force planes are combing the beaches of Mirbat state in Oman in search of two Emirati men believed to have drowned in the sea.

  • Oman ambassador-designate meets Kerala CM IANS - Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram, July 27 (IANS) Indian ambassador-designate to Oman Indra Mani Pandey on Monday called on Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and said the embassy … More »Oman ambassador-designate meets Kerala CM

    Thiruvananthapuram, July 27 (IANS) Indian ambassador-designate to Oman Indra Mani Pandey on Monday called on Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and said the embassy in the sultunate will become a one-stop destination for all Indian expatriates. "I have met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Minister for Diaspora, …

  • Two Emiratis go missing at sea in Oman
    Two Emiratis go missing at sea in Oman Gulf News - Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    A search operation is under way after two Emiratis are feared to have drowned after going missing in the sea on Thursday evening. PACDA used search and rescue boats … More »Two Emiratis go missing at sea in Oman

    Two Emiratis go missing at sea in Oman

    A search operation is under way after two Emiratis are feared to have drowned after going missing in the sea on Thursday evening. PACDA used search and rescue boats as well as a Royal Air Force helicopter to rescue them, the official said. The incident occurred when the four Emiratis went swimming despite repeated warnings …

  • Road link with Oman by year-end Saudi Gazette - Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    A 566-kilometer-long international road linking Saudi Arabia and Oman will be completed by the end of the year, the Dammam-based Alsharq newspaper reported on Thursday … More »Road link with Oman by year-end

    A 566-kilometer-long international road linking Saudi Arabia and Oman will be completed by the end of the year, the Dammam-based Alsharq newspaper reported on Thursday quoting Hazloul Al-Hazloul, undersecretary at the Transport Ministry.

  • King, crown prince greet Egypt, Oman on their national days
    King, crown prince greet Egypt, Oman on their national … Arab News - Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, sent cables of congratulations to Egyptian … More »King, crown prince greet Egypt, Oman on their national …

    King, crown prince greet Egypt, Oman on their national days

    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, sent cables of congratulations to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi on the anniversary of his country’s National Day, the Saudi Press Agency said. The king praised the distinguished relations …

  • A handout picture released on July 14, 2015 shows President Hassan Rouhani announcing an agreement reached with world powers regarding a nuclear deal in Tehran
    Iran says nuclear deal will boost regional stability AFP - Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Iran's nuclear deal with major powers will boost "security, stability and regional cooperation," President Hassan Rouhani told Oman's Sultan Qaboos, state news agency … More »Iran says nuclear deal will boost regional stability

    A handout picture released on July 14, 2015 shows President Hassan Rouhani announcing an agreement reached with world powers regarding a nuclear deal in Tehran

    Iran's nuclear deal with major powers will boost "security, stability and regional cooperation," President Hassan Rouhani told Oman's Sultan Qaboos, state news agency IRNA reported Friday. "Contrary to the opinion of some in the region, this agreement will actually reinforce security, stability and cooperation between …