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 2020-12-01 17:03 

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Iranian law to boost nuclear enrichment goes into effect...

TEHRAN: A law whereby Iran's scientists can enrich uranium to a level of 20 per cent went into effect on The post Iranian law to boost nuclear enrichment goes into effect appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 17:02 

Oman Observer

World Bank report says Lebanon plunged into 'deliberate depression'...

BEIRUT: Lebanon's economy is sinking into a "deliberate depression", the World Bank said on Tuesday in a damning report stressing The post World Bank report says Lebanon plunged into 'deliberate depression' appeared first on Oman Obser...

 2020-12-01 17:02 

Oman Observer

Syria graduate doctors set to battle Covid in rebel hub...

AZAZ, Syria: Mohammed Mostafa al Mohammed started studying medicine in rebel-held northern Syria to help the victims of war, but The post Syria graduate doctors set to battle Covid in rebel hub appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 17:01 

Oman Observer

Biden to introduce top economic advisers as pandemic threat worsens...

WILMINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce his top economic policy advisers on Tuesday as his administration prepares to The post Biden to introduce top economic advisers as pandemic threat worsens appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 17:01 

Oman Observer

Firms seek emergency EU approval of vaccines...

FRANKFURT: Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are in a tight race to launch their COVID-19 vaccines in Europe after both applied for The post Firms seek emergency EU approval of vaccines appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 17:00 

Oman Observer

Ethiopia war may turn into guerrilla insurgency...

ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI: Ethiopia's nearly month-long war against rebellious northern forces may be transforming into a guerrilla conflict, experts said on The post Ethiopia war may turn into guerrilla insurgency appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 16:25 

Oman Observer

Environment Authority, PDO hold joint meeting...

Muscat: The Environment Authority and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) held a joint meeting on Tuesday in the presence of Dr The post Environment Authority, PDO hold joint meeting appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:55 

Oman Observer

One Nobel winner won't miss the pomp at low-key awards...

Simon Johnson Spare a thought for this year's Nobel Prize winners. Gone are the ball gowns, white tie and The post One Nobel winner won't miss the pomp at low-key awards appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:55 

Oman Observer

Biden plan to end US fossil fuel subsidies faces big challenges...

Timothy Gardner President-elect Joe Biden's promise to end US fossil fuel subsidies worth billions of dollars a year for The post Biden plan to end US fossil fuel subsidies faces big challenges appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:55 

Oman Observer

Could Covid knock out flu this winter?...

Matthias Blamont As Europeans brace for a grim winter with the threat of rising COVID-19 infections, minimal numbers of The post Could Covid knock out flu this winter? appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:53 

Oman Observer

India meets with farmers after days of Delhi protests...

NEW DELHI: India attempted to calm nearly a week of raucous protests by meeting with farmers on Tuesday after rallies The post India meets with farmers after days of Delhi protests appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:53 

Oman Observer

Hundreds of Indonesians flee as Java volcano belches hot gas...

JAKARTA: More than 550 people fled their village after a volcano in Indonesia's East Java province spewed searing gas down its slopes The post Hundreds of Indonesians flee as Java volcano belches hot gas appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:52 

Oman Observer

Lonely no more as Kaavan the elephant makes new friend...

ODDAR MEANCHEY, Cambodia: It was his first contact with another elephant in eight years. Reaching out with his trunk, Kaavan The post Lonely no more as Kaavan the elephant makes new friend appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:52 

Oman Observer

Former South Korean president Chun Doo convicted...

SEOUL: Former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan received a suspended sentence of several months on Monday for defamation. The The post Former South Korean president Chun Doo convicted appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:52 

Oman Observer

Australia to develop hypersonic missiles...

SYDNEY: Australia will jointly develop hypersonic cruise missiles with the United States in a bid to counter China and Russia The post Australia to develop hypersonic missiles appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:48 

Oman Observer

Oman U-16 team to begin external camp in Bahrain on Sunday...

Muscat, Dec 1 Oman national U-16 football team will travel to Bahrain on Sunday to begin the first overseas camp The post Oman U-16 team to begin external camp in Bahrain on Sunday appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:47 

Oman Observer

Lazio ace Immobile tackles past demons on Dortmund return...

