Oman

January 7, 2013

2011's Muscat Festival was unashamedly loud and proud (Photo: A & O Technology)
10:06 GMT

With Oman's annual month-long Muscat Festival about to kick off, locals are breathing a sigh of relief at this year's choice of venues.

January 3, 2013

Oman's GDP grew by 8.3 per cent in 2012, faster than the seven per cent target
12:10 GMT

Oman's gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation, grew an estimated 8.3 per cent last year.

January 2, 2013

Oman has raised planned state spending by 30 per cent previous plans
09:47 GMT

In its budget for 2013, Oman has raised state spending by 30 per cent from the original 2012 plan.

December 23, 2012

An Omani woman casts her vote at a polling station in the al-Khaburah district, on Saturday. (AFP)
04:45 GMT

The people of Oman have reportedly turned out in droves for the beginnings of a democratic system never before seen in their country.

December 17, 2012

Oman is trying to diversify and build a new private sector
06:55 GMT

Oman is trying to diversify its economy and create a new role for a burgeoning public sector.

December 16, 2012

New Islamic banking regulations are due in the first quater of 2013, according to the executive president
09:28 GMT

The Central Bank of oman has announced that new Islamic banking regulations will be introduced by the first quarter of 2013, executive president H E Hamood Sangour al Zadjali has said.

December 10, 2012

Yasser Abdel-Rahman (Photo: Facebook)
13:00 GMT

Award-winning Egyptian composer and violinist Yasser Abdel-Rahman wowed audiences when he performed a selection of film scores at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman on 6 December.

December 5, 2012

Oman has reportedly made the world's largest football (Photo courtesy of Times of Oman)
07:11 GMT

The Guinness Book of World Records announced on Dec. 2 that Oman has made the largest football in the world, Times of Oman reported on Monday.

December 4, 2012

Oman is set to hit new highs in oil output
12:13 GMT

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) will this year post its highest ever annual production of oil and gas, at 1.25mn barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).

November 21, 2012

Oman is seeking a multi-million dollar deal with the US for more heat-seeking missiles
09:18 GMT

Oman has requested the sale of $96 million worth of guided missiles from the United States, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said.

November 18, 2012

"Just a Picture".
07:09 GMT

This year's Dubai International Film Festival sets aside special event for Gulfi talent.

Oman is to issue bonds worth OR100m ($260m)
04:00 GMT

Oman will issue five-year government development bonds worth OR100m ($260m) at an annual interest rate of 3.25 percent, a statement from the central bank of Oman said on Saturday.

November 7, 2012

No plans to move from Wigan: Habsi
23:11 GMT

Oman's star footballer and Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi has dismissed rumours linking him with Liverpool and insists he remains 100 per cent committed to Wigan.

November 6, 2012

Oil Refinery.
08:38 GMT

The Ministry of Oil and Gas has floated tenders inviting bids from international oil firms for developing seven oil and gas blocks on production sharing basis.

October 31, 2012

Kagawa out of Oman match
09:23 GMT

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has been ruled out of Japan's World Cup qualifier in Oman on November 14 due to a knee injury he suffered a week ago, the Japan Football Association said yesterday.