At 91 years, Samail resident Said Masood al Hashmi may give a complex to today’s youths. For Hashmi, trekking mountains is like a walk in the park. He is an inspiration for others too.
H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Saeedi, Minister of Health, inaugurated the eighth Pharmaceutical Care Conference at the Oman Convention and Exhibition centre on Monday.
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on Monday sent a cable to President Dr Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran to condole the death of passengers of the Iranian plane that crashed in the south of Isfahan.
The number of tourists in the 2017 khareef dropped by 1.2 per cent to 644,931 compared to 652,986 in the 2016 season. However, tourists spent RO66mn in 2017 compared to RO65mn in 2016, according to data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The sultanate, represented by the Oman Human Rights Commission (OHRC), is participating in the annual meeting of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, and the meeting of the Committee on Persons with Disabilities in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has succeeded in registering 374 varieties of plants in the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) for the first time.
Gazayel came first in a race that took place at the Abu Dhabi Equestraian Club. The horse covered a distance of 1,600m in 1.44 minutes. It is owned by Sheikh Mohammed al Balushi.
To mark the 15th Omani Craftsman Day, which falls on March 3, the Public Authority for Craft Industries (PACI) will host an International Handicraft Expo from March 1-3 at Qurum Natural Park.