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Govt declares state mourning on Monday in view of demise of Oman Sultan

January 12, 2020 3:13 pm

Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said passed away on January 10 at the age of 79.

Explained: The late Sultan Qaboos, and the new Oman that he built

January 13, 2020 7:35 am

Qaboos, who did not have children will be succeeded by his cousin and Oman's Minister of Heritage and Culture Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taymur.

Oman names culture minister as successor to deceased Sultan Qaboos

January 11, 2020 5:50 pm

Haitham bin Tariq was appointed on Saturday after the high military council called on the ruling family council to convene and choose a successor.

Sultan Qaboos was a true friend to India, says PM Narendra Modi

January 11, 2020 8:59 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sultan Qaboos's strong leadership had built a vibrant strategic partnership between India and Oman and that he was a true "friend to India".

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

July 12, 2019 12:21 pm

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

June 13, 2019 8:16 pm

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

June 13, 2019 8:02 pm

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

October 03, 2018 12:01 am

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

May 26, 2018 10:27 pm

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

February 13, 2018 8:46 am

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.