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Omagine are exploring a proposal involving Chinese investment in Omagine LLC and the Chinese contractor arranging finance for the Omagine Project. (Shutterstock)
May 23, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Pressure on local finance options have forced Omagine LLC to look to China for help in developing the beach complex, with talks reaching an advanced stage.
The total number of multinational companies that signed agreements in Al Mazunah Free Zone exceeds 75. (Al Mazunah)
May 23, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Investment agreements in Al Mazunah free zone have been signed with 21 companies in the first quarter of 2016, including plans to build a hotel.
Fatma al Nabhani
May 22, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Oman’s tennis star Fatma al Nabhani hopes for a better show at the US$25,000 ITF Incheon Women's Challenger tournament in South Korea after making an exit in the quarterfinals of the Goyang event in South Korea on Friday.
Oman beach soccer team (source: beachsoccer.com)
May 19, 2016 - 15:04 GMT
Asian champion Oman will take part in the fourth edition of the International Beach Soccer Championship that will be held in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt from May 27-June 1.
Wadha al Balushi (R) (source: azamn.com)
May 17, 2016 - 15:34 GMT
Two Omani shooters, Wadha al Balushi and Hamed al Khatri, have been handed wild cards by the IOC to take part in the 2016 Olympic Games that will be held in the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro from August 5-21.
Oman Olympic Committee logo
May 16, 2016 - 06:46 GMT
A number of Omani athletes will participate in the Olympic Games Rio- 2016 which will be held in Brazil in light of the interest of...
Once commercially operational in early 2019 the plants will supply approximately 30% of electricity demand in the Sultanate of Oman. (Shutterstock)
May 16, 2016 - 05:10 GMT
Saudi's ACWA and Japan's Mitsui are the largest investors of the project which includes two natural-gas fired power plants in Oman.
The film, directed by Omani filmmaker Salim Bahwan, addresses the issue of mehr (dowry) and its effects on society.  (Busan Film Festival)
May 15, 2016 - 13:39 GMT
The fifth Arab Film Festival in Busan and Seoul in Korea will be held from May 26 to June 1 and will also feature films from Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, UAE and Algeria.
According to Moody's, combination of lower growth, higher debt levels and smaller domestic and external buffers leave Saudi Arabia less well positioned to weather future shocks. (AFP/File)
May 15, 2016 - 05:21 GMT
The negative outlook for Saudi, Oman and Bahrain follows a Standard & Poor's downgrade three months ago.
Oman Football Association logo
May 10, 2016 - 20:16 GMT
Oman Football Association (OFA) will take part in the FIFA Congress scheduled to be held in Mexico during May 11th to 13th.
Production of super grade petrol (M95) has significantly declined due to waning demand. (File photo)
May 10, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Higher fuel prices have forced a change in consumer preferences for cheaper M90 fuel, and the opening of new stations to keep pace with surging demand.
A large number of approvals are needed to hire a teacher, and the process is time consuming. (Times of Oman)
May 10, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi private schools are among the worst affected by visa issuance delays, with an average shortage of 20 teachers per school.
Mohammed al Musalami receives the OPL best player’s trophy from H E Abdullah al Harrasi on Saturday (source: Muscat Daily)
May 08, 2016 - 18:45 GMT
His right foot was in a cast as he trudged onto the stage holding crutches. But all that hardly dampened the joy of Mohammed al Musalami
Daenerys Targaryen is taken by the Dothraki in episode one of season six. (HBO)
May 08, 2016 - 09:49 GMT
The mountain ranges of Westeros, forts galore, the city of Yunkai, the Weirwood tree and more are all found in Oman!
May 08, 2016 - 07:45 GMT
This Omani TV program won top prize in the dialogue programmes category in the Arab Radio and Television Festival.
Oman's strategy hinges on Oman’s potential as a destination for ‘adventure tourism’ because of its nature, mountains and unspoilt beauty. (Wikipedia)
May 03, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Oman's new 20 year tourism strategy will cost $35B and is focused on 'quality vs quantity' rather than overdevelopment for mass tourism.