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August 9, 2020

Home farming has been picking up in Muscat during the pandemic as more and more people have taken it up as a new pastime, says Prof Abdullah al Ghafri who believes that one can grow a range of plants, from herbs and creepers to date palms and fruit trees, in one's own backyard or compound.

“All you need is a willing spirit to grow your own plants, the rest will be as good as a beautiful dream surrounding your home,” he says.

Asserting"...

August 5, 2020

BP cuts its dividend for the first time in a decade after a record $6.7 billion second quarter loss, when the coronavirus crisis hammered fuel demand, and it sought to win over investors by speeding up its reinvention as a lower carbon company.

Its shares rose more than 7 percent on Tuesday after BP unveiled earlier than expected a plan to reduce its oil and gas output by 40 percent and boost investments in renewable energy, such as wind and solar,"...


Fourth Edition of the Noon Arts Award
August 9, 2020

Now being held for the fourth consecutive year, the Noon Arts Award is open for submissions. Organized by the Collage Talent Center at the Sharjah Ladies Club, this prestigious award is presented to UAE-based female artists who are working in the fields of painting, photography, and digital artworks.

Because I Can

This year the theme of the competition is the phrase ‘because"...

Getting set for school reopening
August 9, 2020

The Ministry of Education has invited the community to participate in determining an appropriate educational alternative for the academic year 2020-21.

In a statement, MoE said, ‘The ministry invites the society to participate in determining the appropriate educational alternative from among the alternatives that are identified by the ministry by filling out a questionnaire.’

‘The"...

Infection curve flattened
August 9, 2020

Oman has been able to turn the tide in its fight against the novel coronavirus in the last fortnight with the sultanate now achieving one of the highest recovery rates (90.3%) and lowest death rates in the world (0.62%).

The number of patients who have recovered in Oman now stand at 73,481 while the number of casualties has reached 509.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH)"...


Oman denies rumours on start of new academic year
August 9, 2020

Muscat: The government has denied rumors about the start of the school academic year in Oman.

“The message circulating about the start of the school year is not correct, as this has not been announced yet. The competent authorities will officially announce it in a timely manner.”

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Expat numbers in Oman drop by 80,000 in four months
August 9, 2020

Muscat: Nearly 80,000 expatriate workers have left Oman over the past four months, according to figures released by the government.

According to data from the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), there has been a decrease of about 79,000 expatriates between the months of March and June 2020.

This is, in large part, due to many foreign nationals choosing to leave the Sultanate and make use of the repatriation efforts made by their governments, as well as airline operators, to return"...

Duqm Refinery establishes storage, export terminal at Duqm Port
August 9, 2020

Muscat: Duqm Refinery will be establishing a storage and export terminal for liquid and bulk petroleum products at Duqm Port.

The statement issued online by ONA read, 'The oil berth of Duqm port will be witnessing the establishment of a storage and export terminal for liquid and bulk petroleum products within the third package of the Duqm refinery, concerned with external facilities implemented by Saipem International, which consists of three sub-packages.'

'The 'Duqm Economic'"...

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