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Latest news from Yourmiddleeast.com - Oman feed

  1. Chinese investors launch Oman industrial project

    09.21 / 16:05 yourmiddleeast.com Yourmiddleeast.com - Oman
    Chinese investors signed a deal last year to finance a series of industrial projects on the nearly 12 square-kilometre (5 -square-mile) site on the Indian ocean, 550 kilometres (340 miles) south of the capital Muscat.The first stage of the project is worth $3.2 billion (three billion euros) according to the project's…
  2. Omanis vote in municipal elections

    09.21 / 16:05 yourmiddleeast.com Yourmiddleeast.com - Oman
    Ruled by Sultan Qaboos since 1970, Oman has made tentative steps in recent years towards reform, though political parties remain banned.In 1994 it became the first Gulf monarchy to give the vote to women and in 2011 Qaboos decreed that elections be held for municipal…
  3. Kerry in Oman for Yemen peace talks

    09.21 / 16:05 yourmiddleeast.com Yourmiddleeast.com - Oman
    ONA news agency said Kerry will be in the Gulf sultanate for two days, in one of his last trips as secretary of state before President Barack Obama's administration ends on January 20.He is scheduled to hold talks on Monday with Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi and to meet ruler Sultan…
  4. From pariahs to pets: dogs find a home in Oman

    09.21 / 16:05 yourmiddleeast.com Yourmiddleeast.com - Oman
    They may be man's best friend to millions around the globe, but in the Islamic world dogs have traditionally been shunned because tradition holds that they are unclean.In a suburb of Muscat, a 35-room "hotel" with a difference stands as a testament to the turnaround in pooch fortunes in the Gulf…