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 2022-06-30 13:41 

Oman Observer

Four Sudan protesters killed in mass rallies against army rule...

Khartoum: At least four Sudanese demonstrators were killed on Thursday as the security forces sought to quash mass rallies of protesters demanding an end to military rule, pro-demo......

 2022-06-30 13:40 

Oman Observer

Israel faces fifth election in less than four years...

Jerusalem: Israeli lawmakers dissolved parliament on Thursday, forcing the country's fifth election in less than four years, with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid set to take over a......

 2022-06-30 13:31 

Oman Observer

Russia abandons Snake Island in victory for Ukraine...

KYIV: Russian forces abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island on Thursday, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen the grip of Russia's blockade on Uk......

 2022-06-30 13:31 

Oman Observer

Philippines starts new era of Marcos rule...

MANILA: Ferdinand Marcos, the son of the Philippine ruler overthrown in a popular uprising 36 years ago, was sworn in as the country's president on Thursday, promising to striv......

 2022-06-30 13:30 

Oman Observer

Sri Lanka eyes trimming presidential powers amid unrest...

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's government on Thursday proposed amending the constitution to trim presidential powers and beef up anti-corruption powers to help shore up stability and def......

 2022-06-30 13:30 

Oman Observer

Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes', Xi says on rare visit...

HONG KONG: Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and "risen from the ashes", China's President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, as he arrived in the former British colony......

 2022-06-30 13:30 

Oman Observer

Cairo's floating heritage risks being towed away...

Cairo: Dozens of vibrantly coloured floating homes have for decades dotted the banks of the River Nile, rare havens of leafy seclusion in the Egyptian capital's hustle and bust......

 2022-06-30 13:17 

Oman Observer

Biden offers fresh aid to Ukraine as Nato prepares for long fight...

MADRID: President Joe Biden said on Thursday the United States will provide another $800 million in weapons and military aid to Ukraine, hailing the courage of Ukrainians since Rus......

 2022-06-30 12:44 

Oman Observer

US Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions...

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Thursday imposed limits on the federal government's authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in......

 2022-06-30 09:46 

Oman Observer

Royal Office minister receives ambassador of Germany...

Muscat: Gen Sultan Mohammed al Numani, Minister of the Royal Office received on Thursday Friedrich Schneider, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Sultanate of Oman......

 2022-06-30 09:43 

Oman Observer

RNO Commander receives British Maritime Component Commander...

Muscat: Rear Admiral Saif Nasser al Rahbi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) received in his office at Muaskar Al Murtafaa on Thursday Commodore Adrian Fryer, Commander of......

 2022-06-30 07:34 

Oman Observer

More rains expected from Sunday: Met Office...

Muscat: Oman's Met Office on Thursday said depression in Northern India likely to bring clouds towards Oman's sky from Sunday, resulting more rains. "Forecasts indicat......

 2022-06-30 05:40 

Oman Observer

EA rescues injured vulture...

Muscat: The Environment Authority (EA), represented by the Office for Conservation of the Environment (OCE), in cooperation with the Environment Society of Oman (ESO), released a l......

 2022-06-30 05:36 

Oman Observer

Eid Al Adha holidays announced in Oman...

Muscat: Oman on Thursday announced Eid Al Adha holidays for the public and private sectors will start from Friday, July 8, until Tuesday, July 12. Work will resume on Wednesday, Ju......

 2022-06-30 05:36 

Oman Observer

Eid Al Adha holiday announced in Oman...

Muscat: Eid Al Adha holiday 1443 AH for employees in the State's Administrative Apparatus and other legal entities, as well as establishments of the private sector will be from Fri......

 2022-06-30 04:51 

Oman Observer

Marcos Jr sworn in as Philippine president...

Manila: The son of the Philippines' late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was sworn in as president Thursday, completing a decades-long effort to restore the clan to the country's......

 2022-06-29 14:22 

Oman Observer

Media role vital in highlighting Oman Vision 2040 achievements...

MUSCAT: An amount of RO 159 million was saved after reviewing the budgets proposed by government institutions within the plan of the Digital Transformation Programme 2021-2025.This......

