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Sultan Qaboos, the ruler of Oman, dies at 79

Sultan Qaboos, the ruler of Oman, dies at 79

By Habib Toumi Muscat: Sultan Qaboos bin Said, a ruler who embodied Oman as he led its transformation from a sleepy enclave into a modern state, was laid to rest on Saturday. Qaboos, 79, ruled for almost five decades, having replaced his father as the Sultan of the country on the on the southeastern coast […]

Kazakhstan, Oman agree to ease visa restrictions

Kazakhstan, Oman agree to ease visa restrictions

Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan and Oman have agreed to ease visa restrictions for their nationals visiting each other’s country. Visas have been waived for Omani citizens visiting Kazakhstan starting September 30. Under the regime, an Omani citizen could stay up to 30 days in Kazakhstan without the need of a visa, the press service of the Kazakh […]

YouTube kidnapping prank backfires; two people arrested

YouTube kidnapping prank backfires; two people arrested

 Muscat: Police in Oman have arrested two men after what turned out to be a prank kidnapping video incited outrage from thousands of people in the Gulf country. In the video two masked men approached a vehicle with four children talking on the back seats. Upon seeing the two men at a distance, one of […]

Major news in Oman on April 25

<Top N> Major news in Oman on April 25

Top news in <Oman Observer>: Major push to development march news@theasian.asia

Oman on 14 Mar 2012

<Top N> Oman on 14 Mar 2012

Oman on 14 Mar 2012 <Times of Oman>: Call to protect human rights

Naval Excercise Makes Tension in Middle East

Naval Excercise Makes Tension in Middle East

Iranian soldiers attend naval maneuvers dubbed Velayat 90 on the Sea of Oman, Iran, on Dec. 31, 2011. Deputy Commander of Iran’s Navy Rear Admiral Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi said Sunday that for the first time, Iran test fired anti-radar, mid-range missile “successfully” in the ongoing naval drills in its southern waters, the official IRNA news […]

Saudi Hosts 32nd GCC Summit

Saudi Hosts 32nd GCC Summit

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah (L) and Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said enter the meeting room before the opening of the 32nd Summit of the GCC Supreme Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 19, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Wang Bo> news@theasian.asia

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