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Muscat - 
The event was attended by top officials, diplomats, senior executives and other dignitaries.
Muscat - 
The tour will be held from February 17 to 22 next year
Muscat - 
The ROP, in collaboration with other departments, last week arrested 81 infiltrators of different nationalities from across the country.
Muscat - 
The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) will be conducting a household survey of Omanis from Sunday.
Muscat - 
Kuwait’s 5-0 routing raises expectations of another spectacular show by Oman
Muscat - 
Lawyers say that knowing their rights can help solve matters easily.
Muscat - 
PEIE has attracted around RO550mn in local and foreign investments, Hamad al Hasani said
Muscat - 
In conjunction with 44th National Day celebrations, Omani artist Salim al Harthy is holding an exhibition of his paintings at Bait Muzna Gallery.

23,779 cases received till mid-2014, Public Prosecution says in report

Muscat - 
The Public Prosecution recently published a report, on the occasion of the 44th National Day highlighting its role in ensuring justice to all and spreading legal awareness.

Expert from UK to advice Oman on agrobiodiversity conservation

Muscat - 
A British expert on genetic conservation, who has worked on numerous international projects, will advise the Oman Animal and Plant Genetic Resources Center (OAPGRC) on implementing a national plant agrobiodiversity conservation strategy.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, former EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meet for talks on the sidelines of nuclear talks with Iran aimed at settling a dispute over Iran's nuclear program at the Palais Coburg in Vienna. (AFP)

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - 
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday "serious gaps" remained in talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna as a European source said it looked impossible to strike a comprehensive nuclear deal by Monday's deadline.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. (AFP)

Russia regime change West's real aim in Ukraine row: Lavrov

Kiev - 
Russia on Saturday accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the Ukraine conflict in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War.
VIDEOS

Resurgent Oman eyes spot in final

Resurgent Oman eyes spot in final
Le Guen’s Red Warriors meet Qatar in Gulf Cup semifinals today

Oman settles for beach handball silver in Phuket

Sultanate goes down 0-2 to Qatar in title showdown; beach soccer team routs Uzbekistan to finish fifth

RC44 Oman Cup: Team Nika extends lead, in sight of overall title

Team Nika sealed a crucial race win on Saturday to emerge as the favourite for clinching the overall title after it logged 26 points in the RC44 Oman Cup

Local Round-Up

Royal Challengers lifts Rusayl Cup

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Coursing, In History

A fly on the wall of Saint Malo, famed city of Corsairs

Catching Them Young

Experts call for three-phased driving licence system to curb the high rate of young drivers involved in accidents

4 Jackets Perfect For Fall

The Muscat weather has finally turned and it’s time to enjoy some layers.

CBO to issue RO200mn in development bonds

Muscat - 
The CBO is preparing to launch a RO200mn government development bond (GDBs) issue

Oil Ministry, Medco Arabia and Intaj signs deal for Block 56

Muscat - 
The Ministry of Oil & Gas (MOG) on Thursday signed an exploration and production sharing agreement with Medco Arabia Ltd and local company Intaj LLC for Block 56.

Sultanate ranked 5th in Economic Freedom Arab World 2014 report

Muscat - 
Oman ranked fifth out of 22 members of the Arab League in the Economic Freedom of the Arab World 2014 report, launched at the Economic Freedom of the Arab World Conference in Amman, Jordan.

Oman records October inflation of 1.02%: NCSI

Muscat - 
The sultanate’s annual rate of inflation stood at 1.02 per cent in October. On a month-on-month, prices were up 0.12 per cent.

Qatar posted highest GCC inflation in Sept

Muscat - 
Qatar recorded the highest overall inflation rate, of 3.6 per cent, among GCC member states in September, according to the Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-Stat).

Salalah port faces challenges in transshipment operations

Muscat - 
Our future success is tied to development of the Salalah Freezone, says chairman

CBO calls on auditors to maintain professionalism

Muscat - 
The Central Bank of Oman has called upon external auditors to maintain a high degree of professionalism and ethics while conducting the audit of financial institutions.

Asia-Pacific bankers, regulators converge for ABA conference

Muscat - 
Over 100 leading bankers and regulators from around the Asia-Pacific region have converged in Oman to attend the 31st Asian Bankers Association (ABA) general meeting and conference

MB Holding and Al Marjan divest Ahlibank stake to OIF, Ominvest

Muscat - 
Transaction involved 197.07mn shares, or 15.2% of bank capital

Bank Sohar names Musafir as GM

Muscat - 
Bank Sohar has appointed Rashad Ali al Musafir as its general manager.
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