ROYALS | Oman Sultan’s Eldest Son Dhi Yazan To Succeed Him, Becoming First Crown Prince

RIYADH - - Oman's Sultan Haitham will be succeeded by his eldest son Dhi Yazan, according to a new basic law published on Tuesday that creates a new position of crown prince and established succession from ruler to the eldest son. Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al-Said has announced plans for the constitutional change on Monday, … Continue reading ROYALS | Oman Sultan’s Eldest Son Dhi Yazan To Succeed Him, Becoming First Crown Prince

NEWS ALERT | Oman To Get Its First Crown Prince In Constitutional Overhaul

MILAN - - Oman's sultan announced on Monday  a constitutional shakeup that includes the appointment of crown price for the first time and new rules on how parliament will work, state media said. A new basic law issued by Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq al - Said also emphasizes the role of the state in guaranteeing … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Oman To Get Its First Crown Prince In Constitutional Overhaul

BREAKIG NEWS | Oman’s Sultan Congratulates Biden On Winning U.S. Election

MILAN - - Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on winning the U.S. Presidential election, the state news agency reported on Saturday. Haitham bin Triq sent a letter to Biden expressing ‘His sincere congratulations for winning the confidence of the American people and for his election as President of the upcoming … Continue reading BREAKIG NEWS | Oman’s Sultan Congratulates Biden On Winning U.S. Election

NEWS ALERT | Oman Imposes Nighttime Lockdown In Fight Against COVID-19

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA - Oman has imposed a complete nighttime lockdown as part of precaution against the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency ONA reported. The latest measure, which took effect over the weekend and limits movement from 8 P.M until 5 A.M., is in effect until Oct.24. The Sultanate  will allow movement of emergency, … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Oman Imposes Nighttime Lockdown In Fight Against COVID-19

TRAVEL ALERT | Oman To Restart International Flights On Oct.1

Oman will restart international flight on Oct.1, state news agency ONA said on Twitter, after they were suspended in March as part of coronavirus precautions. ‘Flights will be scheduled according to health data for specific destinations and according to bilateral agreements with other airlines’, ONA said. The Gulf state has reported 87,328 coronavirus infections, 82,805 … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Oman To Restart International Flights On Oct.1

NEWS | Israel Says It Expect Bahrain And Oman To Follow UAE In Formalising Ties

DUBAI – Bahrain and Oman could be the next Gulf countries to follow the United Arab Emirates in formalizing ties with Israel’s intelligence minister said on Sunday. ‘In the wake of this agreement (with the UAE) will come additional agreements, both with more Gulf countries and with Muslim countries in Africa’, Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen … Continue reading NEWS | Israel Says It Expect Bahrain And Oman To Follow UAE In Formalising Ties

NEWS | Oman Supports UAE Decision To Normalise Ties With Israel

DUBAI – The Gulf state of Oman said on Friday it supported the United Arab Emirates’ decision to normalize ties with Israel, saying it hoped the accord would contribute to a comprehensive, just and sustainable peace in the Middle East. The statement by a foreign ministry spokesman, carried by state news agency ONA, called the … Continue reading NEWS | Oman Supports UAE Decision To Normalise Ties With Israel

TRAVEL | Oman To Lift Internal Travel Restrictions, Reduce Curfew

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Oman will on Saturday lift a domestic ban on travel between provinces, imposed on July 25 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, the state news agency ONA said on Wednesday. From Saturday it will also reduce its curfew for a week to … Continue reading TRAVEL | Oman To Lift Internal Travel Restrictions, Reduce Curfew

ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

DUBAI – Economic activity in the Gulf will contract sharply this year before recovering in 2021, hit by the double shock of the coronavirus pandemic and an oil price crash, a quarterly Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Analysts in the July 7-20 poll see a deep economic contraction in the hydrocarbon – producing region this … Continue reading ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

BUSINESS NEWS | Oman Investment Authority Restructures Board Of 15 Companies

RIHADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Oman Investment Authority has restructured the boards of 15 companies overseen by it as part of a comprehensive review of state-owned companies, the state news agency said on Sunday. The chairman of five companies were replaced. Oman established the Oman Investment Authority last month to own and manage most … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Oman Investment Authority Restructures Board Of 15 Companies