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  • Oman Air disables in-flight maps naming Gulf ‘Persian’

    MUSCAT: Oman Air has switched off an in-flight map system that labelled the waterway between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, the subject of a bitter naming dispute, as the “Persian Gulf”...

    One Twitter user called the map “a resounding scandal”, while another said Oman had “said goodbye to Arabism”...

  • HSBC Bank Oman agrees to sell Pakistan business to Meezan Bank

    DUBAI: HSBC Bank Oman has agreed to sell its banking business in Pakistan to Meezan Bank , a sharia-compliant Pakistani lender, it said on Sunday...

    Also read: HSBC to axe 50,000 jobs in radical overhaulThe sale, at a small discount to the net asset value of the business, will not materially impact the full-year profits of HSBC Bank Oman, it said...

  • Junior Asia Cup: Pakistan thrash Oman 7-1 to top group

    KARACHI: Pakistan taught a lesson to lowly ranked Oman by inflicting a 7-1 defeat on them to stretch their unbeaten run in the eighth junior Asia Cup hockey tournament in Kuantan, Malaysia, on Tuesday...

    According to results, the triumph helped Pakistan top four-team group B after beating Bangladesh and South Korea...

  • Resilient Oman hold Pakistan to 2-2 draw

    LAHORE: Two fine goals by Fahad Hassan Juma helped Oman U-18 hockey team staged a fine comeback to hold their Pakistan counterparts to a 2-2 draw here at the National Hockey Stadium on Friday...

    Around four Pakistan players went off the ground due to cramps during the match which raised questions on the poor fitness level of the players...

  • Pakistan hockey team for Oman event to be named today

    KARACHI: Pakistan hockey team for the coming three-nation hockey tournament being held in Muscat will be announced at the end of the two-day trials at the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium on Thursday...

    Besides Pakistan, Japan and Oman are the other two teams in the event...

  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I first heard about Asghar Khan, who was at the time a wing commander, from my instructor at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy in Risalpur, who narrated to me the historic event of Jinnah’s visit to...

  • Oman’s FM meets Assad in Damascus

    BEIRUT: Oman’s foreign minister and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met in Damascus on Monday and discussed ideas that have been put forward to address the Syrian crisis, the Syrian state news agency Sana said...

    Oman, a US-allied Gulf Arab state, sees itself as a conciliator in a volatile region and has a history of constructive relations with Syria’s other close ally, Iran...

  • Oman, Afghanistan claim final World T20 spots

    DUBLIN: Oman’s fairytale rise as a cricket nation continued on Thursday when they qualified for next year’s World Twenty20 in India...

    Victory also saw the International Cricket Council grant Oman, coached by former Sri Lanka captain Duleep Mendis, and with ex-England all-rounder Derek Pringle recently recruited as a technical adviser, full Twenty20 status...

  • Oman’s foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

    A 60-day festival draws about 50,000 people nightly for dagger-dance competitions, musical performances and Sufi exorcisms performed in celebration of Oman’s cultural diversity of Arab, African and Asian roots intertwined by the summer rain clouds...

    The port town of Salalah, Oman’s second-largest city at 200,000 people, swells with visitors from across the Arab world...

  • Oman counts on Chinese billions to build desert boomtown

    DUQM: In the remote desert along Oman’s southern coast, construction machines hired by a Chinese consortium are levelling an expanse of pale orange sand — a first step towards billions of dollars of investment...

    Over the past year the Chinese have become key to Oman’s effort to transform Duqm, a fishing village 550 km (345 miles) south of Muscat, into an industrial centre that will help the country diversify its economy beyond oil...

  • In desert of Oman, a gateway to life on Mars

    The “analogue astronauts” of the Austrian Space Forum — a volunteer-based collective — have arrived in Oman to begin preparations for a four-week simulation mission due to begin next year...

    And we found it here in Oman,” Alexander Soucek, the lead flight director of the AMADEE-18 mission, told AFP...

  • New Afghan peace talks likely in Oman next week

    KABUL: Representatives of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States will meet in Oman next week to discuss reviving peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, an Afghan official and a Pakistani foreign ministry source said on Wednesday...

    The four-nation Quadrila­teral Coordination Group (QGC), comprising Afghani­stan, China, Pakistan and the United States, has been trying to ease the path to direct talks between the Afghan...

  • US transfers six Guantanamo detainees to Oman

    WASHINGTON: Washington has transferred six inmates from its Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman, the Pentagon said on Saturday, as part of a drive by President Barack Obama to close the controversial jail...

    “The United States is grateful to the government of Oman for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing US efforts to close the Guantanamorld lao Bay detention facility,” a statement said...

  • Embassy in Oman

    I AM a Pakistani professional working in Oman for the last more than five years...

    Early in the morning if you take a stroll in the embassy area (Madina-tul-Haq) of Muscat city, a long queue is visible in front of the Pakistan embassy...

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