Oman

February 23, 2004

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The Oman Ministry of Heritage and Culture recently inspected the premises of four computer resellers in Oman and seized PCs uploaded with pirated software programs, as part of its intensified efforts

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Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) was accorded top recognition as an institution leading the region's industry forward in innovation in Islamic finance at the GCC Banking Awards 2004 ceremony in Dubai at Emira

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Oman’s Al-Jazeira Services has reported a profit of 3.025 million Omani rials ($7.8 million) for financial year 2003, 52 percent of the paid up capital. A dividend of 42 percent for the second consecu

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The construction, route and operation of Israel’s separation barrier inside the West Bank violate international human rights and humanitarian law, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released

February 19, 2004

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By introducing private sector investment into the power industry, the Sultanate of Oman becomes the first country in the region to allow the establishment of independent utilities, to meet the growing

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The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), Middle East North Africa Committee has announced the launch of the Arabian Music Academy (AMA).  The AMA is a regional membership driv

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Precision Drilling Corporation has won a four-year contract extension worth up to $40 million to provide underbalanced drilling technology and services for Petroleum Development Oman, a joint venture

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The AM Best insurance rating agency has affirmed the financial strength rating of B++ of Egypt’s Al-Mohandes Insurance Company. The outlook remains stable. The rating is based on the company's excelle

February 18, 2004

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Private companies and establishments in the Sultanate of Oman will remain closed on the 1st day of Muharram 1425 A.H. following the verification confo

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The National Tobacco Company (NTC) and Amran Local Authority provided more than 250 Yemeni Jews with equipment for sewing, leatherworks and ironworks,

February 17, 2004

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Gen. Hilmi Ozkok, Turkey's Chief of the General Staff on Monday arrived in Oman with his accompanying delegation on a several day official visit to th

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Algeria's Former Prime Minister Sid Ahmed Ghozali said Monday that he would stand for the next presidential election. In a press conference conducted

February 16, 2004

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Sayyid Al Mutassim bin Hamoud al Busaidi, Oman's Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, received Sunday the Commander of an Italian ship on a visit

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Former US President Bill Clinton hosted Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal at his Harlem office in New York city over a working luncheon covering politics and humanitarian efforts.    Prince Alwaleed s

February 15, 2004

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A total of 607 candidates, qualified for the upcoming Majlis elections, have decided not to run for the February 20 polls, the Interior Ministry annou