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    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...

  • China strongly condemns attack on Karachi embassy

    Beijing on Friday strongly condemned a foiled terror attack which targeted the Chinese Consulate in Karachi and urged Pakistan to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens in the country...

    At least seven people ? two policemen, two civilians and three terrorists ? were killed in the attack targeting the embassy, which also serves as the residence for Chinese diplomats and other staff...

  • 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 US embassy in Islamabad did not comment for the report...

  • 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...

  • US confirms envoy met Houthi militia in Oman

    WASHINGTON: The United States confirmed on Tuesday for the first time that a US ambassador has held talks with Yemen’s Shia Houthi militia in Oman...

    Washington’s top diplomat for the Near East, Anne Patterson, had a number of meetings in Oman with parties involved in the Yemen conflict “including with representatives of the Huthi,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said...

  • Two Pakistanis among 18 killed in Oman

    DUBAI: Two Pakistanis were among 18 people killed in an accident in Oman early on Tuesday morning...

    According to police, a bus travelling through western Oman’s desert crashed into a truck and a passing car later slammed into the wreckage, killing at least 18 people and injuring 16 others...

  • Oman to encourage household generation of solar power

    MUSCAT: Oman will encourage households to generate electricity with solar panels and feed it into the national grid, Qais al-Zakwani, executive director of the Authority for Electricity Regulation, said on Monday...

    The policy could put Oman in the forefront of Middle East nations promoting widespread use of solar power...

  • Newcomers Oman restrict Ireland

    DHARAMSHALA: World Twenty20 debutants Oman did well to curtail Ireland to a total of 5-154 in their opening qualifying fixture in Dharamshala at the HPCA Stadium on Wednesday...

    Ireland skipper William Porterfield led the way for Ireland after he elected to bat first, hitting 29 from 28 balls including one of only two sixes in the innings, as Oman initially kept things tight on a two-paced wicket...

  • Oman stun Ireland in World T20 qualifiers

    DHARAMSALA: World Twenty20 debutants Oman stunned Ireland by two wickets in a thrilling last-over finish on Wednesday with lower-order batsman Aamer Ali's 32-run blitz achieving the target with two balls to spare...

    Oman openers Zeeshan Maqsood and Khawal Ali provided a 69-run opening stand only to see the middle-order give it away with the side reeling at 90 for five after 14 overs...

  • Heavy rain kills six in UAE, Oman: media

    MUSCAT: Torrential rain in northern Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has killed six people this week, local media reported Thursday...

    The two fatalities brought Oman's death toll to five, the paper said...

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