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  1. Freeze on jobs considered: Oman finance ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: A freeze on jobs in the government sector is being considered for the first three months of 2015 due to a fall in revenues, minister responsible for finance affairs said on Monday in a meeting at Majlis Al Sahura. "Government has no plans to decrease salaries but may consider jobs freeze and will consider the promotion issues if oil prices better," Darwish Al Balushi, Sultanate's Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, told in a meeting at Majlis Al Shura.

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  2. Omani Baloch businessman Yahya Nasib receives high award from Prince HarryRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Examiner.com

    Prince Harry was in Oman last week. He awarded top Baloch businessman Yahya Mohammed Nasib the Order of the British Empire in Muscat.

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  3. OOC's subsidiaries and affiliates sign contracts worth over OR17m...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | AME Info

    The Business Opportunities Forum witnessed the signing of a group of subsidiaries and affiliates of Oman Oil Company on 35 contracts with local Small and Medium Enterprises worth over OR17m. In addition and to further provide new avenues for companies looking to establish a foothold in the oil & gas and energy sectors, the group presented over 142 additional contracts exceeding OR500m that are up for grabs in the coming year and highlighted the currently available business opportunities for SMEs within OOC and its group of companies' portfolio of projects and their relevant details.

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  4. Millennium Resort Mussanah appoints new Executive ChefRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    ... and luxury in menus." Chef Matthew Fryar said, "The opportunity to continue my career in a beautiful country such as Oman is very special, I'm looking forward to making a difference and further enhancing Millennium Resort Mussanah's reputation for ...

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  5. Oman LNG inaugurates football pitches in Sur, TiwiRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: The Sultanate's aspirations to develop a cadre of professional footballers to compete in the local and regional tournaments, has received a boost, with the formal opening of football pitches in Sur and Tiwi in South Sharqiyah Governorate. In what could serve as a tangible and promising prototype of how private organisations can forge strong alliances to promote public initiatives, the new football pitches have been built on the back of a partnership between Oman LNG, one of the country's main revenue generators, and the Ministry of Sports Affairs.

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  6. Qatar beat Oman to set up Saudi final showdownRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Arab Times

    Qatar defeated Oman 3-1 in their semifinals match of the 22nd Gulf Cup at King Fahad International Stadium in the Saudi capital on Sunday. In the second semifinals game, hosts Saudi Arabia held off defending champions UAE 3-2 in a thrilling encounter to advance into the final against Qatar on Wednesday.

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  7. Survey on services under way in OmanRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: Household survey of citizens which is under way in Oman would be collecting data researchers and policy makers for better governance. The National Centre for Statistics and Information's survey, which ends on December 15, comes as a part of NCSI's strategy to collect accurate and reliable data.

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  8. Malayalee Christians to hold function in OmanRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: It's a special occasion for Malayalee Christian Congregation as it's celebrating its 45th anniversary on Wednesday, at the Protestant Church in Oman Complex in Ruwi. The congregation is one of the oldest Christian congregations functioning in Oman, which also serves as an inter-denominational organisation since its inception on July 3, 1970.

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  9. His Majesty issues four Royal DecreesRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    ... No. 65/2014 appointing non-resident ambassador Article (1) appoints Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Zahir Al Hinai, Oman's Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as the Sultanate's non-resident ambassador to the ...

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  10. Iran comes fourth in Asian Beach GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Tehran Times

    ... time with 56 gold, 37 silver and 33 bronze medals. It once reigned supreme in the 2nd Asian Beach Games in Muscat, Oman in 2010. The 4th Asian Beach Games opened in Thailand on November 14, attracting 3,272 athletes from 43 Asian countries and ...

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  11. Football fans disappointed at Oman loss in Gulf CupRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    ... no urgency. They did not play as they did against Kuwait and that is very disappointing," he said. Some fans attributed Oman's failure to the complacency of the entire team. "The players got carried away by the attention they got after the victory ...

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  12. Remittance tax on expats in Oman back in focusRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Majlis Al Shura approved an advisory committee's proposal to help the Sultanate overcome a budget deficit due to drop in oil prices. Photo-Times of Oman Muscat: A tax on the billions of rials expatriates send home every year would add OMR60 million to Oman's coffers, say Majlis Al Shura members who have called for a 2 per cent levy on remittances.

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  13. No cancellation of traffic fines in OmanRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    An official source said that cancelling traffic fines of defaulters would be unfair to those motorists who adhere to the traffic laws and regulations.-File photo Muscat: On its Twitter account, Royal Oman Police has scotched the rumours about traffic fines being cancelled on the occasion of 44th National Day. The rumours had begun doing the rounds earlier that the ROP would be cancelling all traffic fines recorded in the system on account of National Day.

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  14. Fans angry, upset at Oman lossRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    ... no urgency. They did not play as they did against Kuwait and that is very disappointing," he said. Some fans attributed Oman's failure to the complacency of the entire team. "The players got carried away by the attention they got after the victory ...

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  15. Remittance tax on expats back in focusRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Majlis Al Shura approved an advisory committee's proposal to help the Sultanate overcome a budget deficit due to drop in oil prices. Photo-Times of Oman Muscat: A tax on the billions of rials expatriates send home every year would add OMR60 million to Oman's coffers, say Majlis Al Shura members who have called for a 2 per cent levy on remittances.

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  16. Earthquake hits off Oman's Musandam peninsula coastRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck 68km away from Khasab, Musandam governorate, in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday evening, the Seismological Centre at Sultan Qaboos University said while adding that the epicentre was 26.47N and 56.59E with a depth of 10 kilometres.

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  17. Middle East, 5:43 PMIranian Source Denies Breakthrough in TalksRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    A day before the self-imposed deadline for the talks on Iran's nuclear program, a source close to the Iranian negotiating team in Vienna dismissed western media reports about attainment of a comprehensive agreement with the P5+1 . "Consultations are still underway and no agreement has been achieved so far," the source told Fars News Agency on Sunday.

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  18. Omanis set to get e-visas for IndiaRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Once implemented, the electronic travel authorisation will allow foreign travellers to apply for a visa and receive an online confirmation. Muscat: In a step that will ease visa processing and help increase the inflow of tourists, the Indian government is all set to launch electronic visa facility on Thursday for about 40 countries, including Oman, the United Arab Emirates , Saudi Arabia, the USA and the UK, among others.

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  19. Muscat Municipality moots ban on quad bike riders on roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    ... the World Health Organisation state that people riding bicycles or motorcycles who were killed in road accidents in Oman accounted for five per cent of the total number of accident fatalities. In 2013, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) registered more ...

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  20. PDO focuses on job creation, training avenuesRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: To learn more about the company's approach for supporting the Omani economy and society, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, Sayyid Saoud bin Hilal Al Busaidi visited the headquarters of Petroleum Development Oman The delegation also included Sayyid Said bin Ibrahim Al Busaidi, Deputy Governor, and the walis of the Governorate's wilayats of Muttrah, Bausher, Seeb, Quriyat and Amerat. The group was received updates on PDO's In-Country Value programme and strategy, which focuses on retaining more of the industry's wealth in the Sultanate by creating more jobs and providing more training opportunities for nationals and encouraging the growth of Omani businesses.

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