Oman

January 27, 2014

Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble show 'em how it's done at the Royal Opera House Muscat on Wednesday (Image: Facebook)
11:13 GMT

We've heard his name tingle our eyes from nearly every corner of the globe, and now the famed cellist and his Silk Road Ensemble have made a notable stop in Oman, visiting Muscat music students.

January 26, 2014

Sales contracts came the second with its amount reaching OMR647.9 million by the end November 2013
09:28 GMT

The traded value of property grew by 21.5 per cent to OMR1,945.7 million for the first eleven months ending November 2013.

January 23, 2014

These two are gonna get the party started tonight at the Muscat Festival, along with Mohammad Abdo.
08:43 GMT

It's time to get the party started in Muscat! Concerts at the City Amphitheatre tonight are only the beginning of the fun to come between now and February 22.

January 20, 2014

Muscat Festival attendees will see live in concert Carmen Suleiman and Majed Al Mohandes this year.
12:11 GMT

Music and sports, that's what the youth want! No food festival or fashion week at this year's Muscat Festival, but there will be Majed Al Mohandes and Carmen Suleiman in concert!

January 14, 2014

The sudden availability of Iranian oil is one of the many factors driving uncertainty in the oil market. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
09:35 GMT

Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas said Monday the amount of crude oil produced in December was off from the same month in 2012.

January 9, 2014

The sultanate’s government recently released a 2014 budget with state planning to spend OMR13.5 billion, up five per cent from the original plan, which envisaged a 29 per cent hike from 2012 expenditure.
03:55 GMT

Oman’s average monthly household income rose 83.9 per cent in the period between 2001 and 2011 from OMR637.53 ($1,654) to OMR1,172.258 ($3,044)

December 31, 2013

Tentative plans for the terminal at Ras Al Hadd Airport in Oman (Courtesy of Construction Week Online)
11:50 GMT

Oman's Ministry of Transport and Communications cancelled tenders this week to select a contractor for its Ras Al Hadd airport.

December 29, 2013

The Omani pair were kidnapped near the historic city of Baalbek (Shutterstock)
11:20 GMT

Lebanon's Foreign Ministry announced Sunday that two Omani citizens who were kidnapped in eastern Lebanon earlier this week have been freed.

December 24, 2013

The first hurdle will be launching direct flights that reportedly only see’s 49,000 passengers travel annually between the two countries.
03:55 GMT

Oman is joining other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in unrestricted air travel to the United States with the signing of a new US deal.

December 23, 2013

Habsi makes winning return
06:01 GMT

Oman goalkeeper Ali al Habsi made a winning return for Wigan as the Latics defeated hosts Reading 2-1 in a Championship game at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday night.

December 17, 2013

Nawras hopes the new 'Shahry Business Packs' will provide its customers with 'significant savings' (File Archive)
12:46 GMT

Oman-based telecom operator Nawras has recently launched a new business package deal for mobile users in the Sultanate.

Sunday’s hearings were postponed to Dec. 26 after defence lawyers sought time to review evidence presented by the prosecution.
10:14 GMT

The charges, mostly involving infrastructure projects, were outlined in six trials that opened on Sunday.

December 15, 2013

The exploration programme for block 41 is expected to begin with seabed coring in 2014.
16:08 GMT

As per the agreement, both companies will conduct geological and geophysical studies upon which exploration wells will be proposed for drilling during the exploration period.

December 9, 2013

Saudi troupe Khawater al Dalam announced the winner of the second season of Arabs Got Talent in 2012.
06:21 GMT

They may no longer be the reigning Arabs Got Talent winner after Syrian dance troupe “Sima” stole the title for the show's 3rd season on Saturday, but they still have a spot in the limelight with a performance at Sultan Qaboos University.

December 7, 2013

Omani Foreign Minister Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdullah attends the 9th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Regional Security Summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on December 7, 2013. [AFP]
21:14 GMT

Oman is opposed to the Saudi proposal to deepen the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and transform it into a Gulf Union