Three Omani brothers were behind the shooting incident in Wadi Kabir: ROP

Three Omani brothers were behind the shooting incident in Wadi Kabir: ROP

MUSCAT – The perpetrators of the shooting incident, which resulted in the loss of nine lives, in Wadi Kabir recently, were three Omani brothers. The Royal Oman Police (ROP), while providing updates on the incident, confirmed this.The three brothers got killed as a result of their insistence on resisting the security forces. Investigations confirmed that they were among those influenced by misguided ideas.The ROP expressed their thanks to everyone for their follow-up and concern for the...

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Oman to implement maternity leave insurance from July 19

Oman to implement maternity leave insurance from July 19

MUSCAT - The Social Protection Fund announced that, with effect from July 19, 2024, the maternity leave insurance will be implemented in the Sultanate of Oman. This was unveiled during a media briefing organized by the Social Protection Fund in Muscat today. The Fund pointed out that the maternity leave insurance mandate was endorsed through elaboration on working papers submitted by a set of institutions concerned, namely the Social Protection Fund, the UNICEF, the World Health Organization...

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ROP launches training programme on handling operations at land border checkpoints

ROP launches training programme on handling operations at land border checkpoints

MUSCAT - The Sultan Qaboos Academy for Police Sciences today launched a training programme that is implemented by the Royal Oman Police for citizens enrolled in divisions tasked with managing handling operations at land border checkpoints. The programme, being carried out in partnership with the private sector, seeks to familiarise the participants about relevant regulations, laws and security systems in force and to empower them with the skills needed for performing their duties. The ceremony...

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Yanni in Oman in aid of the visually challenged

Yanni in Oman in aid of the visually challenged

October 26, 2011:  B&W achieved a musical breakthrough by bringing in the musical wizard, Yanni to Oman and making this world-renowned composer perform at the Grand Hall of the Sultan Qaboos University, again a first. This was the...

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The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor

The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor

The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor Will God fulfill the prayers of old men whom time forgot? Will God heed to the desire of a proud, old Omani sailor? These queries played in our mind as we talked to a venerable old sailor, a former ship (dhow) captain, and an...

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Sheikha Layla, the Camel Whisperer

Sheikha Layla, the Camel Whisperer

We froze. A four-legged, nearly 500kgs creature, was rumbling towards us with a mighty bellow. When it came close, we involuntarily shut our eyes. Even with our closed eyes and palpitating hearts, we could still feel this scary beast’s presence. When we mustered...

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The wizard of Asa

The wizard of Asa

In a dark and tiny room, a nearly 50-year old man is seen seated on a floor littered with crude work tools and attempting to bend the top part of what appears to be a wooden stick. He holds the stick in a makeshift clamp and then slowly bends it to the desired shape....

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