Oman

Country Oman
Capital Muscat
Continent Asia
Currency Rial(OMR)
Languages Arabic

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Introduction

The inhabitants of the area of Oman have long prospered on Indian Ocean trade. In the late 18th century, a newly established sultanate in Muscat signed the first in a series of friendship treaties with Britain. Over time, Oman's dependence on British political and military advisors increased, but it never became a British colony. In 1970, QABOOS bin Said al-Said overthrew the restrictive rule of his father; he has ruled as sultan ever since. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world while preserving the longstanding close ties with the UK. Oman's moderate, independent foreign policy has sought to maintain good relations with all Middle Eastern countries.

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Oman - Wikipedia
Oman - CIA World Fact Book
Oman - BBC
Oman - Timeline - BBC

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Oman weather: Schools closing, traffic signals knocked out - Times of Oman

Oman weather: Schools closing, traffic signals knocked out
Times of Oman
Muscat: Afternoon shifts of Indian School Muscat, Indian School Wadi Kabir and Indian School Darsait were cancelled today because of the bad weather, Wilson V George, chairman, Board of Directors for Indian Schools in Oman, said. Philippines School and ...

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Football: Five-star Oman rout Mali to enter CISM World Cup semifinals - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Football: Five-star Oman rout Mali to enter CISM World Cup semifinals
Times of Oman
In a one-sided quarterfinal match played at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Mohammed Taqi scored a brace as Oman overpowered their West African opponents for a 5-0 victory, making clear their intentions to go all the way and lift the trophy in the ...

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A chance for children in Oman to learn from Jacaranda Ensemble - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

A chance for children in Oman to learn from Jacaranda Ensemble
Times of Oman
The group, comprising five classical musicians, received critical acclaim during their tour of Oman around the same time last year, and will be looking to repeat their success this time around as well. Jacaranda will be conducting a workshop at the ...

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Pakistan Embassy in Oman targets 50000 WhatsApp group membership - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Pakistan Embassy in Oman targets 50000 WhatsApp group membership
Times of Oman
The Embassy has invited all Pakistanis, including students older than 16, to connect with the group and share the number with their Pakistani friends and family members in Oman. Photo-File. x. The Embassy has invited all Pakistanis, including students ...



Discover the hidden layers of Oman, where 'beauty has an address' - Economic Times

Economic Times

Discover the hidden layers of Oman, where 'beauty has an address'
Economic Times
After a couple of days in Oman, I discover that the spirit of this small country on the Arabian Peninsula is best reflected in its buildings — quiet, understated, and in pastel colours. It is only when I take a closer look that I spot the surprise ...

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Oman crime: Family members await bodies as Indians' deaths are probed - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Oman crime: Family members await bodies as Indians' deaths are probed
Times of Oman
“Musthafa and Najeeb had partnered two others (one Indian and an Omani citizen) to start this crusher plant in Thumrait. Both the friends used to visit Oman regularly on visit visas. They had worked very hard for the last one year but sadly they couldn ...



Oman can weather the 2017 storm, predict global experts - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Oman can weather the 2017 storm, predict global experts
Times of Oman
A collection of financial analysts from around the globe, speaking to Times of Oman, have reported that 2017 will be better than 2016 and the Sultanate will grow under a strong budget. And if oil prices continue to rally, the country's OMR3bn deficit ...
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Oman expects $60-70 oil prices by end-2017ArabianBusiness.com

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Oman transport: More than 3.7m used Mwasalat buses in 2016; fares to remain stable - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Oman transport: More than 3.7m used Mwasalat buses in 2016; fares to remain stable
Times of Oman
On the intercity lines, Mwasalat transported 277,039 travellers from Oman to the UAE. The highest percentage of Omani passengers was recorded at 45 per cent on the Ruwi–Mabelah route in the first week of January 2017. Omani passengers comprised 30 ...

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Oman Cricket: Times of Oman, Unique Elegant register victories - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Oman Cricket: Times of Oman, Unique Elegant register victories
Times of Oman
Opting to bat first, Times of Oman scored 184 runs in 20 overs. Despite an all-round performance by Mohammed Azeem, who scored 61 from 36 balls and took three wickets for 38, Mujtaba Ahmed's 54 and Imran Ali's 35, the team failed to secure bonus point ...



Oman tennis: Fatma Al Nabhani reaches doubles quarters in Egypt - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Oman tennis: Fatma Al Nabhani reaches doubles quarters in Egypt
Times of Oman
Muscat: Omani star Fatma Al Nabhani advanced to the doubles quarterfinals of the $15,000 ITF Pro Circuit Cairo tournament in Egypt on Tuesday. Fatma, who is taking part in the second of the back-to-back $15,000 Cairo tournaments, teamed up well with ...