Oman News

  • 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 …

  • Oman’s Al Wardi wins Shaikha Fatima race
    Oman’s Al Wardi wins Shaikha Fatima race Khaleej Times - Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    The 29-year-old Al Wardi, finally crossed the post first on Shen to win the 2015’s seventh leg of the Shaikha Fatima race at the Toulouse Hippodrome. It took over three … More »Oman’s Al Wardi wins Shaikha Fatima race

    Oman’s Al Wardi wins Shaikha Fatima race

    The 29-year-old Al Wardi, finally crossed the post first on Shen to win the 2015’s seventh leg of the Shaikha Fatima race at the Toulouse Hippodrome. It took over three years for the best jockey winner of the inaugural Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Awards — Oman’s Azhar Al Wardi — to taste success in the Shaikh …

  • Farhan set for musical performance in Muscat IANS - Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is all set to perform live at a concert in Muscat on Friday. More »Farhan set for musical performance in Muscat

    New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is all set to perform live at a concert in Muscat on Friday.

  • Indian man rescued by Oman air force IANS - Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Muscat, April 14 (IANS) A Royal Air Force of Oman chopper has rescued an injured Indian national who was on board a commercial ship in Omani territorial waters, according … More »Indian man rescued by Oman air force

    Muscat, April 14 (IANS) A Royal Air Force of Oman chopper has rescued an injured Indian national who was on board a commercial ship in Omani territorial waters, according to a media report. The man had sustained serious injuries while crossing the Omani territorial waters, 140 nautical miles off Muscat, the Times of Oman …

  • UAE, Oman join forces to foil drug trafficking Khaleej Times - Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    In five separate operations, nine drug dealers were caught with 13kg of heroin and 34,000 narcotic pills by the Anti-Narcotics Federal Directorate General at the Ministry … More »UAE, Oman join forces to foil drug trafficking

    In five separate operations, nine drug dealers were caught with 13kg of heroin and 34,000 narcotic pills by the Anti-Narcotics Federal Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the Directorate General for Combatting Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of Oman. Colonel Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi, …

  • UAE finish third as Oman claim gold in second GCC Beach Games
    UAE finish third as Oman claim gold in second GCC Beach … Sport360 - Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Oman finished with a total of 12 medals, 7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze. Qatar’s handball team had an undefeated run in the Games, demolishing the competition to win … More »UAE finish third as Oman claim gold in second GCC Beach …

    UAE finish third as Oman claim gold in second GCC Beach Games

    Oman finished with a total of 12 medals, 7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze. Qatar’s handball team had an undefeated run in the Games, demolishing the competition to win the gold after defeating Bahrain in a final that was played in an electrifying atmosphere to the drums of Qatari fans. The Omani handball team took the silver …

  • Second GCC Beach Games continue as UAE, Qatar and Oman vie for top spot
    Second GCC Beach Games continue as UAE, Qatar and Oman … Sport360 - Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    The second GCC Beach Games have heated up as Qatar tops the overall table with eight medals, including three gold medals, two silver medals and three bronze while Oman … More »Second GCC Beach Games continue as UAE, Qatar and Oman …

    Second GCC Beach Games continue as UAE, Qatar and Oman vie for top spot

    The second GCC Beach Games have heated up as Qatar tops the overall table with eight medals, including three gold medals, two silver medals and three bronze while Oman are close behind with a total of seven medals. The UAE sits in third place with four medals.

  • Iran to discuss Yemen crisis with Pakistan, Oman IANS - Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Tehran, April 7 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarf will tour Pakistan and Oman to convey Iran's deep concern about the humanitarian plight in Yemen due … More »Iran to discuss Yemen crisis with Pakistan, Oman

    Tehran, April 7 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarf will tour Pakistan and Oman to convey Iran's deep concern about the humanitarian plight in Yemen due to the Saudi-led air raids, foreign ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said on Tuesday. The Saudi Air Force perpetrated crimes against humanity and war …

  • Oman Air wants Modi to correct seat entitlement imba … IANS - Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Panaji, April 7 (IANS) Oman Air is looking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set right what the airline's top official Paul Gregorowitsch calls an imbalance in seat … More »Oman Air wants Modi to correct seat entitlement imba …

    Panaji, April 7 (IANS) Oman Air is looking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set right what the airline's top official Paul Gregorowitsch calls an imbalance in seat entitlements between India and Oman, as compared to other nations in the Gulf region. Speaking to IANS on Tuesday on the sidelines of a media event organised …

  • US President Barack Obama makes a statement at the White House in Washington, DC on April 2, 2015 after a deal was reached on Iran's nuclear program
    Obama vows to address Iran's 'destabilizing' … AFP - Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    President Obama on Monday said he would continue to work with US partners to address Iran's "destabilizing activities" in the Middle East, even as details of a nuclear … More »Obama vows to address Iran's 'destabilizing' …

    US President Barack Obama makes a statement at the White House in Washington, DC on April 2, 2015 after a deal was reached on Iran's nuclear program

    President Obama on Monday said he would continue to work with US partners to address Iran's "destabilizing activities" in the Middle East, even as details of a nuclear deal with Tehran are thrashed out. During a phone call with Sultan Qaboos, Obama pledged to work "with Oman and other regional partners to address Iran’s …

  • Obama calls Oman leader to discuss Iran nuclear deal … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    U.S. President Barack Obama called Oman's Sultan Qaboos on Monday to share details of the agreement reached with Iran last week over its nuclear program, the White … More »Obama calls Oman leader to discuss Iran nuclear deal …

    U.S. President Barack Obama called Oman's Sultan Qaboos on Monday to share details of the agreement reached with Iran last week over its nuclear program, the White House said. Obama told Oman's leader that the months leading up to an end-of-June deadline will be used to finalize technical details to ensure the peaceful …

  • Omani national held in Hyderabad for marrying minor  … IANS - Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) A 70-year-old Omani national was arrested here for undertaking a contract marriage with a minor girl, police said on Monday. Police rescued … More »Omani national held in Hyderabad for marrying minor  …

    Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) A 70-year-old Omani national was arrested here for undertaking a contract marriage with a minor girl, police said on Monday. Police rescued the 17-year-old girl and also arrested the qazi who performed the marriage, a travel agent, a broker and two mediators. Deputy Commissioner of Police (south …

  • Omani leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said (right) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sit during a welcome ceremony in Muscat on March 12, 2014
    Unlike Arab neighbours, Oman sees friend in Tehran AFP - Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Iran's ties with its Arab neighbours across the Gulf have long been strained but one nation -- Oman -- has carved out a unique and potentially crucial relationship with … More »Unlike Arab neighbours, Oman sees friend in Tehran

    Omani leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said (right) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sit during a welcome ceremony in Muscat on March 12, 2014

    Iran's ties with its Arab neighbours across the Gulf have long been strained but one nation -- Oman -- has carved out a unique and potentially crucial relationship with Tehran. From Syria and Iraq and now the conflict in Yemen, Sunni Arab states led by Saudi Arabia have vied with Shiite Iran for influence in the Gulf and …

  • 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 …