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EXCLUSIVE-Oman in talks with Gulf states to obtain multi-billion dollar deposit -sources

Jan 10 2017

MUSCAT/DOHA, Jan 10 Oman is negotiating with wealthy Gulf Arab states to secure a multi-billion dollar deposit in its central bank that would boost its foreign exchange reserves and head off any pressure on the rial, two sources have told Reuters.

Exclusive: Oman in talks with Gulf states to obtain multi-billion dollar deposit - sources

Jan 10 2017

MUSCAT/DOHA Oman is negotiating with wealthy Gulf Arab states to secure a multi-billion dollar deposit in its central bank that would boost its foreign exchange reserves and head off any pressure on the rial, two sources have told Reuters.

Omantel says going ahead with Pakistan WorldCall sale

Nov 16 2016

DUBAI, Nov 16 Oman Telecommunications Co (Omantel) is going ahead with a plan to sell its controlling stake in Pakistan's WorldCall Telecom, the Omani operator's chief executive Talal al-Mamari told Reuters on Tuesday.

Oman says to change Iran gas pipeline route to avoid UAE

Aug 10 2016

MUSCAT Oman and Iran have agreed to change the route and design of a planned undersea natural gas pipeline to avoid waters controlled by the United Arab Emirates, Oman's Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhy said on Wednesday.

Oman builds industrial outpost in desert to escape oil trap

Apr 20 2016

DUQM, Oman On a stretch of barren coast 550 km (345 miles) south of the capital Muscat, workers at a ship repair yard swarm over cargo vessels from around the world, labor that will help to determine Oman's fate in an era of cheap oil.

Oman says may focus on domestic, not regional rail system

Feb 14 2016

MUSCAT, Feb 14 Oman may focus on building a domestic rail network rather than connecting its railways to a regional system, because of uncertainty over when the regional project will go ahead, transport minister Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Futaisi said on Sunday.

U.S. sends 10 Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman

Jan 14 2016

MIAMI/MUSCAT Ten Yemeni men held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. military prison were sent to Oman on Thursday, bringing the detainee population below the symbolically important milestone of 100 as President Barack Obama steps up efforts to close the facility before he leaves office. | Video

U.S. sends 10 Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman

Jan 14 2016

MIAMI/MUSCAT Ten Yemeni men held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. military prison were sent to Oman on Thursday, bringing the detainee population below the symbolically important milestone of 100 as President Barack Obama steps up efforts to close the facility before he leaves office. | Video

U.S. sends 10 Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman

Jan 14 2016

MIAMI/MUSCAT Ten Yemeni men held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. military prison were sent to Oman on Thursday, bringing the detainee population below the symbolically important milestone of 100 as President Barack Obama steps up efforts to close the facility before he leaves office. | Video

Oman plans spending cuts, tax rises, fuel price changes

Dec 30 2015

MUSCAT Oman's cabinet approved in principle spending cuts, tax rises and fuel subsidy reforms to cope with the damage to state finances from low oil prices, state news agency ONA reported on Wednesday.

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