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Omani mother's heartache for missing son in Qatar

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Omani citizen Saud Al Balushi.
Saud worked with the Qatar Coast Guard and went missing near the shores of Ras Lafan in Doha in December last year

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Oman's BankDhofar assures accounts not hacked
Currently, BankDhofar has a nationwide network of 68 branches and 145 ATMs and 52 CDMs across the Sultanate.

OMR150m boost to Oman's capital city power sector
The company will invest OMR50 million per year as part of an ambitious investment plan from 2015 to 2017 to support a growing grid load and to reach out to more customers

First Iranian ship operating under Iran-Oman agreement docks at Sohar
Iran and Oman agreed to establish a direct shipping line between the two countries to enhance maritime trade during the visit of an OCCI delegation in late April

Sunday Beat: Strict labour laws will hurt Oman's economy
It is important to realise that Oman cannot progress economically without the contribution of expatriates for a good number of years to come and strict labour laws will limit the country's growth


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Omani mountaineer gives motivational talk at Indian school
Khalid Al Siyabi, the first Omani national to conquer Mount Everest delivered a motivational talk to Indian School Muscat students as part of its 40th year celebrations
Oman condemns Saudi mosque blast
The Sultanate has condemned the blast targeting Al Anoud Mosque in Dammam in Saudi Arabia on Friday, which resulted in a number of martyrs
Steady increase in employment as Oman tourism continues to grow
The tourism sector in Oman has experienced year-on-year growth with all indicators pointing to increasing growth in number of visitors, contribution to GDP and generation of jobs
Top Omani chef to add local flavour to Iftar cuisine
Oman’s first celebrity chef Issa will help nine of the Omani students currently enrolled in the hotel’s Hospitality Academy in bringing out an authentic Omani flavour this Ramadan
Brilliant result by Indian School Darsait students in CBSE Class X exams
Indian School Darsait is delighted that it could produce a remarkable result with all the students eligible for higher studies
GUtech students in Oman excel in ‘Fairy Tales’ project
The students were asked to tell their own stories by transforming a part of a famous fairy tale using the different media
Efforts to regulate fisheries sector in Oman
Plans are under way to implement a strategy for the fisheries sector which will focus on regulating marketing and export elements, said an official
Core human values in focus as results of SAI-Times of Oman Open essay, poster making competition announced
From amongst 4,500 students who had registered for the event from 275 schools in Oman, 670 children made it to the list of prize winners
Oman jobs: Private sector employs more than 203,000 insured Omanis
The total number of insured Omanis working in the private sector till the end of last April reached 203,563 citizens with an increase rate of 0.7 per cent compared to the figures recorded last March
CBSE results: Indian School Muscat achieves 100% result in Class X exam
The ISM stamped its superiority with 68 students scoring an immaculate Cumulative Grade Point Average score of a perfect 10 with A1 grades in all the five subjects
HM’s greetings conveyed to Mauritius president
Rajkeswur Purryag, President of the Republic of Mauritius, received credentials of Mubarak bin Salim Al Zakwani
Sohar Aluminium signs pact to build training centre for disabled in Oman
Sohar Aluminium Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Social Development to build a new OMR110,000 headquarters for Omani Association for the Disabled
Oman weather: Concern for safety of workers as Suwaiq records 47.5°C
The Sultanate recorded the second highest temperature globally on Tuesday (May 26) when the mercury touched 47.5°Celsius in Suwaiq wilayat
Oman weather: Scorching heat takes toll on people’s health
Reducing exposure to sun and drinking plenty of water can together help avoid adverse impact of the hot weather, say health experts

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Saudi Arabia car blast: Three killed in Damman mosque bombing claimed by IS militant group
The suicide bomber -- disguised in women's clothing -- detonated his device at the entrance to the mosque during Friday prayers, the official Saudi Press Agency cited a ministry spokesman as saying.
Oman weather: Scorching heat takes toll on people’s health
Reducing exposure to sun and drinking plenty of water can together help avoid adverse impact of the hot weather, say health experts
India: Veteran Congress leader Giridhar Gamang quits party
Former Chief Minister of the east Indian state of Odisha and nine-time MP Giridhar Gamang on Saturday announced his resignation from the Congress alleging humiliation by the party
Oman accident: Man dies after he falls into a well in Barka
A man died after he fell into a well at Hay Assim wilayat of Barka on Thursday morning, according to the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA)
Yemen crisis: Houthi rebels kill Sanaa's governor, claim relatives
Abdulghani Jamil and his nephew Nasr Jamil "died of wounds sustained during late Thursday clashes between the governor's aides and Houthi militiamen", the sources said.
Magnitude 8.5 earthquake strikes off eastern Japan
Residential buildings swayed for around a minute as the quake built in intensity at around 8.30pm (1130 GMT)
Oman's BankDhofar assures accounts not hacked
Currently, BankDhofar has a nationwide network of 68 branches and 145 ATMs and 52 CDMs across the Sultanate.
CBSE results: Indian School Muscat achieves 100% result in Class X exam
The ISM stamped its superiority with 68 students scoring an immaculate Cumulative Grade Point Average score of a perfect 10 with A1 grades in all the five subjects
Oman weather: Concern for safety of workers as Suwaiq records 47.5°C
The Sultanate recorded the second highest temperature globally on Tuesday (May 26) when the mercury touched 47.5°Celsius in Suwaiq wilayat
Japanese island evacuated after volcanic eruption
Footage by the Japan Meteorological Agency captured the moment the plume rocketed from Mount Shindake on the far southern island of Kuchinoerabu.
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