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His Majesty’s long-term vision spurred growth: MPPH chairman and editor-in-chief

by SARAH MACDONALD
MPPH chairman and editor-in-chief, Mohamed Issa Al Zadjali
Initially, the focus was on infrastructure but now the priority is investment in human resources, says MPPH chairman

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His Majesty receives Renaissance Day greetings
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received a cable of greetings from Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi

Start early for airport, airlines tell passengers in Muscat
Passengers have been advised to report at least two hours before the flight time. The authorities have urged travellers to take taxis to ease the rush caused by insufficient parking lots

Show of support for Gaza at Palestinian embassy in Muscat
About 300 people gathered at the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Muscat on Monday night to show their support for Gaza, following two weeks of Israeli attacks



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Call for full support to Palestinians
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Stroke-hit expat fights odds in ICU
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Environment Society of Oman quiz raises eco awareness
The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) hosted its annual Ramadan Quiz Night last week to raise awareness of its current research programmes and conservation initiatives
Sur Prof to address Singapore seminar
A noted media scholar and researcher, Debashis Chakrabarti has been teaching at the College of Applied Sciences in Sur since 2006
Oman Tourism Development Company trains 34 students
Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) trained 34 students in the first half of this year; including current students and graduates from various higher education institutions in Oman
Winners of Times of Oman - Shabiba third Ramadan draw announced (Video)
The third and final draw of Times of Oman and Al Shabiba Ramadan promotion was held on July 23, 2014 where 15 lucky winners of attractive cash prizes were chosen
Update: CCTV video shows young person's scooter behind Mawaleh petrol station blaze
A CCTV footage of Mawaleh fuel station fire on late Sunday night confirmed that the fire spread from a scooter first, while the rider was kicking it hard to start it after filling petrol
Duqm Airport launched, heralds new era
The opening of Duqm Airport marks a milestone in Oman’s aviation industry
Oman Air connects Duqm
Oman Air is set to start serving the new Omani regional airport at Duqm. The service will commence with the opening of the new airport on Wednesday
Rail, port projects in Oman to boost income
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Oman news briefs - July 23
Oman news briefs - July 23
‘Age of Renaissance’ hailed by Oman’s social leaders
On July 23, 1970, when His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said came to power, an epoch of Renaissance dawned on Oman, initiating a brighter chapter of prosperity and modernity in Oman
Bonus and pension for 163,924 Omani staff
The total number of Omani employees covered by the Post Service Pensions and Bonuses Law for the Omani Government employees stood at 163,924 by the end of June this year
Indian expats’ bodies found in Azaiba, Oman
An Indian expatriate woman was reportedly killed and an Indian man was found hanging in the room of the deceased woman in Azaiba on Sunday
Ailing Pakistan International Airline passenger dies after emergency landing in Muscat
A passenger died of heart disease after falling sick on a flight, prompting an emergency landing at the Muscat International Airport on Monday morning

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Indian expats’ bodies found in Azaiba, Oman
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A CCTV footage of Mawaleh fuel station fire on late Sunday night confirmed that the fire spread from a scooter first, while the rider was kicking it hard to start it after filling petrol
Indian Parliament debates Gaza
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Ailing Pakistan International Airline passenger dies after emergency landing in Muscat
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Untold suffering in Gaza City
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Oman Air connects Duqm
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Iran nuclear talks to resume in early September: state TV
Iran says it is only refining uranium to fuel nuclear power plants or research reactors, not to develop a nuclear weapons capability as the West suspects
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His Majesty issues Royal Order for Renaissance Day holiday; Eid holidays announced for public, private sectors in Oman
The statement released by the Ministry said that the owners of businesses and workers can agree for compensation for work during these holidays
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Oman's Ministry plans cure for sick leave abuse
Amidst rising complaints on the misuse of sick leave facility, Ministry of Health plans to prescribe bitter pills to end the practice
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Indian Parliament debates Gaza
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Oman calls for united Arab action to end Israeli agression, alleviate suffering of Palestinians
Majlis Al Shura Chairman Al Ma’awali calls for united Arab action to end the Israeli aggression and alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinians
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Pleas for donors in Oman amid Ramadan blood drought
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Option of repatriation of expat can be exercised as an exception: Oman Legal Expert
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Movie Review: Chennai Express
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Untold suffering in Gaza City
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Search for AIDS cure pushes ahead despite setbacks
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How to deal with difficulties of life
Doing nothing never solves a problem but rather compounds it. You must confront people to stop them trampling all over you. If they don’t stop it, no matter who they are, just turn your back on them
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Indian Parliament debates Gaza
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Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh creates panic (video)
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Untold suffering in Gaza City
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His Majesty issues Royal Order for Renaissance Day holiday; Eid holidays announced for public, private sectors in Oman
The statement released by the Ministry said that the owners of businesses and workers can agree for compensation for work during these holidays
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Oman Road Safety Association celebrates Qaranqashow with message of road safety
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Oman calls for united Arab action to end Israeli agression, alleviate suffering of Palestinians
Majlis Al Shura Chairman Al Ma’awali calls for united Arab action to end the Israeli aggression and alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinians
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His Majesty’s website wins laurels
The website highlights His Majesty’s achievements during the past four decades, and contributions as a visionary leader in shaping policies, both at regional and global levels
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Ignorance of law is no excuse for complaint: Oman legal expert
Times of Oman, in association with Khalifa Al Hinai Legal Consultants, will answer the legal queries of readers every Monday. Questions can be sent to readersclub@timesofoman.com
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Search for AIDS cure pushes ahead despite setbacks
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Kannur airport to start by 2015-end
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