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After introducing the new levy, exchange houses were passing on the burden to customers. (Shutterstock)
February 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Oman's new customs duty on imported bank notes, which raised the value of foreign currencies against the Omani rial, has been withdrawn after four days of implementation.
Small fishing boats in Mirbat, Dhofar, Oman. (Shutterstock/JurateBuiviene)
February 16, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
Although 99 per cent of Oman’s fisheries sector is still artisanal, its fisheries are just a few steps away from becoming a world-class competitive industry, according to a World Bank environmental specialist.
There is a consensus among the GCC countries for taking action together in case of a dumping attempt by a foreign company. (Shutterstock)
February 16, 2017 - 08:30 GMT
Ahead of a GCC-wide initiative to introduce protectionist tariffs, the Omani government has formed a special committee to study the practice of dumping.
The new terminal will have 118 check-in counters for international and domestic flights, along with 82 immigration counters. (File photo)
February 13, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Muscat International Airport’s new terminal will be operational by the end of 2017, and will be able to handle 12 million passengers per year.
Muscat Rugby Football Club (MRFC) logo
February 12, 2017 - 16:09 GMT
Muscat Rugby Football Club (MRFC) came up with a dominant display to outplay the visiting Doha side for a 47-0 victory in a crucial match of the Gulf Rugby League at Muscat rugby field on Friday.
Companies in Oman have been facing problems when it comes to employing Omanis due to their salary expectations. (Shutterstock/Aisyaqilumaranas)
February 12, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Several industries including the construction sector, which hires a large number of expats, have been struggling to reach a double digit rate of Omanization.
Ramlat Al Jadilah is situated in Al Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter), the largest sand desert in the world. (Shutterstock)
February 09, 2017 - 09:44 GMT
Dr. Eid Al Yahya, a Saudi anthropological researcher and TV presenter, has revealed on a discovery trip that the world’s highest sand dune is at the Dhofar Governorate at the Ramlat Jadilah desert, Oman.
A part of the gas will be consumed in Oman and the rest of it turned to liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export to target markets.  (Chess Subsea Engineering)
February 08, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The natural gas pipeline was redesigned in August last year to pass through the deep waters of the Oman Sea, thereby increasing both cost and execution time.
Recently, members of Oman’s Shura Council called for fuel prices to be fixed annually instead of monthly and to help low income families afford fuel. (Shutterstock)
February 07, 2017 - 05:28 GMT
The General Federation of Oman Trade Unions has urged the government to help alleviate the impact of the fuel price hike on the poorest segments of society.
Ali Al Habsi
February 02, 2017 - 17:43 GMT
Three members of Oman national team goalkeeper and captain Ali Al Habsi’s family were killed in a road accident in Saudi Arabia, Oman’s Al Nasr Club tweeted on its official account.
Major projects of Oman Oil Company include the Duqm gas pipeline, a mega crude storage facility at Ras Al Markaz and several other projects in Duqm free zone.  (Wikimedia Commons)
February 01, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The $1 billion investment is being planned by Oman’s state investment arm, Oman Oil Company, and its subsidiaries to build various projects this year, including various oil and gas projects across the country.
Fatma al Nabhani
January 31, 2017 - 16:34 GMT
Omani star Fatma al Nabhani's hunt for the first title of the year continues as she narrowly fell short of claiming it twice in a span of two days at the US$15,000 ITF Pro Circuit tennis tournament in Cairo.

Typically if a tenant decides to leave a property before the end of the contract, he/she pays around two or three months' worth of rent to the landlord. (Shutterstock)
January 31, 2017 - 11:02 GMT
Over 90 percent of rental leases in Oman are for a minimum one year period, but austerity measures and falling oil prices have forced some companies to offer shorter employment contracts.
Oman Football Association logo
January 30, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The Oman Football Association (OFA) and English FA officials discussed the ways to further develop the relations between the two football bodies during a meeting at the OFA Headquarters on Monday.
Photo: Muscat Daily
January 29, 2017 - 16:57 GMT
Muscat-based Belgian national Pierre Breuer won the Al Mouj Muscat Marathon 2017 on Friday, completing the race in a time of two hours, 42 minutes and 51 seconds.
The ocean tank will have 1.7 million litres of sea water and will be stocked with fish and sharks from the coasts of Oman.  (Crossley Architects)
January 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Most of the wildlife in Oman's 8,000 square metre aquarium will be sourced locally, and will be exhibited based on journeys of the Omani seafarer Ahmed Ibn Majid.