Milan: Ciro Immobile returns to the scene of one of his unhappiest spells as a player when Lazio take on The post Lazio ace Immobile tackles past demons on Dortmund return appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:46 

Oman Observer

Hamilton 'gutted' after positive COVID-19 test...

MANAMA: Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he was devastated after testing positive for COVID-19 and being ruled The post Hamilton 'gutted' after positive COVID-19 test appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:41 

Oman Observer

Wilayat of Dhalkout : Harmony between mountain and sea...

The Wilayat of Dhalkout, situated on the farthest coastal strip of Dhofar Governorate, is one of the border crossings to The post Wilayat of Dhalkout : Harmony between mountain and sea appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:40 

Oman Observer

Employers get grace period to change work status of non-Omani staff...

Muscat: The Ministry of Labour has announced that employers will get a grace period to correct the status of their The post Employers get grace period to change work status of non-Omani staff appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:37 

Oman Observer

Oman seeks to phase out energy inefficient light bulbs...

Energy conservation: Move to formulate national policy to initiate the phase out of energy inefficient lamps, underpinned by regulations to The post Oman seeks to phase out energy inefficient light bulbs appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:36 

Oman Observer

Madayn unveils one-stop investment centre...

Single window: Masar Service Centre officially inaugurated in Al Rusayl and Suhar BUSINESS REPORTER MUSCAT, DEC 1 Masar Service Centre, The post Madayn unveils one-stop investment centre appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:36 

Oman Observer

Asian factories recover from crisis as China booms...

TOKYO: Asian factories recovered further in November from the COVID-19 crisis, surveys showed on Tuesday, thanks to a boom in The post Asian factories recover from crisis as China booms appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 15:34 

Oman Observer

Indian rupee hits 1 month high...

MUMBAI: The Indian rupee strengthened on Tuesday to its highest level in 1 months, boosted by foreign fund inflows to The post Indian rupee hits 1 month high appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 10:04 

Oman Observer

Muscat Municipality issues instructions for visitors to cinema halls, parks...

Muscat: Muscat Municipality has issued instructions to be followed by commercial establishments under the seventh package of activities that have The post Muscat Municipality issues instructions for visitors to cinema halls, parks appeared first on Oman O...

 2020-12-01 09:09 

Oman Observer

Sun, Sand, Salt, Surf and Sea... Missing the time at the beach...

Photos by Lena Petersen Right now, I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms. I cannot go near the sea or the beach, The post Sun, Sand, Salt, Surf and Sea... Missing the time at the beach appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 09:02 

Oman Observer

74% of Covid-19 patients in age group 15-60...

Muscat: The Ministry of Health has released details of a study conducted to identify hospital admissions, intensive care units (ICUs) The post 74% of Covid-19 patients in age group 15-60 appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 09:00 

Oman Observer

Oman reports 209 new cases, 7 deaths...

Muscat: The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 209 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases The post Oman reports 209 new cases, 7 deaths appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 08:42 

Oman Observer

What makes the Omanis stand out?...

MUSCAT: What makes Oman and Omanis stand out? Why are the foreigners attracted to the country, unlike any other country? The post What makes the Omanis stand out? appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 08:40 

Oman Observer

South Korean hiker turns trash into art with 'don't drop litter' message...

When hiker Kim Kang-eun found the slopes of Mount Jiri, South Korea's largest national park, littered with rubbish during a The post South Korean hiker turns trash into art with 'don't drop litter' message appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 08:38 

Oman Observer

Biker dog Bogie thrills fans as he cruises Philippine highways...

With his black sports jacket, reflective aviator sunglasses and bespoke orange helmet with holes so his ears can stick out, The post Biker dog Bogie thrills fans as he cruises Philippine highways appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 08:32 

Oman Observer

Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down Covid-era weddings...

To the sound of drums and flutes, a freshly coiffed Palestinian groom dances with his brothers, cousins and friends, anxiously The post Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down Covid-era weddings appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 07:58 

Oman Observer

Breaking News: Cinema halls, beaches, food courts to open...

