Oman News

  • 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 …

  • Saudi, Qatar and Oman announce Eid holidays of up to 12 days
    Saudi, Qatar and Oman announce Eid holidays of up to … ArabianBusiness.com - Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Gulf states have begun announcing holidays for this year’s Eid Al Fitr celebrations, with Saudi government works enjoying up to 12 days off, one of the longest periods … More »Saudi, Qatar and Oman announce Eid holidays of up to …

    Saudi, Qatar and Oman announce Eid holidays of up to 12 days

    Gulf states have begun announcing holidays for this year’s Eid Al Fitr celebrations, with Saudi government works enjoying up to 12 days off, one of the longest periods in recent years. "All government employees are entitled to a period of Eid Al-Fitr holidays beginning on July 10 (Friday), continuing through the weekend, …

  • Bomb scare diverts Dubai-bound plane to Muscat Gulf News - Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    A Dubai-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai made an emergency landing at Muscat International Airport on Thursday afternoon after a mid-air bomb scare. The flight (9W-536) … More »Bomb scare diverts Dubai-bound plane to Muscat

    A Dubai-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai made an emergency landing at Muscat International Airport on Thursday afternoon after a mid-air bomb scare. The flight (9W-536) was diverted to Muscat airport after the pilot received a bomb threat. The plane landed in Muscat around 1pm, an official at the Oman Airport Management …

  • Jet Airways flight diverted to Oman, bomb scare tweet … IANS - Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Muscat/Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) A Jet Airways Mumbai-Dubai flight was on Thursday afternoon diverted to Muscat following a bomb threat tracked on a Twitter account, officials … More »Jet Airways flight diverted to Oman, bomb scare tweet …

    Muscat/Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) A Jet Airways Mumbai-Dubai flight was on Thursday afternoon diverted to Muscat following a bomb threat tracked on a Twitter account, officials in Mumbai said. Flight 9W 536, which departed from Mumbai at 12.46 p.m. for Dubai, had 54 passengers and seven crew members onboard, a Jet Airways spokesperson …

  • Bomb threat forces Jet Airways to make emergency landing … IANS - Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Muscat, July 9 (IANS) A Jet Airways flight made an emergency landing at Muscat International Airport on Thursday after a bomb threat was reported, a media report said. … More »Bomb threat forces Jet Airways to make emergency landing …

    Muscat, July 9 (IANS) A Jet Airways flight made an emergency landing at Muscat International Airport on Thursday after a bomb threat was reported, a media report said. The Jet Airways flight flying from Mumbai to Dubai was diverted to Muscat airport after the pilot warned the air traffic controllers of the bomb threat, …

  • Sultanate of Oman sails to triumph Khaleej Times - Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    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 …