Oman

June 23, 2011

A safety inspector looks over containers alongside the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai (Credit: The New York Times)
14:04 GMT

Oman is capitalizing on its Free Trade Zones by issuing laws that facilitates tax exemption, and simplifies procedures and import of all permissible goods to attract further investment.

May 18, 2011

The Jordan bid is easy to understand, with its shared borders and historic ties to Saudi Arabia. Tribal divisions between the two were imposed only by colonialism. In terms of geography, Jordan is a natural choice for GCC membership. It even has its own ‘Gulf’ of Aqaba.
14:53 GMT

Word on the Arab street, when not debating the latest on the Arab revolutions, and the state of catastrophe in Yemen or Libya or Syria, has turned to the new bid to expand the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Scrutiny lies with the two potential new candidates for entry into this Gulf state league, namely Jordan and Morocco. The twitter-sphere is buzzing (or tweeting) with humorous remarks, as well as more grave concerns around the implications of such a shift, for both sides of the equation: the new members and the former block.

April 2, 2011

Omani army
13:12 GMT

Pro-democracy leaders in Oman called Saturday for more protests after clashes with security forces left at least one person.

March 29, 2011

Oman protests
13:43 GMT

Omani troops stormed on Tuesday the Earth roundabout in Sohar evacuating a small group of pro-reform protesters.

March 14, 2011

The proposed new terminal at Muscat International Airport
11:11 GMT

Arab Bank Group has provided credit facilities totaling $ 410 Million to three contractors.

March 13, 2011

Oman protest
14:06 GMT

The Omani ruler on Sunday granted lawmaking powers to politicians outside the ruling family.

March 7, 2011

Omani protest
13:28 GMT

Omani protesters demanding a fight against corruption continued their sit-ins Monday.

March 3, 2011

Oman
19:29 GMT

An Omani foreign ministry official on Thursday stated his country had reconciled with the United Arab Emirates.

March 1, 2011

Omani forces
15:19 GMT

Omani forces on Tuesday dispersed protesters who were blocking the port in the Sohar industrial city and the coastal road to the capital Muscat.

February 28, 2011

Oman protesters stage third day of unrest
07:07 GMT

Shipments of refined crude from Oman's port of Sohar are continuing, a port spokeswoman said on Monday.

Protests in Oman
06:57 GMT

Six people were killed and close to 30 wounded in a rare protest in Oman.

February 27, 2011

Sultan Qaboos
11:07 GMT

Omani police fired tear gas on Sunday at stone-throwing demonstrators in the industrial city of Sohar.

February 24, 2011

Issham Al Baher -  Once a royal Saudi yacht, reputedly Greek now. Formerly in King of SA ownership, handed down the line of relatives.  50 million Euros.
14:47 GMT

From the Arab Gulf kingdoms, to the more troubled Mid Eastern hot spots of Egypt and Iraq, leaders and patrons have their serene sea decks to keep them distracted from the noise of the rabble on stormy land! Some of the world’s richest billionaires keep floating palaces and pleasure decks, and some of these happen to be members of the royal or stately echelons of Arabia.

January 30, 2011

Egypt bourse is closed
13:07 GMT

The bourses in several Gulf countries crashed Sunday on mounting concerns over developments in Egypt.

January 26, 2011

Bank Sohar
15:07 GMT

The Board of Directors of Oman's Bank Sohar approved the Annual Results of the bank for the year 2010.