Robbie Keane (Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP)
August 25, 2016 - 19:19 GMT
Robbie Keane has announced that Ireland's friendly against Oman in Dublin on August 31 will be his last international outing.
The multi-billion GCC Railway Network - a huge railway system of 2,117 km designed to connect Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Oman - was earlier slated for completion in 2018. (
August 25, 2016 - 12:07 GMT
While cheap oil has forced some GCC countries to put rail construction on the back burner, Oman's rail project to link Salalah, Sohar and Duqm is going forward.
Dry Hot Summers had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival's 13th edition, 2016.  (
August 23, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
After commanding attention at film festivals in Berlin, Algeria, and Dubai, the Egyptian short has now scooped the top prize in Oman.
The first phase of the project includes 224 properties in three separate residential zones, and two five-star hotels to be run by The Jumeirah Group. (Jumeirah Group)
August 23, 2016 - 06:40 GMT
The Omran project spans 2.2-sq-km and will offer residential units, recreational facilities a beachfront luxury resort hotel and a boutique hotel.
The OMR500m mixed-use Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront project is close to being fully funded.   (
August 22, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Omran's investments include the takeover of Oman Sail and Oman Tourism College, Marina Bander Rhowda, and a 40 percent stake in The Wave development.
The new hotel will have 230 rooms, including 27 suites.  (Times of Oman)
August 17, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The iconic five-star hotel in Muscat will begin booking guests in a few weeks.
Oman's flagbearer Hamed al-Khatri leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016.
August 15, 2016 - 15:14 GMT
Oman's campaign at the 2016 Rio Olympics came to an end on a disappointing note when its shooter Hamed al Khatri finished a poor 43rd out of the 44 participants in the qualification round of the men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions on Sunday.
In September 2015, after bilateral negotiations in Tehran it was announced that the project will be operational by late 2017. (AFP/File)
August 11, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Oman says it has arrived at an agreement with Iran to change the route and design of a planned undersea natural gas pipeline which will be meant to take natural gas from the Islamic Republic to the sultanate through the Persian Gulf.
At least seven different online visa agencies operating inside and outside Oman are using Facebook and other social media apps to sell their services – often conning unsuspecting customers out of money. (AFP/File)
August 11, 2016 - 12:55 GMT
At least seven different online visa agencies operating inside and outside Oman are using Facebook and other social media apps to sell their services – often conning unsuspecting customers out of money.
The Omani government is silencing a newspaper that published critical reports. (AFP/File)
August 11, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Oman ordered the closure of a newspaper that published critical reports accusing government officials of pressuring the judiciary.
Dhows carrying tourists cruise off the Oman's Khasab shores along the Strait of Hormuz. (AFP/File)
August 08, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Hotel income has slumped by 36 per cent and there was an overall 19 per cent drop in visitors to the Sultanate.
Oman's fishing industry is going swimmingly. (Shutterstock)
August 07, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Oman is seeing steady growth in the fishing industry, with about 63 tonnes of fish caught per boat.
Construction in Muscat. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2016 - 08:25 GMT
The upcoming Oman Convention and Exhibition Center is set to open in mid-September, a month behind schedule.
When work gets overwhelming, expat workers can now register their complaints in English. (Shutterstock)
August 03, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Oman's Ministry of Manpower is now allowing labor complaints to be formally placed in English.
During the first six months of the current year, diesel output fell by 2 per cent to 10.44 million barrels, while production of aviation fuel declined by 4 per cent to 2.31 million barrels. (AFP/Miguel Gutierrez)
August 02, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Domestic sales of M90 petrol went up 265 per cent to 2.82 million barrels during the period, as against 772,000 barrels last year, while M95 petrol declined by 21 per cent to 8.88 million barrels from previous year's 11.20 million barrels.
The new airport will boast 118 check-in counters for international and domestic flights. (TimesofOman)
July 31, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Coupling traditional Omani culture with modern design, the new terminal will be able to handle 12 million passengers per year.