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
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10 reasons why the Norway of the Middle East should be your next holiday destination - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

10 reasons why the Norway of the Middle East should be your next holiday destination
Telegraph.co.uk
Set against the Hajar Mountains and clad in smooth marble, this is the only mosque in Oman open to non-Muslims. It is one of the largest and most impressive structures in the region. Leave your shoes at the door, step inside the prayer hall and prepare ...



oman: Oman's Bank Muscat raising $500 mln syndicated loan ... - Times of India

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oman: Oman's Bank Muscat raising $500 mln syndicated loan ...
Times of India
DUBAI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Bank Muscat, Oman's largest bank by assets, is raising $500 million through a syndicated loan, banking sources familiar with the ...
Oman hires banks to lead multi-tranche US dollar bondsgulfnews.com
Oman's tourism sector set firmly on growth pathZawya

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VN Show: Slippery Oman, a makeover for Valverde - VeloNews (blog)

VeloNews (blog)

VN Show: Slippery Oman, a makeover for Valverde
VeloNews (blog)
Editor's note: This video includes images from TDW Sport, Su.sa.ab.alrawahi/YouTube, VeloNews.com, Flickr Creative Commons, and Grand County/YouTube. Last week the Tour of Oman replaced a section of road with a Slip-N-Slide, which (unsurprisingly) ...



US Marines, Omani Soldiers begin Exercise Sea Soldier 17 - U.S. Navy (press release)

U.S. Navy (press release)

US Marines, Omani Soldiers begin Exercise Sea Soldier 17
U.S. Navy (press release)
SALALAH, Oman - Launching from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) off the coast of Oman, more than 250 U.S. Marines and Sailors.

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New vehicle scanner to ease Oman border rush | GulfNews.com - gulfnews.com

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New vehicle scanner to ease Oman border rush | GulfNews.com
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Abu Dhabi: A new device that can quickly scan vehicles has been installed at Al Ain's Khatm Al Shiklah checkpoint bordering Oman, the Abu Dhabi Customs ...

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Emir of Kuwait Concludes Visit to Oman - Asharq Al-awsat English

Asharq Al-awsat English

Emir of Kuwait Concludes Visit to Oman
Asharq Al-awsat English
Damam Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jabir Al Sabah and his accompanying delegation left Oman on Wednesday after a three-day state visit to the country. Prior to his departure, the Emir of Kuwait thanked Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Omani ...

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32 arrested for illegally entering Oman - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

32 arrested for illegally entering Oman
Times of Oman
In cooperation with military and security agencies, the Royal Oman Police has arrested 32 infiltrators of various nationalities for entering the Sultanate illegally. 18 infiltrators were arrested in Dhofar Governorate, 10 in Al Buraimi Governorate, 2 ...



Growing plants without soil in Oman - Zawya

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Growing plants without soil in Oman
Zawya
I then bought books off Amazon and read them, and in 2014, went around visiting farms in Oman and took up the challenge. Also, at the same time, I observed that Salalah has a lot of coconut trees and an abundance of coconut fibre from which Coco Peat ...



Oman oil price rises 30 cents - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Oman oil price rises 30 cents
Times of Oman
Muscat: Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) said that Oman oil price (April delivery) reached 55.66 US dollars. The DME statement on Thursday said that the price of Oman oil rose 30 cents from the price of Wednesday, which was 55.36 US dollars.

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Bootleg cigarettes seized in Oman - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Bootleg cigarettes seized in Oman
Times of Oman
Muscat: Thousands of bags worth of illegal cigarettes and chewing tobacco were seized by Consumer Protection in Sur. The Public Authority for Consumer Protection has confiscated more than a thousand bags of contraband, including cigarrettes and ...