Oman News

Omani driver gets 7 years in jail for bus accident that killed 12 Indians

According to The Gulf News, the Dubai Traffic Court has ordered that the 53-year-old bus driver be deported after his jail term is over and in addition he should pay USD 13,000 (dirham 50,000) fine.

Oil prices surge after suspected tanker attack near Iran

The Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair carrying naphtha and the Panama-flagged Kokuka Courageous carrying methanol have been evacuated and the crews are safe.


Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman - shipping firms

The Bahrain-based US Navy Fifth Fleet said it was assisting the tankers after receiving distress calls following "reported attacks". The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, part of the Royal Navy, said it was investigating.

An ode from the world

Musicians from around the world came together to pay a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in a music video, created by the Ministry of External Affairs as a part of the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi.

Mekunu: Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; five dead, 30 missing

India's Meteorological Department said the storm packed maximum sustained winds of 170-180 kilometers (105-111 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 200 kph (124 mph). It called the cyclone "extremely severe."

India gets access to strategic Oman port Duqm for military use, Chabahar-Gwadar in sight

This is part of India’s maritime strategy to counter Chinese influence and activities in the region. This was one of the key takeaways of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Oman over the last two days.


Congress attacks Modi for 'insulting' predecessors abroad, says PM 'misusing' state machinery

"His thinking, his mindset is authoritarian. This is undemocratic and it bodes ill for the country. I have said so and I need not repeat that government's resources have throughout been misused in the past for organising mega event shows," Sharma said.

Qatar starts shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift

Qatar's port authority said its cargo will go through Sohar, as well as Oman's port at Salalah, bypassing the need to dock in any of those countries that have cut ties. Global shipper Maersk already has said it will begin using Salalah for its shipments to Qatar.

Parrikar’s UAE visit to focus on widening defence relationship, supply of military equipment

Following his visit to the UAE, Parrikar will be travelling to Oman from June 20 to 22.

Kerala nurse murdered in Oman; Sushma Swaraj condoles death

"I have asked Indian Ambassador to ascertain all the facts and report. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family," Swaraj tweeted.