Dhofar monsoon season 2024 begins tomorrow June 21

Dhofar monsoon season 2024 begins tomorrow June 21

SALALAH - Dhofar Khareef (monsoon) season 2024 will astronomically begin tomorrow, Friday June 21. The tropical wet season prevails most intensely in the coastal wilayats of Dhofar Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. The climatic condition begins when monsoon winds and rain clouds accumulate over the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean and move westwards into the Sultanate of Oman. Once conditions are ripe, the damp spell of the monsoon extends gradually in the governorate, from the Wilayat of...

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Oman expresses concern over proliferation of small, light firearms

Oman expresses concern over proliferation of small, light firearms

NEW YORK - The Sultanate of Oman has expressed its deep concern over the illicit proliferation of small firearms and light weapons. Such a proliferation, Oman said, constitutes a serious threat to international peace and security, fuels armed conflicts and portends large-scale growth of terrorism and organized crime. A speech to this effect was delivered today by Mohammed bin Ali Al Shehhi, member of the Sultanate of Oman’s permanent delegation to the United Nations in New York. Al Shehhi was...

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HM The Sultan pardons prisoners

HM The Sultan pardons prisoners

MUSCAT - His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, has issued a Royal pardon to a number of prisoners convicted of different cases. They included 169 prisoners, according to the Royal Oman Police (ROP). The Royal pardon of His Majesty the Sultan coincides with the blessed Eid Al Adha 1445 AH. It also comes in consideration of families of the prisoners. (ONA)

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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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