The plastics manufacturing complex will enable Oman to produce polyethylene, the form of plastic in highest global demand. (Al Bawaba/File)
November 26, 2015 - 16:35 GMT
Oman's state-owned ORPIC has finalized negotiations with four preferred bidders for $4.5 billion worth of contracts to build a major plastic manufacturing unit called Liwa Plastic Industries Complex in Sohar.
Prisoners are protesting not receiving pardons at the Samail jail in Oman. (AFP/File)
November 25, 2015 - 16:00 GMT
Omani officials deny media reports of a mass hunger strike at the Samail jail.
November 23, 2015 - 14:20 GMT
The inaugural Oman Skating Championship will be held at the premises of the Oman Automobile Association (OAA) on November 28.
A strike by oil and gas trade unions was averted after successful negotiations. (
November 23, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Companies must find new ways to cope with the oil slump without firing local staff, as previously laid-off workers return to their jobs.
Low oil prices require spending cuts, but half of Oman's government spending relates to wages and subsidies. (File photo)
November 22, 2015 - 10:01 GMT
Negative outlook for Oman as Standard & Poor cuts the sultanate's ratings from A- to BBB+ in light of widening deficit.
Fatma al Nabhani
November 19, 2015 - 16:25 GMT
Oman's ace tennis player, Fatma al Nabhani, began her campaign in the US$10,000 Morocco Open in Casablanca on an emphatic note.
Thousands of Yemeni citizens have been killed or wounded in the ongoing conflict. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
November 18, 2015 - 17:30 GMT
Omani hospitals are treating hundreds of Yemenis wounded in the ongoing conflict in Yemen.
The contracts contain in-country value terms to support growth and industry development in Oman. (Twitter)
November 17, 2015 - 21:59 GMT
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has signed six contracts worth $650 million for the next ten years, which will boost Omani job and training opportunities, according to a report.
The Royal Oman Police deported a group of 70 illegal workers in August 2015.  (ONA)
November 17, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
With illegal foreign labor doubling since 2010, Oman is cracking down to open up more jobs for Omani citizens.
Lebanese singer Ghada Shbeir to put on a classical show in Oman. (
November 15, 2015 - 13:20 GMT
Lebanese singer Ghada Shbeir to put on a classical show in Oman.
Car sales have dipped from 15 percent growth for four years to five percent in recent years. (Dubai cars)
November 15, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
A slowdown in the auto sales market has brought the bargain hunters out, and dealers in the UAE are piling discounts on top of freebies to seal deals.
Iran's deputy Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. (AFP/File)
November 12, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
The Iranian and Omani foreign ministers are meeting to discuss the implications of the first Vienna talks.
Majid Al Futtaim's City Centre Muscat expansion comes less than two months after completing the mega Mall of the Emirates expansion. (City Centre Muscat)
November 12, 2015 - 11:56 GMT
The year-long expansion by the Dubai-based developer has added 10,000sq m and and 60 new retail stores.
The ruling sets a precedent as it is the first time customers have won a case against the telecom giants. (File photo)
November 12, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
60 Omanis took on the country's telecom giants TRA, Omantel and Ooredooa nd won in an unprecedented ruling in the industry.
Oman Olympic Day to be celebrated on December 8
November 11, 2015 - 15:32 GMT
The Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) will hold the annual Oman Olympic Day celebrations across several governorates of the sultanate on December 8.
November 10, 2015 - 17:00 GMT
Oman’s oil minister said the country is looking at cutting costs due to low oil prices, adding that the country is losing $55 million a day.