100% excise tax on tobacco, energy drinks from June

Dubbed as ‘sin tax’, the new excise tax to be imposed on selected goods and beverages seen to have a level of harm associated with their consumption, was first unveiled in Oman’s 2017 budget.
February 21, 2018

Cargo operations at new Muscat airport from March 19

MoTC is working with Oman Air and all stakeholders to ensure that the transition is a smooth process.
February 21, 2018

Two Omani student teams to take part in Shell Eco-marathon in Singapore

As part of the ‘Make the Future Festival’ held in Singapore, the sultanate will be participating in Shell Eco-marathon Asia.
February 21, 2018

PACDA helps child free neck from cycle lock

The child was helped by a team from the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulances (PACDA) to get the lock out.
February 21, 2018

OCA holds ‘Hug a Bear’ event for 50 children

Various other activities like interaction with cartoon characters and face painting were also held to entertain the children.
February 21, 2018

100% excise tax on tobacco, energy drinks from June

Dubbed as ‘sin tax’, the new excise tax to be imposed on selected goods and beverages seen to have a level of harm associated with their consumption, was first unveiled in Oman’s 2017 budget.
February 21, 2018

His Majesty the Sultan greets Governor-General of St Lucia

In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan sent best wishes to him and his country’s friendly people.
February 21, 2018

Pressure mounts to relieve 'hell on earth' in Syria enclave

International pressure mounted Thursday to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a blitz that has killed more than 300.
February 22, 2018

Targeting of civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta 'must stop': UN

Heavy Syrian bombardment of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta is targeting civilians and must stop immediately, the United Nations warned Monday.
February 20, 2018

Britain suggests longer Brexit transition

The government says it remains committed to limiting the transition, fixing a date around two years after Britain leaves the European Union on March 29, 2019.
February 22, 2018

Record high temperatures for February in New York

The previous record for February 21 was 20 Celsius (68 degrees Farenheit) set in 1930, said Faye Morrone, meteorologist at the NWS's New York office.
February 22, 2018

2018 His Majesty's Cup Football Championship second-leg : Shabab, Nasr, Sohar book spots in semis

It was heartbreak for former three-time champions Sur at its own home ground on Wednesday.
February 22, 2018

Oman Sail youth sailors make their mark at Kuwait Optimist Championship

Young Omani sailors are celebrating success after a great team performance at the Kuwait Optimist Championship held in Kuwait City.
February 21, 2018

Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

Dubai will continue to host its own parallel Arab Fashion Week, with the sixth edition slotted for May 9 to May 12.
February 20, 2018

No-sweat exercise may prolong life for the elderly: study

In Britain, the elderly are advised to do moderate-to-intense exercise at least 150 minutes per week, divied up into segments of no less than 10 minutes.
February 20, 2018