Oman

June 26, 2014

Oman has significantly increased state spending on healthcare in recent years, although it has also encouraged the private sector to take on a greater role.
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Oman has set aside $3.38 billion in its 2014 healthcare budget, more than double the $1.3 billion spent last year, in part to sharpen its focus on combating non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, said a report.

June 25, 2014


The Business Insider World’s Best Airlines list was compiled using the criteria of the quality of the passenger experience and the airline’s punctuality
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Oman Air achieved ninth place in the list, beating many of the best-known giants of the aviation industry, in areas such as its passenger experience.

June 5, 2014

Abdullah bin Nasser Al Harrasi (left) explained the programming for the upcoming Oman TV Ramadan season (Photo: Hussein Muqbali / TIMES OF OMAN).
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We're pretty pumped about the cultural, entertainment and religious television programmes that will be telecast during the Holy Month of Ramadan on Oman TV.

June 1, 2014

With its focus on education and vocational training, the delegation met officials of Omani universities, training institutes and businessmen
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An Austrian delegation recently visited Oman with the aim of exploring possible tie-ups in the education sector.

May 20, 2014

HH Sayyid Kamil Al Said, ROHM Board Member, is leading the announcement of the new 2014/2015 season.
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The 2014-15 ROHM season has been officially slipped out. Take a look!

May 19, 2014

Mohammed Al-Amri, who served as undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communication, was jailed for three years, fined 1.2 million rials and barred from public office for 30 years.
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A former Omani commerce minister was jailed for three years for corruption on Sunday, the most senior government figure to be convicted in a campaign against graft in the sultanate.

May 8, 2014

Asked when Oman was going to decide on potential changes to subsidy levels, Balushi said: “It’s an exercise that is going on, it could be this year, it could be next year.”
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Oman’s government is looking closely at cutting costly subsidies in the sultanate, with petrol an obvious target, the minister for financial affairs said on Wednesday.

May 6, 2014

Tourism activities are expected to increase by 5.4 percent, boosting Oman's economy (File/AFP)
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Oman will see a boost in travel and tourism figures this year with a 10.2 percent growth rate in 2014, according to a report.

April 27, 2014

While some shoppers considered counterfeit goods as a solution to counter the monopoly of original commodities that are very costly, others stressed the importance of increasing inspections to combat commercial fraud and counterfeiting.
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Many traders have expressed their concern over fake and duplicate items in the local markets, while shoppers justified their need to buy such items since original items cost far too much because of monopoly trade practices.

April 24, 2014

The two luxury four and five star hotels will offer over 1,000 rooms (File/AFP)
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Muscat will award contracts shortly for construction to take place on two hotels, according to Oman Daily Observer.

The Royal Opera House Muscat is honored to have Ildar perform on its stage tonight. (Image: Facebook)
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Grammy Award winning Russian opera star Ildar Abdrazakov will be performing at the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) for the first time tonight.

April 23, 2014

Occidental Petroleum Corporation expects its capital program to increase by $10.2 billion (Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP)
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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)
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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)
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The six-month ban on expat workers, which was due to expire as been extended according to a source at the Ministry of Manpower.