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 2021-01-22 13:29 

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Omran Group appoints new CEO...

Muscat: Omran Group has appointed Hashil Bin Obaid al Mahrouqi as new CEO, in place of the former CEO, Peter The post Omran Group appoints new CEO appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 20:29 

Oman Observer

Oman Air flight from Salalah delayed...

Muscat: Oman Air flight WY908 due to depart from Salalah Airport at 18:10 local time was delayed due to an The post Oman Air flight from Salalah delayed appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 17:49 

Oman Observer

Sultanate makes significant progress in human rights...

GENEVA: The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, took part in discussions on the third human The post Sultanate makes significant progress in human rights appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 17:49 

Oman Observer

32 killed, 110 wounded in Baghdad bombing...

BAGHDAD: A rare twin suicide bombing killed 32 people and wounded 110 at a crowded market in central Baghdad on The post 32 killed, 110 wounded in Baghdad bombing appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 17:48 

Oman Observer

On first day, Biden signs raft of orders reversing Trump policies...

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden used his first day in office to issue a raft of executive orders undoing some The post On first day, Biden signs raft of orders reversing Trump policies appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 17:22 

Oman Observer

Two new British schools to be opened in Muscat...

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Defence Pension Fund announced on Thursday that it will open two new British schools in Muscat The post Two new British schools to be opened in Muscat appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 17:21 

Oman Observer

Camel beauty contest concludes in Barka...

Staff Reporter Muscat, Jan 21 The Royal Court Affairs (RCA) represented by the Royal Camel Corps concluded the The post Camel beauty contest concludes in Barka appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 17:13 

Oman Observer

Al Musannah, Al Nahda, Saham and Ibri enter last 8...

MUSCAT, Jan 21 Al Musannah, Al Nahda, Saham and Ibri sealed berths in the quarterfinal round of the prestigious The post Al Musannah, Al Nahda, Saham and Ibri enter last 8 appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:51 

Oman Observer

US to review Yemen group's designation...

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden's administration will quickly revisit the designation of Yemen's Ansar Allah fighters as terrorists, his pick The post US to review Yemen group's designation appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:51 

Oman Observer

Dubai cancels non-essential surgery, live entertainment...

DUBAI: Dubai has suspended non-essential surgery for a month and live entertainment in hotels and restaurants until further notice as The post Dubai cancels non-essential surgery, live entertainment appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:50 

Oman Observer

Libyans agree to hold constitutional referendum...

CAIRO: Libyan envoys at UN-backed talks in Egypt agreed on Wednesday to hold a constitutional referendum before planned elections in The post Libyans agree to hold constitutional referendum appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:50 

Oman Observer

Israel, UAE agree renewable energy deal...

Israeli and Emirati companies have signed an inaugural agreement on renewable energy, officials said on Wednesday, as the Jewish state The post Israel, UAE agree renewable energy deal appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:50 

Oman Observer

China to impose COVID-19 tests on Lunar New Year travellers...

SHANGHAI/BEIJING: China plans to impose strict COVID-19 testing requirements during the Lunar New Year holiday season, when tens of millions The post China to impose COVID-19 tests on Lunar New Year travellers appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:49 

Oman Observer

Fire at India's Serum Institute kills 5...

NEW DELHI: A big fire on Thursday at the Serum Institute of India killed five people, a government official told The post Fire at India's Serum Institute kills 5 appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:49 

Oman Observer

Rescuers scramble to free trapped Chinese miners...

BEIJING: Chinese rescuers drilled deep into the ground on Thursday in an increasingly desperate bid to save 21 miners now The post Rescuers scramble to free trapped Chinese miners appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:48 

Oman Observer

Biden unveils sweeping COVID-19 plan...

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden's administration unveiled on Thursday its plan to turn the tide on COVID-19 in America, where 400,000 The post Biden unveils sweeping COVID-19 plan appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:48 

Oman Observer

EU leaders mull border closure to fight virus variants...

