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Oman has launched an aggressive drive to recruit more of its local citizens in its private sector. (Shutterstock)
December 16, 2018 - 10:14 GMT
Expats make up almost 90 percent of Oman’s private sector workforce, which the government has been trying to reduce through its Omanization policies.
Iran and Oman have had good economic relations from old times and the ties have even expanded in recent years due to extended bank cooperation between the two countries. (Shutterstock)
December 13, 2018 - 07:39 GMT
A senior provincial official announced that Iran and Oman have launched a direct sea route between their strategic ports which would facilitate trade exchanges between the two countries.
Earlier this week, the Ministry of Manpower announced that companies will have to secure the ministry’s go ahead before they can hire expats. (Shutterstock)
December 11, 2018 - 01:32 GMT
Oman’s Ministry of Manpower is considering extending the expatriate visa ban that was implemented early this year, national daily Times of Oman reported.
Netanyahu reveals that Oman has given Israeli airline El Al permission to enter its airspace (Twitter)
December 10, 2018 - 14:49 GMT
Oman's ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said has given Israeli airliner El Al permission to fly over its airspace, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
Companies with unclear Omanization policies will be given a yellow signal, while companies that fall short of meeting their quotas will receive a red signal, barring them from moving forward with hiring expat employees. (Shutterstock)
December 10, 2018 - 03:39 GMT
Oman-based companies will have to secure the Ministry of Manpower’s go ahead before they can hire expats, local daily Times of Oman reported this week.
It is designed to form the cornerstone of the Duqm Special Economic Zone, Oman's next industrial center. (Shutterstock)
December 06, 2018 - 10:41 GMT
Duqm Refinery, a joint venture between Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI also known as Q8), signed on Tuesday seven loan agreements worth USD 4.6 billion with local, regional and international financiers.
The expo is a good opportunity to strengthen the relations between Qatar and Oman. (Shutterstock)
December 04, 2018 - 07:12 GMT
Minister of Economy and Industry HE Ali bin Ahmed al Kuwari and President of General Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development in Oman Yahia bin Saeed al Jabri inaugurated the 2018 edition of the Made in Qatar exhibition Muscat on Monday.
Abdulwahab bin Abdullah Al Hanai, Chairman of Oman Dispute Resolution and Arbitration for Sport Committee. Supplied Photo
December 02, 2018 - 09:34 GMT
Sheikh Abdulwahab bin Abdullah Al Hanai, Chairman of Oman Dispute Resolution and Arbitration for Sport Committee...
Remittances in Oman have dropped this year, as numbers of expats in the country continue to decline. (Shutterstock)
December 02, 2018 - 09:20 GMT
Remittances in Oman have dropped this year, as numbers of expats in the country continue to decline, according to local daily Times of Oman.
The Iranian oil minister reiterated that he expected it to expedite the preliminaries to start piping Iranian gas to Oman. (Shutterstock)
November 19, 2018 - 09:59 GMT
A senior Iranian energy official announced that the country is holding negotiations with Oman to export gas to the Persian Gulf Arab state.
Oman Football Association logo
November 14, 2018 - 16:58 GMT
Oman Football Association (OFA) confirmed on Wednesday that it will hold Asian football’s most prestigious annual celebrations...
Turkey's Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MUSIAD) opened a representative office in Oman. (Shutterstock)
November 14, 2018 - 07:00 GMT
Turkey's Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MUSIAD) opened a representative office in Oman, the business body announced on Tuesday.
Out of the 346 workers who were arrested, 169 were “fugitive workers”, 162 were “freelance workers” and 15 were undocumented workers. (Shutterstock)
November 13, 2018 - 07:31 GMT
A total of 346 expats were arrested, while an additional 446 were deported in one week, the Ministry of Manpower has announced.
The marathon is scheduled to take place from November 16 to 22.
November 11, 2018 - 06:09 GMT
Extreme sports lovers from across the globe will descend on Oman when the sixth edition of Oman Desert Marathon, the...
Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz and PM Netanyahu (Twitter)
November 07, 2018 - 08:37 GMT
An Israeli minister is visiting Oman, following a controversial trip by the regime’s premier to the sultanate, for talks on a railway project as Tel Aviv moves to make its secret ties with the Gulf Arab monarchies public.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on October 26, 2018 shows him (L) meeting with Oman's Sultan Qaboos in the Omani capital Muscat. (AFP/File)
November 06, 2018 - 08:59 GMT
Israeli Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Yisrael Katz arrived Sunday to Oman on an official visit to take part in an international transportation conference.