 2022-06-29 13:33 

Oman Observer

Onsor Technologies ranks 2nd in 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award...

Onsor Technologies, a subsidiary of Oman Information and Communication Technology Company, has won the second place (runner-up) in the modern device category in 2022 Microsoft Part......

 2022-06-29 13:31 

Oman Observer

Oman and Egypt are example of Arab relations...

Muscat: Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidy, Foreign Minister described Oman-Egypt relationship as 'an example of the Arab-Arab relations'. In an interview with Al Ahram Al Arabi,......

 2022-06-29 13:30 

Oman Observer

Omran develops zip line facility...

Developed by Omran, the Sultanate of Oman's new zip line is an exciting new attraction that promises fun for guests around the year."The zip line facility is an exciting attra......

 2022-06-29 13:27 

Oman Observer

Curtains come down on Al Dakhiliyah film fest...

NIZWA: Al Dakhiliyah International Film Festival, organised by the Omani Association for Cinema and Theatre in cooperation with the Office of the Governor of Al Dakhiliyah, has con......

 2022-06-29 13:24 

Oman Observer

Deal to study link between triglycerides, CVD...

MUSCAT: An agreement was signed between the Medical Research Centre at Sultan Qaboos University and Abbott Laboratories Company to conduct a research study at the level of the Arab......

 2022-06-29 13:21 

Oman Observer

Iran, US indirect talks going on in 'serious' atmosphere...

DUBAI: Iran's foreign ministry said indirect, EU-mediated talks between Tehran and Washington in the Qatari capital were proceeding in a "serious" atmosphere, denying an earlier re......

 2022-06-29 13:20 

Oman Observer

A Palestinian bride celebrates in the rubble of her demolished home...

TEL AVIV: Palestinian Rabeha Rajabi did not think she would be holding her wedding celebrations in the rubble of her own home in occupied East Jerusalem, until Israeli authorities......

 2022-06-29 13:18 

Oman Observer

Nato vows to modernise Ukraine's military...

MADRID/KYIV: Nato on Wednesday branded Russia the most "direct threat" to allied security after Moscow's attack on Ukraine and vowed to modernise the beleaguered Ukra......

 2022-06-29 13:18 

Oman Observer

10 people arrested as Netherlands farmers hold fresh protests...

AMSTERDAM: Dutch farmers have protested for the third day in a row against planned environmental regulations. At the German border, the A1 motorway near Oldenzaal was blocked with......

 2022-06-29 13:17 

Oman Observer

Yoga practitioners hail its positive benefits to life...

Muscat: The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on June 21 since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly.Recently, the Observer spok......

 2022-06-29 13:17 

Oman Observer

Trump tried to join Capitol riot: aide...

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of his presidential limousine on January 6, 2021, when his security detail declined to take him to the US Capitol where hi......

 2022-06-29 13:17 

Oman Observer

Queen meets Scotland's leader after referendum announcement...

Queen Elizabeth II met Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the day after the politician put her government on collision course with London by announcing plans to hold an......

 2022-06-29 13:16 

Oman Observer

Ecuador's president survives impeachment vote...

Ecuador's president survived an impeachment vote on Tuesday, as negotiations to end more than two weeks of cost-of-living protests by Indigenous groups were suspended following......

 2022-06-29 13:15 

Oman Observer

Owners distraught as historic Nile houseboats removed...

Owners of the Nile's famous houseboats in the heart of Egypt's capital are having their homes demolished and towed away as authorities impound what they say are unlicensed......

 2022-06-29 13:15 

Oman Observer

Save the beaches!...

Beach destinations are among the most popular for summer vacations, and the Sultanate of Oman is known for its wealth of clean and attractive beaches, which are ranked as national......

 2022-06-29 12:11 

Oman Observer

First day of Eid Al Adha announced in Oman...

Muscat: The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs on Wednesday announced that the first day of Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH will start tomorrow Thursday, June 30, 2022.Hence, first d......

 2022-06-29 12:11 

Oman Observer

First day of Eid al Adha on July 9...

The Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs on Wednesday announced that the first day of Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH will start from Thursday (June 30). Hence, the first day of Eid al Adha......

 2022-06-29 11:59 

Oman Observer

Tender Board awards projects worth over RO 49m...

Muscat: The Tender Board on Wednesday held its 3rd meeting for 2022 under the chairmanship of Dr Said Mohammed al Saqri, Minister of Economy, Chairman of the Tender Board. The Boar......

 2022-06-29 10:41 

Oman Observer

Oman affirms commitment to environment protection...

Lisbon: Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Environment Authority, is taking part in the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, being hel......

 2022-06-29 10:33 

Oman Observer

Motorist held for crossing flooded wadi: ROP...

Muscat: Al Dakhiliyah Governorate Police Command has arrested a citizen on charges of crossing an overflowing wadi and endangering his life in the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhadhar.L......

 2022-06-29 09:53 

Oman Observer

28 usufruct pacts inked in North Al Sharqiyah...

Ibra: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning on Wednesday signed 28 land development (usufruct) agreements in the agricultural, livestock and industrial sectors in the Governor......

 2022-06-29 09:01 

Oman Observer

Foreign minister receives ambassador of Belgium...

Muscat: Sayyid Badr Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, received here on Wednesday Dominique Mineur, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Sultanate of Oman, to bid her farew......

 2022-06-29 08:55 

Oman Observer

Pact inked to develop digital system for Children's Public Library...

Muscat: Omani India Fertilizer company (OMIFCO) and the Children's Public Library here on Wednesday signed an agreement to support the project of developing a digital system for th......

 2022-06-29 08:51 

Oman Observer

Oman participates in AGFUND meeting...

Riyadh: The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Social Development, took part in the 25th meeting of the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), held in Riyadh,......

 2022-06-29 08:49 

Oman Observer

British delegation visits MSC...

Muscat: A delegation from the United Kingdom (UK) headed by Commodore Adrian Fryer, Commander of the Maritime Component Command on Wednesday visited the Maritime Security Centre (M......

 2022-06-29 07:59 

Oman Observer

Mwasalat doubles bus frequency between Muscat and Salalah...

Muscat: Mwasalat, Oman's national transportation company, has decided to increasing the number of daily bus trips from Muscat to Salalah back and forth from 3 to 6 trips.The co......

 2022-06-28 13:44 

Oman Observer

LEADERS REVIEW HISTORICAL RELATIONS...

MUSCAT: His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and President Abdel Fattah el Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt, held a bilateral meeting at the Al Alam Palace on Tuesday morning.The......

 2022-06-28 12:31 

Oman Observer

Chlorine gas leak kills 13 in Jordan port...

AQABA: Thirteen people were killed, including at least four Asian migrants, when toxic chlorine gas escaped on the dockside in the Jordanian Red Sea port of Aqaba, officials said.M......

 2022-06-28 12:30 

Oman Observer

G7 ends with message of unity on Ukraine...

ELMAU: The leaders of the G7 group of wealthy nations concluded a summit in Germany on Tuesday during which they were able to project a message of unity in the face of Russia's......

 2022-06-28 12:29 

Oman Observer

About 50 migrants dead in Texas truck tragedy...

SAN ANTONIO: US police on Tuesday were investigating the grim discovery of about 50 bodies in and around a trailer truck abandoned in sweltering heat near the Texas city of San Ant......

 2022-06-28 12:27 

Oman Observer

Scottish govt seeks independence vote in 2023...

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the Scottish parliament would publish an independence referendum bill with a planned date for a vote on secession to take place on......

 2022-06-28 12:26 

Oman Observer

14 dead in India building collapse...

At least 14 people were killed after monsoon rains caused a four-storey building to collapse in Indian megacity Mumbai, authorities said. City officials said the structure, located......

 2022-06-28 12:26 

Oman Observer

Sri Lanka opens oil market to foreign firms...

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka announced it was opening its oil market to foreign competition, a day after chronic fuel shortages forced a nationwide halt to petrol and diesel sales. The......

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