Supporters of Oman expats remittance tax urge exemption for poor workers
The proposed tax on expat remittances has sparked calls for the plan to include protection for low wage earners

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Plans for Oman government sector job freeze
A freeze on jobs in the government sector is being considered for the first three months of 2015 due to a fall in revenues

Muscat Festival to start from January 15
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Change in attitudes to help encourage peace
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Royal Oman Police foil falcon smuggling attempt, Coast Guard rescue four nationals
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HM receives thanks from Saudi Arabia
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HM sends greetings
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Iran nuclear talks likely to reconvene in Oman next month
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Remittance tax on expats in Oman back in focus
Taxing expats and cutting defence expenditure are among the proposed steps to meet the deficit due to drop in oil prices
Majlis Al Shura refuses to hike expatriate labour recruitment fee in Oman
Majlis Al Shura economic committee is holding a meeting to discuss various proposals related to labour recruitment
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Will a working wife lose resident status if she stays out of the country beyond 180 days? Oman legal expert answers
You can apply for family visa even without a no-objection letter from your wife’s employer as NOC is mandatory only for change of employment visas and not for other type of visas
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Indian man found dead in Oman
The body was first found by his sponsor, social workers informed
Oman crime: ROP seizes arms cache in Dhofar
In another raid, customs officials of the central mail department seized 49 banned items last October
Earthquake hits off Oman's Musandam peninsula coast
The tremor had a depth of 10 kilometres
Smriti turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory
Smriti Irani on Saturday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum
Cruise industry booming as tourists flock to Oman
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Remittance tax on expats in Oman back in focus
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Omantel working to resolve network glitch
From about 1.30pm today a number of Omantel subscribers have not able to make phone calls or use the Internet
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Sohar airport opens, first flight lands at the airport
Like Duqm airport, the early operations at Sohar airport were started even before completing the terminal building of this green field airport
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Ooredoo celebrates National Day with free calls in Oman
Customers will be able to activate the offer on 17th November
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Missing Indian boy in Muscat found
The 12-year-old missing boy is a Class VI student of Indian School Darsait
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Sunday Beat: Why thousands of Omanis quit jobs in private sector?
The process of Omanisation is not just to find an Omani national a job but it is about staff retention and career progression
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Omani taxi driver who sums up honesty
Saeed has been working as a taxi driver since 1985 and despite facing hardships at times, he has never ever kept valuables that passengers forget in his car
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Companies violating Oman consumer protection laws might be named and shamed under proposed law
With PACP reporting rising consumer law violations, wary people are demanding harsher penalties for the perpetrators in the amended law
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Muslims discovered Americas: Erdogan
Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus, the Turkish president said in a televised speech
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Will a working wife lose resident status if she stays out of the country beyond 180 days? Oman legal expert answers
You can apply for family visa even without a no-objection letter from your wife’s employer as NOC is mandatory only for change of employment visas and not for other type of visas
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Remittance tax on expats in Oman back in focus
Taxing expats and cutting defence expenditure are among the proposed steps to meet the deficit due to drop in oil prices
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Health tips - Sleep well
Some people are poor sleepers, the solution could be as simple as eating the right nutrients in your diet
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Will a working wife lose resident status if she stays out of the country beyond 180 days? Oman legal expert answers
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Majlis Al Shura refuses to hike expatriate labour recruitment fee in Oman
Majlis Al Shura economic committee is holding a meeting to discuss various proposals related to labour recruitment
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Smriti turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory
Smriti Irani on Saturday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum
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Oman visa fee for expats to be hiked
Expatriates will have to pay more for a new visa or for its renewal
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VIDEO: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said addresses the nation
His Majesty expressed his happiness and thanked the people of Oman for their wishes and prayers.
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Egypt could send forces to stabilise future Palestinian state, says Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi said in an interview published on Sunday that he would be prepared to send troops to a future Palestinian state to help stabilise it
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Indian man found dead in Oman
The body was first found by his sponsor, social workers informed
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Microsoft launches Lumia phone without Nokia name
Loaded with its latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 dual SIM will be priced at around 110 euros (about $137) before taxes and subsidies
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