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Majlis Al Shura members vote to ban sheesha cafes in Oman
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Increase in gas price in Oman necessary
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‘Genetic blood disorder affects all Oman tribes’
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No two-month job visa ban for expatriates in Oman
There is no two-month ban in place while issuing fresh job visas for expatriates who are eligible to join a new employer, a reliable source in the Royal Oman Police (ROP) said.
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84% of Majlis Al Shura members approve ban on alcohol in Oman
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Majlis Al Shura members vote to ban sheesha cafes in Oman
Majlis Al Shura members have voted for a ban on sheesha cafes in Oman in view of the health risks associated with them
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No two-month job visa ban for expatriates in Oman
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‘Genetic blood disorder affects all Oman tribes’
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Increase in gas price in Oman necessary
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Oman's Majlis Al Shura to debate curbs on serving liquor to citizens
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Unified driving licence in GCC: Royal Oman Police
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Majlis Al Shura seeks to host Oman's higher education minister
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