BRUSSELS: EU leaders grappled on Thursday with the threat of new coronavirus variants as wary countries push for a closure The post EU leaders mull border closure to fight virus variants appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:48 

Oman Observer

US resumes WHO support...

GENEVA: The United States on Thursday said it would resume its funding of the UN's health agency as President Joe The post US resumes WHO support appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 16:24 

Oman Observer

Sexton spoils debut of Brooklyn's Big Three...

LOS ANGELES: Collin Sexton scored a game-high 42 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a James Harden triple double and The post Sexton spoils debut of Brooklyn's Big Three appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 14:54 

Oman Observer

KLM halts long-haul flights...

KLM, the Dutch subsidiary of Air France KLM, will halt all its 270 weekly long-haul flights to the Netherlands from The post KLM halts long-haul flights appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 14:21 

Oman Observer

Ministry of Labour will hold press conference next week...

Muscat: The Ministry of Labour will hold a press conference on January 27, in coordination with the concerned authorities in The post Ministry of Labour will hold press conference next week appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 12:51 

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Authority of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Board meets...

Muscat: The Board of Directors of the Authority of Small and Medium Enterprises Development on Thursday held its first meeting The post Authority of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Board meets appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 12:43 

Oman Observer

Oman oil price declines 67 cents...

Muscat: Oman oil price (March Delivery 2020) on Thursday reached 55.56 US Dollars, comprising a decline by 67 cents from The post Oman oil price declines 67 cents appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 12:41 

Oman Observer

HM the Sultan congratulates Algerian President...

Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik has sent a cable of congratulations to President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of the People's The post HM the Sultan congratulates Algerian President appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 12:39 

Oman Observer

HM receives thanks cables from Emir of Kuwait...

Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik has received a cable of thanks from Shaikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jaber The post HM receives thanks cables from Emir of Kuwait appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 11:55 

Oman Observer

Final call for female musicians to join Expo 2020's Firdaus Women's Orchestra...

The final deadline for female musicians to submit their audition videos for Expo 2020's Firdaus Women's Orchestra and be in The post Final call for female musicians to join Expo 2020's Firdaus Women's Orchestra appeared first on Oman Obser...

 2021-01-21 10:38 

Oman Observer

Ministry of Labour: Online services back...

Muscat: The Ministry of Labour on Thursday confirmed the gradual return of its online service after they were suspended due The post Ministry of Labour: Online services back appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 09:58 

Oman Observer

MoH reports 169 new cases and one death...

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Thursday reported 169 new confirmed cases with coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number The post MoH reports 169 new cases and one death appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 08:33 

Oman Observer

Dubai cancels non-essential surgery, live entertainment as covid cases surge...

Dubai: Dubai has suspended non-essential surgery for a month and live entertainment in hotels and restaurants until further notice as The post Dubai cancels non-essential surgery, live entertainment as covid cases surge appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-21 08:21 

Oman Observer

'Democracy has prevailed': Biden begins U-turn from Trump...

Washington: Joe Biden took charge as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday with an upbeat call to The post 'Democracy has prevailed': Biden begins U-turn from Trump appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 18:08 

Oman Observer

Sultanate took tangible steps to enhance human rights...

MUSCAT: Oman Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has said that the Sultanate took tangible steps to foster human rights and preserve The post Sultanate took tangible steps to enhance human rights appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 18:08 

Oman Observer

72% of deaths in Oman due to lifestyle diseases...

MUSCAT, Jan 20 Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of all non-communicable disease deaths accounting for 36 per cent The post 72% of deaths in Oman due to lifestyle diseases appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 18:07 

Oman Observer

Assuming presidency, Biden says democracy has prevailed in US...

WASHINGTON: Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, vowing to end the 'uncivil The post Assuming presidency, Biden says democracy has prevailed in US appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:49 

Oman Observer

171 new Covid cases, zero deaths reported...

