Oman

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation expects its capital program to increase by $10.2 billion (Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP)
13:11 GMT

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) will invest further in Oman to help boost production in 2014.

April 22, 2014

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said granted the Order of Honour on Monday to singers Abu Baker Salim Balfaqih and Mohammed Abdu (pictured), in recognition and appreciation of their efforts for development of music and culture in the Gulf and Arab world, according to Times of Oman (Image courtesy of Times News Service/Bader Al Battashi).
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April 17, 2014

The Qatar-Saudi rift was not on the agenda of the most recent Gulf Cooperation Council meetings (File Archive/AFP)
06:55 GMT

Oman's Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf bin Alawi told reporters this week that the Gulf rift between Qatar and its neighboring states has now ended.

April 16, 2014

In 2012, over 485 Pakistanis were deported from Oman for illegally entering the country (File/AFP)
11:27 GMT

The six-month ban on expat workers, which was due to expire as been extended according to a source at the Ministry of Manpower.

April 15, 2014

Big move: Oman government and BP in a joint collaboration (FIle/AFP)
11:14 GMT

Oman's government and BP signed a contract to develop the Khazzan gas field of Block 61 and will be completed by 2017.

April 7, 2014

The new liquefied petroleum gas plant is designed based on state-of-the-art technology and strict health, safety and environment principles
10:55 GMT

Oman Gas Company (OGC) on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with both Salalah Free Zone (SFZ) and Port of Salalah (POS) for building a world class liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing plant at SFZ and the storages and export facilities at the port.

April 6, 2014

The growth in non-oil exports in 2013 was mainly driven by exports to neighbouring countries UAE and Saudi Arabia
09:55 GMT

The sultanate posted total non-oil exports of RO3.8bn in 2013, a growth of nearly six per cent from RO3.59bn in the previous year.

Omani exporters wishing to access EU markets should be aware of the existing special requirements of their trading partners
07:55 GMT

Oman and the European Union (EU) are seeking to boost bilateral trade and investment by providing increased opportunities to the business communities on both sides to trade and exchange information.

April 1, 2014

Oman enjoys breathtaking nature and something for everyone to enjoy. (Image: Oman-nature.com)
14:05 GMT

Oman is working on promoting tourism in the Sultanate across its neighboring GCC countries.

Will the next famed sign of this nature be that of Muscat? (Image: albawaba.com)
10:28 GMT

The Sultanate has entered into a formal agreement with several Arab film organizations in a giant leap towards making Omani cinema a valuable resource hub.

March 31, 2014

Breaking down the power usage numbers between 2005 and 2012, the consumption of electricity has risen steadily over the seven-year study period
07:55 GMT

The National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) has said that electricity consumption in the sultanate has seen a dramatic 149.5 per cent increase.

March 26, 2014

The total value of exports last year touched RO21.7bn, compared with RO20.05bn in 2012
08:55 GMT

The total value of exports from the sultanate increased by 8.2 per cent in 2013 from a year ago, according to recent statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

March 24, 2014

Many people are coming from Dubai and buying in Muscat
07:55 GMT

Hewn from the rocks of the Al Hajar mountains, a $600 million dream is taking shape in Oman which is expected to give the Sultanate's real estate market a boost.

March 23, 2014

Bank Muscat maintains its leadership position by playing an integral part in large-scale infrastructure projects
13:55 GMT

Bank Muscat highlighted the role of local banks in financing infrastructure projects at the 4th Oman Economic Forum (OEF) held last week.

March 20, 2014

Qatar has recently come under fire for their support of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmad Bin Hilli announced that the Arab summit will not discuss the recent spat between several GCC members and Qatar.