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  1. Oman Air, Cargolux pact to spur marketRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Times of Oman

    The ceremony was held onboard the carrier's B747 Full Freighter at Muscat International Airport.-Jun Estrada/ TIMES OF OMAN Muscat: Oman Air has signed a joint venture agreement with Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines International SA, Europe's leading freight carrier, which will create new opportunities for both companies in markets around the world. Oman Air's agreement with one of the top ten freight carriers in the world was immediately followed the arrival in Muscat of the first Cargolux flight to operate under the agreement.

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  2. New rules set to curb dubious hiring of expats in OmanRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Times of Oman

    Since the issue of absconders is connected to the manner in which expatriates are brought into Oman, there is a need to review the recruitment rules. - File photo for illustrative purpose only Muscat: To crack down on dubious hiring of expatriates who eventually end up becoming absconders, new recruitment regulations are being planned for companies and agencies, which could, in general, affect the recruitment of expatriates into the country.

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  3. Canines pay back to humans at a fun-filled charity event in MuscatRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Times of Oman

    ... all around the air-conditioned tent at the high-energy and fun-filled family-day canine charity show to support the Oman Cancer Association and the Oman Diabetes Association at the Al Bustan Ritz Carlton. "My children love canines, so we came. We ...

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  4. Old house shows way for home-stay tourism in OmanRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Times of Oman

    The 12-room guest house involves villagers in the business by employing them as guides for hikes, preparing food, and providing transportation. Photos- Sarah MacDonald/TIMES OF OMAN Muscat: Tucked in the picturesque mountain village of Misfat Al Abriyeen is Oman's only traditional guesthouse, a place which is an example of how old homes can be converted into sustainable, local tourism business.

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  5. VIDEO: Hotly contested prelims at Times of Oman Inter School Quiz ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Times of Oman

    Action from the prelims of the Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest held at the Indian School Wadi Kabir. - Photo & Video by Shabin.

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  6. Sunday Beat: Oman needs to weed out bad commercial practicesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Times of Oman

    Traders, once the competition is squeezing their profits, opt for cheaper option to the expense of customers. Oman needs to clamp down on such practices to improve the quality of productivity to international norms.

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  7. Maisarah offers best solutions to customers across SultanateRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | AME Info

    ... encourages us to continue in the same direction. We are proud to be the leading Islamic banking service provider across Oman and we hope to expand our outreach within the Sultanate." He added: "More products and services are in the pipeline for this ...

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  8. US varsities to focus on Oman at GHEDEXRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: A diverse group of 23 representatives from universities in the United States of America will be participating in the three-day Global Higher Education Exhibition fair which starts from Monday at the Oman International Exhibition Centre in Muscat. "Students from all over the Sultanate will have the opportunity to meet with US university representatives with valuable information on their institutions of higher education," said a press release.

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  9. Obese Omani youths prone to sleep disorder'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    ... Abdullah Al Abri, senior consultant of Sleep Medicine at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), told the Times of Oman on Sleep Apnoea Day, which falls on April 18 every year. "We receive on average four to five patients with sleep disorders per ...

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  10. Sixty Omani businessmen to explore Iran's marketRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: A delegation of 60 businessmen from Oman will visit Tehran on April 24 to explore new avenues for trade and investment in Iran, said a senior Omani official. The delegation will be led by Said bin Saleh Al Kiyumi, chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry , according to its vice chairman.

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  11. Private deposits at Oman's commercial banks rise 11 per centRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: Total value of private deposits at the commercial banks in the Sultanate, as of the end of January 2015 rose by 11.1 per cent to OMR11,325.6 million compared to OMR10,195.2 million in the corresponding period in 2014, according to the monthly statistical bulletin published by the Central Bank of Oman . It pointed out that the gross value for these deposits as of the end of January 2015 includes the time deposits stood at OMR3,175.9 million, OMR4,037.2 million saving deposits and OMR3,902.5 million on demand deposits.

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  12. OMR1.3 billion worth of real estate transactions signed by February-end in OmanRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Dues collected on these transactions stood at OMR7,700,000, a growth of 26.2 per cent. Photo: Times file Muscat: Real estate transactions worth OMR1.3 billion were signed by the end of February 2015 in the Sultanate, registering a significant growth of 137.8 per cent as compared to 2014.

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  13. Oman sea earthquake jolts MuscatRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: An earthquake of a 3.7 magnitude jolted Muscat at around 3pm today, a top official from earthquake monitoring centre in Oman confirmed. Stay ahead of the rest and download our free WhatsNews app for Apple, Android or Blackberry "The epicenter of the earthquake was 160km away from Muscat in Oman Sea.

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  14. Working mums seek improved child care units in OmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Times of Oman

    The Ministry of Social Development recently announced plans to establish workplace nurseries or creches at government institutions. Photo-Times of Oman Muscat: As women in Oman try to break through the glass ceiling and establish their credentials in traditionally male-dominated disciplines, they are seeking more support.

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  15. No delay in clearance of investors' papers, says Oman's investor services department officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Times of Oman

    The number of transactions electronically processed at the e-system of one-stop shop of the ministry increased from 40,000 to 300,000 annually. Photo-Times of Oman Muscat: There is no delay in the clearance of documents of investors and customers, said Mohammed Khalifa Al Badrani, director of the investor services department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

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  16. Al Bustan appoints first female general manager in Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Times of Oman

    Katrin Herz joins Al Bustan Palace from her most recent position as manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, the United Arab Emirates , bringing with her 17 years of experience with The Ritz-Carlton brand. Photo-Times of Oman Muscat: Marking a significant milestone for the luxury resort, the brand, and the Sultanate, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, has appointed the first female general manager for the luxury hotel company in the Middle East.

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  17. Oman receives 2,695 refuges of 48 nationalities from YemenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Times of Oman

    Muscat: Within the framework of the humanitarian efforts being exerted by the Sultanate and in response to request of a number of communities of the sisterly and friendly countries willing to leave the sisterly Yemeni Republic, the Sultanate received during the past two weeks 2695 refuges of 48 nationalities through the land and marine boarders, in coordination with the diplomatic mission of these countries accredited to the Sultanate.

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  18. Oman helps evacuate more than 1,300 IndonesiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Times of Oman

    Muscat: More than 1,300 Indonesians, mostly students, were evacuated from Yemen via Oman, said Sukanto, ambassador of Indonesia to the Sultanate of Oman. Speaking to the Times of Oman, he said that their operation began on April 6 when 110 Indonesians were evacuated from war-torn Yemen and sent to Jakarta via Muscat.

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  19. 'Hot' time planned for Campanile April 29Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Lakeland Times

    ... the U.S. State Department as musical ambassadors to Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Republic of Georgia and the Sultanate of Oman - certain titans of the industry have also taken notice. Bob Dylan, with whom the band toured and with whom James has toured ...

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  20. Solar-powered plane gets stuck in ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    ... airplane Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Abu Dhabi's Al Bateen Airport on March 09, 2015, bound for Muscat in Oman on the first leg of its round-the-world flight. Solar Impulse 2 aims to be the first solar plane in history to fly around the world. ...

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