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday reported 171 new confirmed cases with coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number The post 171 new Covid cases, zero deaths reported appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:39 

Oman Observer

Covid-19 research findings to be out by July...

The Covid-19 Research Programme initiated in March 2020 by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MoHERI), has been The post Covid-19 research findings to be out by July appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:38 

Oman Observer

Omani architect wins Mohamed Makiya Prize...

Omani architect, Ali Jaffer al Lawati, has won the Mohamed Makiya Prize for Architecture 2020, which is also known as The post Omani architect wins Mohamed Makiya Prize appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:38 

Oman Observer

'Your Doc by Your Side' app to ease health services...

A smartphone application named 'Your doc by your side' will be launched on Tuesday under the auspices of Ridha bin The post 'Your Doc by Your Side' app to ease health services appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:37 

Oman Observer

Sultanate restricts entry on short visits...

Oman has now restricted the entry of visitors to the country on short visits. Close on the heels of closing The post Sultanate restricts entry on short visits appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:36 

Oman Observer

First phase of Maysan-Square Duqm project launched...

The first phase of the Maysan- Square Duqm project, which consists of an office complex, residential apartments, a business hotel The post First phase of Maysan-Square Duqm project launched appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:35 

Oman Observer

Gross Domestic Product stands at RO 18.2 billion...

MUSCAT: The Sultanate's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell by 16.5 per cent, reaching RO 18.189 billion at current market prices The post Gross Domestic Product stands at RO 18.2 billion appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:34 

Oman Observer

Artificial coral reefs in Sur...

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MoAFWR) on Wednesday signed an agreement with Haejoo Engineering and Construction The post Artificial coral reefs in Sur appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:34 

Oman Observer

Oman's role in supporting peace in region hailed...

MUSCAT: His Highness Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik bin Taimour al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs, received in his The post Oman's role in supporting peace in region hailed appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:32 

Oman Observer

GCC Secretary General highlights aspirations, challenges of group...

MUSCAT: The National Defence College (NDC) on Wednesday organised a lecture titled "GCC Aspirations and Challenges". The lecture was delivered The post GCC Secretary General highlights aspirations, challenges of group appeared first on Oman Observ...

 2021-01-20 17:31 

Oman Observer

MoL calls to boost workers occupational health, safety...

SALALAH, Jan 20 The Directorate of Labour Welfare in Dhofar Governorate organised a symposium on 'Occupational safety and health' The post MoL calls to boost workers occupational health, safety appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:19 

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Oman Observer - Oman Observer...

(L-R) Doug Emhoff, US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, incoming US First Lady Jill Biden, US President-elect Joe Biden, Missouri Senator The post appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 17:17 

Oman Observer

World powers hopeful for reset with US as Biden takes office...

WASHINGTON: Republican President Donald Trump left the White House on Wednesday after a tumultuous four years in office, hours before The post World powers hopeful for reset with US as Biden takes office appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 16:55 

Oman Observer

Grim picture emerges from glimpses of Ethiopia's Tigray war...

ROBBIE COREY-BOULET Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory in his military operation in the northern region of Tigray, The post Grim picture emerges from glimpses of Ethiopia's Tigray war appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 15:01 

Oman Observer

Marafi Asyad reports exponential increase in direct imports...

Muscat: ASYAD managed ports of Port Sultan Qaboos and Ports of Khasab, Suwaiq and Shinas, witnessed a 17% increase in The post Marafi Asyad reports exponential increase in direct imports appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 14:57 

Oman Observer

Oman oil crude rallies to break $56 mark...

Muscat: Oman oil price (March Delivery 2020) on Wednesday reached 56.23 US Dollars, comprising a rise by 1.17 US Dollar The post Oman oil crude rallies to break $56 mark appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-20 14:51 

Oman Observer

Sayyid Shihab receives French ambassador...

Muscat: HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik bin Taimour al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs received in his office The post Sayyid Shihab receives French ambassador appeared first on Oman Observer ....

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