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Three Arab countries—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman—are aiming to build three refineries with a capacity 1.245m barrels per day (bpd) to increase the added value of crude oil revenues. “The projects involve the establishment of a new refinery in Kuwait with a refining capacity of 615,000 bpd, the Jazan refinery in Saudi Arabia with a …
Some articles criticised statements offensive to Oman by local TV host
Al-Sisi’s visit to Oman comes as first of its kind since he took power in 2014
Visit first of its kind for Al-Sisi since assuming office in 2014
Shoukry also met with Congo’s foreign minister to discuss the current turmoil in Libya
In a fractious, unstable region rife with conflict, one country appears to be unscathed. It is telling that Oman emerged not only intact from the ramifications of the Arab Spring, but also shied away from the intense polarisation that has hijacked the rest of the Middle East. Oman’s position on various regional issues is self-evidently …
Peace talks to start on Thursday despite continued fighting
Hisham Ramez’s comments to Reuters come in wake of reports alleging receipt of Kuwait’s $2bn in deposits
Egyptian Ambassador to Yemen left the country last Wednesday
Step seen to further throttle waning black market
State institutions and dialogue are key to region’s stability, says Egypt FM
The conference gathered a group of international religious scholars
By James M. Dorsey Wealthy Gulf states have invited Jordan and Morocco to compete in future Gulf Cups as part of a bid to strengthen their fragile six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at a time that they have at best papered over deep rifts within the group. The invitation follows an earlier stalled attempt to …
Discussions included the coming Arab foreign ministers meeting
The Sharjah-based budget carrier, which currently operates out of three hubs in the Gulf and North Africa region, signed an agreement with the RAK government in February declaring it the official carrier for the emirate and RAK airport as its new hub.
Reuters – Young Omanis who took to the streets in 2011 to demand jobs and better economic prospects failed to trigger the mass protests that transformed other parts of the Arab world in their own Gulf state. But they may have had an impact all the same, as authorities are making a start on a …
Kuwait topped the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on the press freedom list but dropped 14 points to rank 91st worldwide.
BP has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the project since winning the concession in 2007.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy discuss developments in Egypt
Oman and Kuwait are members of the energy-rich GCC along with Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Brazil imports from the Arab world increased 11% from 2011
The hunger strike was first launched by 17 cyber activists on 9 February as a protest at delays in hearing their appeals after they were jailed for between six to 18 months for “unlawful assembly and violating the cyber law”.
The acceptance of Egypt’s pending IMF loan will have a positive effect on the economy and there will be an increase in tourism and FDI throughout the year, says EFG
Oman’s elected Majlis Al-Shura has the authority to question ministers and advise the government on socio-economic issues but has no legislative power or role in defence, internal security or foreign policy
Selling weapons worth $66.3 billion overseas, the US arms sales triple
latest arrests for criticising the Sultan highlight government unease with dissent
Similar to the ongoing crackdown on human rights activists in the region, Omani human rights activists are being persecuted
By Rachana Khanzode / Reuters MUSCAT: The introduction of Islamic banking in Oman will lead to loan growth of 15 percent this year, NBK Capital said and upgraded the sultanate’s largest lenders, Bank Muscat SAOG and National Bank of Oman. Oman reversed its secular approach to finance last year after seeing a steady trickle of investment …
The Royal Opera House of Oman, the first of its kind in the Arabian Peninsula, was officially opened on Wednesday by the country’s ruler Sultan Qaboos, himself a music enthusiast. "The time has now come to cap that rich heritage (of Oman) by adopting concepts of international culture and contribute to its promotion," Qaboos said …