Oman

December 17, 2013

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

December 4, 2013

Real Madrid academy to be opened in Oman soon
22:50 GMT

The much-awaited Real Madrid academy is all set to open in Muscat this season, according to a top official of the club.

November 28, 2013

If it's Rihanna, Justin Bieber, or Pink you want to see, it's those sweet songsters you get on NRJ HITS TV!
05:00 GMT

NRJ HITS is sure to make Beliebers out of Lebanese viewers with hot jams from the likes of Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Pink!

November 18, 2013

CBO finds it timely to repeat its advice that members of the public should, in their own interests, be cautious and not to deal with strangers and unauthorised entities/persons.
03:55 GMT

The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has drawn the attention of the public to a number of suspicious financial activities and attempts of fraud. S

November 4, 2013

Oman has the "ideal" atmosphere for tourism investment according to the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Courtesy of the Global Arab Network)
10:25 GMT

The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) will host the first Oman Tourism Investment Conference in late December, touting the Gulf country's growing tourism sector as the financial "cash cow" of the future.

October 29, 2013

The experts said that Oman’s projects market had proved to be a stable source of opportunities for local and international contractors, they stated.
11:35 GMT

Oman is paving the way for future growth by developing a more modern and integrated transport infrastructure with the awarding of airport and roads project worth $20 billion, said a experts at a key forum in Muscat.

October 21, 2013

At the governorate level, the data indicated that the inflation rate in August 2013 showed that prices fluctuated, rising in some governorates, falling in others and remained stable in other governorates.
08:29 GMT

Oman’s inflation rate in August 2013 is the lowest compared to other GCC countries.

October 10, 2013

Ladies up in the ROHM (Image: Facebook)
12:21 GMT

With musicians made up mostly of women, the Royal Opera House Muscat entertained the ladies with musicians from near and far.

October 9, 2013

'Crossing' film poster (Image: Facebook(
12:12 GMT

The 7-minute long short film 'Crossing' has been nominated for entry into the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

September 30, 2013

Oman and Iran talk of potential fuel deal. [presstv.ir]
08:46 GMT

Oman hopeful at the prospect of US lifting economic sanctions from Iran thus enabling fuel agreements.

September 17, 2013

Al Khonji fears that in the event of shortage of staff and inability to hire expensive Omani manpower, some of the smaller businesses will be left with no choice but to close down.
13:16 GMT

In an effort to create more job opportunities for the nationals, the Omani government has changed visa regulations, under which only those expatriates earning more than 600 riyals per month will be eligible to bring their wives and children.

September 9, 2013

The Royal Opera House Muscat will launch its exciting new season on September 14. (Image: Facebook)
12:36 GMT

This week, the Royal Opera House Muscat will begin its new season, introducing over 40 outstanding Arabic and international events by world-class artistes and companies.