Muscat: Based on the approval of the Supreme Committee on Covid-19, the government has announced the seventh package of activities The post Breaking News: Cinema halls, beaches, food courts to open appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-12-01 07:38 

Oman Observer

Fuel prices for December announced in Oman...

Muscat: Fuel prices for the month of December 2020 has been announced by the National Subsidy System. the fuel prices The post Fuel prices for December announced in Oman appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 17:48 

Oman Observer

Environmental issues to be addressed in Vision 2040...

Oman Vision 2040 stated that the Sultanate has made unremitting efforts to ensure that natural resources are protected and used The post Environmental issues to be addressed in Vision 2040 appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 17:47 

Oman Observer

Minister meets representatives of business community...

MUSCAT: Qais bin Mohammed bin Moosa al Yousuf, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP), met with senior representatives The post Minister meets representatives of business community appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 17:35 

Oman Observer

Oman Air best airline in the region...

MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national carrier of Sultanate, has won two more 2020 World Travel Awards for providing the world's The post Oman Air best airline in the region appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:51 

Oman Observer

Iran says Israel, exiled group killed scientist in complex operation...

TEHRAN: Iran said Israel and an exiled opposition group used new and "complex" methods to assassinate its leading nuclear scientist, The post Iran says Israel, exiled group killed scientist in complex operation appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:51 

Oman Observer

Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog...

THE HAGUE: Syria and Russia faced renewed pressure over allegations of chemical weapons use as member countries of the global The post Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:51 

Oman Observer

'Christmas will not be cancelled' says Bethlehem, amid little comfort or joy...

BETHLEHEM, West Bank: Bethlehem is shaping up for a dismal Christmas: most of the inns are closed, the shepherds are The post 'Christmas will not be cancelled' says Bethlehem, amid little comfort or joy appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:50 

Oman Observer

Yemen pushes polio immunisation...

Yemeni health worker Fairouz Sanad lugs a coolbox of polio vaccines from house to house, dripping the liquid into children's The post Yemen pushes polio immunisation appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:50 

Oman Observer

Jordan's King Abdullah and Abbas meet...

Jordan's King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that US President-elect The post Jordan's King Abdullah and Abbas meet appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:48 

Oman Observer

Moderna requests US, Europe vaccine approvals after full results...

WASHINGTON: US firm Moderna said it would file requests for emergency authorisation of its COVID-19 vaccine in the United States The post Moderna requests US, Europe vaccine approvals after full results appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:48 

Oman Observer

Biden names top economic advisers...

WILMINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his picks for several top economic positions on Monday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet The post Biden names top economic advisers appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:48 

Oman Observer

Inquest to probe role of air pollution in death of British girl...

LONDON: The mother of a nine-year-old girl who died from acute respiratory failure after repeated asthma attacks on Monday said The post Inquest to probe role of air pollution in death of British girl appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:41 

Oman Observer

HM Sultan Haitham receives phone call from US State Secretary...

Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik received a phone call this evening from Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State. The post HM Sultan Haitham receives phone call from US State Secretary appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:39 

Oman Observer

Commerce, industry, investment promotion minister meets Omani, foreign businessmen...

Muscat: Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, on Monday met with a number of The post Commerce, industry, investment promotion minister meets Omani, foreign businessmen appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:38 

Oman Observer

Eight shot dead in Sri Lanka prison riot...

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan prison guards shot dead eight inmates and wounded at least 71 others in a riot sparked by The post Eight shot dead in Sri Lanka prison riot appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-11-30 16:37 

Oman Observer

'World's loneliest elephant' lands in Cambodia, greeted by Cher...

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA: An elephant dubbed the "world's loneliest" landed in Cambodia on Monday from Pakistan, receiving a warm welcome The post 'World's loneliest elephant' lands in Cambodia, greeted by Cher appeared first on Oman Ob...

 2020-11-30 16:36 

Oman Observer

New Zealand lays charges over volcano deaths...

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's workplace safety watchdog handed down criminal charges on Monday over last year's White Island volcanic eruption that The post New Zealand lays charges over volcano deaths appeared first on Oman Observer ....

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