Oman

January 12, 2004

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Microsoft chairman and chief architect Bill Gates is set to meet with Middle East government officials and top businesses on January 24, 2004. The visit will coincide with Government Leadership Forum

January 10, 2004

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Progress in the Arab World has been restrained due to lack of attention to Research and Development. Average spending on R&D by Arab countries is estimated at 0.2 percent of total Arab GDP, the lowest

January 7, 2004

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As the Marine Corps get ready to take over occupying much of western Iraq from the US Army, it is planning a "new approach" that stresses "restraint i

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Global Finance New York has declared BankMuscat the Best  Trade Finance Bank and Provider in Oman, for the year 2004.  The survey which was conducted by the Global Finance editors together with inputs

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The online availability of basic services in Dubai is higher than in Europe. The Emirate’s score is marginally higher than that of Finland, which holds the fourth position in Europe.

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Standard & Poor's has assigned its BBB- long-term and its A-3 short-term counterparty credit and certificate of deposit ratings to Oman-based BankMuscat. The outlook is stable. "The ratings on BankMus

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Mitsui OSK Lines has signed an agreement with the Government of Oman giving MOL part ownership in two new building LNG carriers for the transportation of liquefied natural gas for Oman's third LNG liq

January 6, 2004

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Yemen's ambassador to Muscat Abdullah al-Radhi met on Monday with Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed, the cultural affairs advisor to the Sultan of Oman. They dis

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Kuwait Airways has announced that they will operate direct flights to Medina during Haj. The Director of Public Relations and Information Adel Boresly announced that the official authorities of Saudi

January 5, 2004

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The office of the State Council on Sunday held its 6th regular meeting of the third term’s first session under the chairmanship of Sheikh Hamoud bin A

January 4, 2004

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Saudi Interior Minister Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, who is also the Honorary President of the Arab Interior Ministers Council, on Sunday said the Counc

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Israeli occupation forces on Sunday tightened the siege and curfew imposed on Nablus, the adjacent Balata refugee camp and the nearby village of Beit

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The Omani government has restricted expatriates from pursuing 36 professions in 44 districts across the Sultanate. The move is part of a comprehensive program to nationalize the majority of Oman’s tra

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The Oman Pharmaceutical Products Company was officially inaugurated Saturday, January 3, 2004 in the Raysut Industrial Estate, Salalah. Established at a cost of $50 million, the plant has an annual in

January 1, 2004

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Ahmed bin Abdul-Nabi Macki, Oman's Minister of National Economy and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council has said the