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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Australia says its citizen freed in Yemen with Oman's help - ABC News

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Australia says its citizen freed in Yemen with Oman's help
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Australia's Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that an Australian citizen kidnapped in Yemen last year has been released following assistance by the sultanate of Oman. Oman's Foreign Ministry said the country helped free the Australian citizen ...
Oman flies 'missing' Australian out of Yemen: ministry9news.com.au
Australia citizen freed in Yemen with Oman's helpIrish Independent
Oman says Australian missing in Yemen located with help of tribesmenChannel NewsAsia
Times of Oman -Nasdaq -Yahoo7 News
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Aqib Ilyas' 55 sets up Oman's triumph over United States of America ... - ESPNcricinfo.com

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Aqib Ilyas' 55 sets up Oman's triumph over United States of America ...
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Oman avenged twin defeats at last year's WCL Division Four in Los Angeles with a four-wicket win via D/L Method over United States of America in Entebbe.
Oman surprises USA by four wickets in Division 3 opener - ICC CricketInternational Cricket Council
Cricket: Oman begin WCL Division 3 campaign with win over U.S. ...Times of Oman

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Oman Remains Firm on Borrowing Plans After Rating Demotion - Frontera News

Frontera News

Oman Remains Firm on Borrowing Plans After Rating Demotion
Frontera News
Oman seems to be intent on making the most of the emerging and frontier market debt boom this year. That is why, even after a credit rating downgrade to junk status by S&P Global Ratings, the country intends to issue more bonds this year. Oman's ...

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Companies in Oman told to follow midday break - gulfnews.com

Companies in Oman told to follow midday break
gulfnews.com
Muscat: Oman has announced midday break for workers between 12.30pm and 3.30pm for three months starting June 1, according to the Ministry of Manpower. “Work at all outdoor work sites, including construction, must stop between the given time, ...



Oman condemns Manchester concert attack - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Oman condemns Manchester concert attack
Times of Oman
Muscat: Oman has strongly condemned the Manchester concert attack which resulted in scores of deaths and injuries, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry. It reaffirmed Oman's stance towards discarding violence and terrorism of any source and ...

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Solar energy initiative 'Sahim' launched in Oman - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Solar energy initiative 'Sahim' launched in Oman
Times of Oman
“We are pleased to launch the first phase of this landmark initiative and do our part in advancing the deployment of renewable energy applications in Oman,” said Qais Saud Al Zakwani, Executive Director of the Authority. “Sahim is an initiative of ...

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Oman raises $2 billion sukuk with 4.397 pct profit rate -lead - Nasdaq

Nasdaq

Oman raises $2 billion sukuk with 4.397 pct profit rate -lead
Nasdaq
DUBAI, May 24 (Reuters) - Oman has raised $2 billion in Islamic bonds, pricing at par a seven-year sukuk with a profit rate of 4.397 percent, a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal showed. The order book for Oman's bond was in excess of ...
Oman tightens price on $2b sukuk amid rush of ordersgulfnews.com
Oman's first Sukuk programme by Meethaq opens for subscriptionCPI Financial

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Oman-US relations to stay strong: Envoy - Times Of Oman - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Oman-US relations to stay strong: Envoy - Times Of Oman
Times of Oman
The US envoy was speaking at a function to mark the 241st anniversary of the Independence of America. x. The US envoy was speaking at a function to mark the ...
His Majesty the Sultan presides over Council of Ministers - Oman ...Muscat Daily

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Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre gears up for Layali Ramadan - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre gears up for Layali Ramadan
Times of Oman
The inaugural OCEC Ramadan event will feature a sumptuous Iftar banquet in the concourse and a special themed exhibition hall and will boast a wide selection of Omani and international cuisines to suit all palates. Over 1,000 people could be hosted per ...



Oman bus crash survivor tells of terror night - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Oman bus crash survivor tells of terror night
Times of Oman
“I didn't know what was going on, I was in pain, and I remember seeing an Omani family by my side,” he said. “A Pakistani driver named Saleem came forward to help me, and he broke the window glass to get me out. I can't recall much, but I was made to ...