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Marginal rise in fish catch in Oman
Total fishery catch via traditional, coastal and commercial methods in Oman recorded a marginal increase in the third quarter of 2014

New city: Tenders for housing projects in Oman soon
Ministry of Housing will build 2,500 to 3,000 housing units for the people affected by the activities of Sohar industrial port

Green Salalah project wins MYS top honour
The ‘Taqah’ group came up with an initiative to rehabilitate the Old Mirbat settlement, which houses a large number of dilapidated and abandoned buildings

Peshawar attack: Prayers held in Oman for Pakistan terror victims
As a mark of respect for those killed in Peshawar school, amidst official mourning, the Pakistan flag at the embassy will remain at half-mast until Friday


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Oman crime: Gamblers arrested in Jaalan Bani Bu Ali
The accused were found in possession of a huge amount of cash
Peshawar attack: Oman, Indians express solidarity with Pakistani community
Indian School Muscat, in a special assembly held on Wednesday in the school multipurpose hall, expressed shock at the attack that claimed lives of so many children
Cadets pass out of Oman Military College
The officer cadets presented the military salute after which the RAO music performed the national anthem.
‘Next Muscat Youth Summit may include social service’
For the next summit, Ithraa is keen to add one more day to the summit and include voluntary community service activities. Community service feature was part of the summit for the first three years
Trading firm ‘dupes’ more than a dozen companies in Muscat
Nearly a dozen companies operating in and around Muscat have reportedly lost thousands of Omani rials as a trading firm
Reduced taxi fares to boost Muscat airport services
Muscat Municipal Council will take a number of steps to regulate and improve taxi service at the airport
Oman crime: Drug gang busted
Royal Oman Police (ROP) raided two different places in the wilayat of Shelim in Dhofar and arrested 15 expatriates on charges of Labour Law violation
Oman health: Ailments trigger alarm as mercury fluctuates
For the last few weeks Oman has been witnessing a gap between day and night temperatures. There is a word of caution from doctors for the elderly and youngsters
Pakistani trade delegation visits Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
A trade delegation from the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) visited Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos sends greeting to Qatar, Niger
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent cables of greetings to Qatar and Niger
Peshawar attack: Oman condemns terrorist attack on Pakistan school
Oman's government has condemned the terrorist attack carried out by the Pakistani Taliban which killed 132 students and nine teachers
Oman's PACA reviews security plan
The Board of Directors of the PACA today held its 4th meeting for 2014
Italian Cruise Ship Costa Serena visits Khasab
Khasab Port on Tuesday received the Italian Cruise Ship Costa Serena with 2,532 tourists on board from various nationalities
Muscat down the memory lane evokes pride, nostalgia
Heidemarie Blankenstein, a German journalist reviews the book Muscat - Then and Now; A Geographical Sketch of a Unique Arab Town, sponsored and distributed by Oman’s Ministry of Culture
Oman fashion: Ale designs with passion and art
Ale was blogging on fashion and pop culture when he created a jacket one day and a friend saw it and liked it. Since then, he just can’t sleep without designing clothes

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Peshawar attack: Pakistani expats in Oman feel devastated
Pakistani community in Oman united in condemning the terror attack on Tuesday. Expatriates urged the nation to stand united above every other consideration and called for tangible action
Over 120 people, mostly children, killed in Taliban high school attack in Pakistan
About 500 students and teachers were believed to be inside at the time of attack
More companies face tax bills to shore up Oman’s revenues
In the wake of the falling crude prices, the Government is taking steps to cut expenditures and shore up its revenues
New city: Tenders for housing projects in Oman soon
Ministry of Housing will build 2,500 to 3,000 housing units for the people affected by the activities of Sohar industrial port
Reduced taxi fares to boost Muscat airport services
Muscat Municipal Council will take a number of steps to regulate and improve taxi service at the airport
Women in Oman dump survey report, say their pay on par with men
Women professionals in Oman say that the employment opportunities and pay structures here are equal to men when compared to other GCC countries where they are paid less than men.
Peshawar attack: Oman condemns terrorist attack on Pakistan school
Oman's government has condemned the terrorist attack carried out by the Pakistani Taliban which killed 132 students and nine teachers
Jaw-dropping photos of Oman captured by travel photographer
He has been 'profoundly' enchanted by his visit to the Sultanate
Ministry of Health pitches for breast-feeding in Oman
Breast-feeding rate among Omani women has gone down sharply in the recent years, said a health officia
Peshawar attack: Prayers held in Oman for Pakistan terror victims
As a mark of respect for those killed in Peshawar school, amidst official mourning, the Pakistan flag at the embassy will remain at half-mast until Friday
84% of Majlis Al Shura members approve ban on alcohol in Oman
Humaid Al Nasri, Majlis Al Shura member, told Times of Oman, members have supported a ban and punishment for anyone who manufactures, drinks and conducts business in alcohol
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Is Oman one step closer to alcohol ban?
A proposal from the Majlis Al Shura for a total ban on alcohol has won approval from members. But the move has already attracted critics who fear its impact on tourism and foreign investment
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Unified driving licence in GCC: Royal Oman Police
A unified driving licence will come into force from January 1, 2015, Royal Oman Police (ROP) said in a circular
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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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Increase in gas price in Oman necessary
Initially, there may be a problem but in the long term the impact will be absorbed, say experts
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‘Genetic blood disorder affects all Oman tribes’
The high prevalence of blood disorders in Oman can be attributed to the practice of marrying a close relative, says an expert, urging prospective couples to take the premarital genetic tests
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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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VIDEO: Majlis Al Shura votes for ban on alcohol and other top stories
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84% of Majlis Al Shura members approve ban on alcohol in Oman
Humaid Al Nasri, Majlis Al Shura member, told Times of Oman, members have supported a ban and punishment for anyone who manufactures, drinks and conducts business in alcohol
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Is Oman one step closer to alcohol ban?
A proposal from the Majlis Al Shura for a total ban on alcohol has won approval from members. But the move has already attracted critics who fear its impact on tourism and foreign investment
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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
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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‘Genetic blood disorder affects all Oman tribes’
The high prevalence of blood disorders in Oman can be attributed to the practice of marrying a close relative, says an expert, urging prospective couples to take the premarital genetic tests
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Increase in gas price in Oman necessary
Initially, there may be a problem but in the long term the impact will be absorbed, say experts
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VIDEO: Majlis Al Shura votes for ban on alcohol and other top stories
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Oman's Majlis Al Shura to debate curbs on serving liquor to citizens
Shura members will also discuss whether the ban should include serving of liquor in public places like hotels
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Unified driving licence in GCC: Royal Oman Police
A unified driving licence will come into force from January 1, 2015, Royal Oman Police (ROP) said in a circular
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Majlis Al Shura seeks to host Oman's higher education minister
In accordance with Article 58 of the Basic Law of State, upon a request signed by at least 16 members of Majlis Al Shura, any of the serving ministers may be subject to interpellation
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