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Debt-ridden Indian budget carrier SpiceJet's Muscat-Ahmedabad direct flights were not affected on Wednesday when the airline had to ground its entire fleet after oil firms refused to refuel its aircraft.
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Oman is all set to host two more Indian weddings in January and March after hosting one last month.
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There has been a marginal rise in the total fisheries catch recorded in Q3 of 2014 compared to the same period last year.
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The hotels contacted on the issue said that they had mixed-use pool facilities, and not many had female instructors.
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City Seasons was adjudged the Best Luxury City Hotel for 2014 at the eighth annual World Luxury Hotel Awards in Cape Town, South Africa, recently.
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A 30ft Christmas tree was lit up on Tuesday at Shangri-La’s Barr al Jissah Resort and Spa as part of the year-end festive activities.
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The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is looking to cast ‘extras’ for two of its upcoming productions in January 2015.
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This marks Sohar Islamic’s first award and a significant milestone in its journey towards becoming a leader in the Islamic banking sector.

Oman condemns terrorist attack on Pakistan schoolchildren

Muscat - 
Oman on Wednesday condemned the terrorist attack on a school carried out by Taliban in Peshawar in Pakistan on Tuesday, resulting in the deaths of 141 children and staff.
People pray for the victims at Pakistan Social Club on Wednesday (Muscat Daily)

Prayer meets held for victims of Pakistan school massacre

Muscat - 
The Pakistan Social Club (PSC) on Wednesday held a prayer meet (Q’uran Khuwani) for victims of the Peshawar army school massacre.

Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

Geneva - 
World powers resumed negotiations with Iran on Wednesday over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, more than three weeks after they last met and gave themselves another seven months to strike a deal.

EU court strikes Hamas from terror blacklist

Luxembourg - 
The Palestinian group Hamas must be removed from the EU's terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen for the time being, a European court ruled on Wednesday.

Local Round-Up

Local Round-Up
Ismaili to attend Gulf Cup final

Vijay's day as India subdue Aussies at fortress Gabba

Murali Vijay made Australia's bowlers toil in the brutal Brisbane heat with a defiant century as India frolicked in the second Test at the Gabba on Wednesday.

Amla, De Villiers put South Africa on top

Captain Hashim Amla and his senior lieutenant AB de Villiers both hit centuries as South Africa took command after early setbacks on the first day of the first Test against the West Indies here on Wednesday.

Warne says Clarke's surgery a success

Michael Clarke's hamstring surgery had "the best result" possible, former cricketing great Shane Warne said Wednesday, raising hopes the Australian skipper will make the upcoming World Cup.

Battle Of The Blushes

Battle Of The Blushes
A lowdown on the types of blushes available

Gamer's Corner: The Age Of RPGS

After three previous installments (and a torrent of downloadable content), all good in their own way, BioWare has finally launched their latest RPG – Dragon Age Inquisition

To a Better Future

There is a hurried stroke or two, perhaps a lack of consistency in the shading as well.

Opposites Attract

Not just in real life, but also in the fashion world. Pair these wardrobe opposites for a truly original statement

Oman’s Islamic banking assets could reach RO5bn by 2018: Study

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Islamic banking in Oman is expected to grow at double-digit rates as shariacompliant banking products increasingly gain acceptance

Be’ah opens tender for integrated waste management services in South Batinah

Muscat - 
Oman Environmental Services Holding Co (be’ah) has recently opened the submitted tender envelopes for the municipal waste management operations in South Batinah.

Bank Muscat extends baituna home finance for Badr al Hamra project

Muscat - 
Bank Muscat and Badr Development company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide attractive baituna home finance for Badr al Hamra project in Qurm.

MSM rebounds with 1.35% gain

Muscat - 
The MSM30 index rebounded on Wednesday rising 1.35 per cent to 5,482.63 points, mainly on buying support from Omani institutions.

H E Rumhi attends 16th ministerial meeting of GECF

Muscat - 
The 16th Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was convened on Tuesday in Doha

French trade advisors aim to boost economic relations with Oman

Muscat - 
The Oman chapter of French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCEF) is aiming to boost economic relations between France and Oman

Oman Air, Standard Chartered sign landmark financing deal

Muscat - 
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, and Standard Chartered, through its award winning Aviation Finance team, Pembroke, have signed a Sale and Operating Leaseback transaction for three B737-800 aircraft

EPC contract, financing agreement signed for Muscat Sohar Product Pipeline project

Muscat - 
Orpic Logistics Company (OLC) held on Tuesday a signing ceremony for the EPC contract and the financing agreement for its US$320mn Muscat Sohar Product Pipeline project (MSPP)

MSM falls 2.92% as sell-off continues

Muscat - 
The MSM30 Index fell 2.92 per cent to 5409.41 points on Tuesday as the sell-off in regional markets continuing on sliding oil prices and weak global growth outlook.

HSBC economists discuss regional outlook in light of falling oil prices

Muscat - 
HSBC Bank Oman’s customers were recently invited to the bank’s 17th annual Middle East economist roadshow to hear from HSBC’s in-house London- based economists

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