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Woman seeks help from Sushma Swaraj to rescue her mother from Muscat

Woman seeks help from Sushma Swaraj to rescue her mother from Muscat The daughter of a Hyderabad woman has approached the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to help her mother return to India.Stating that an agent had approached her mother with a sales girl's job with a salary of Rs 15,000 per month

THEHANSINDIA.COM - 2018-03-23 17:16:00

Air India completes historic first flight to Israel over Saudi skies

The first-ever flight to Israel over Saudi Arabia has been completed. Air India conducted its maiden flight from India's capital New Delhi to the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on Thursday, the airline said. The plane flew over Oman, Saudi Arabia and Jordan before landing at Tel Aviv's Ben Gu

MSN.COM - 2018-03-23 12:54:01

An Israel-bound flight flew over Saudi Arabian airspace, making history between two countries that still don't have diplomatic relations

Rosie Perper, provided by Published 5:51 pm, Thursday, March 22, 2018 Lior Mizrahi/Getty ImagesA maiden commercial flight between New Delhi and Tel Aviv flew over Saudi airspace on Thursday evening, marking a historic shift in diplomacy between Israel and Saudi Arabia. AirIndia flight 139 flew ove

SFGATE - 2018-03-23 00:51:00

GCC tourists' inflow increases in Northern Emirates

GCC visitors are demanding in the Northern Emirates of UAE, comprising over 30 percent of hotel check-ins, as per the data published before Arabian Travel Market 2018. The data highlights that of the growth in occupancy in Fujairah on the whole, GCC residents at present comprise 39 percent of the t

TRAVELANDTOURWORLD.COM - 2018-03-22 18:33:01

BP squeezed out of Abu Dhabi offshore oil as China, Italy win

When oil-rich Abu Dhabi put a string of offshore fields up for auction, suitors from China to Italy vied for a slice of the pie. Surprisingly, that piece was snatched from one of the world's largest energy conglomerates. BP Plc missed out on a chance to renew its partnership in oil concessions off t

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-03-22 15:52:00

McDermotts Continue Photography Passion on Trip to Middle East

EAGAN, Minn. - With a 2017 African safari in the rearview mirror, Kevin and Lauren McDermott's most recent journey took them to the sand dunes of the Middle East. The Vikings long snapper and his wife share an affinity for adventure, a wanderlust sometimes quenched by an overnight on the North Shore

VIKINGS.COM - 2018-03-22 13:40:52

MILAHA MARITIME AND LOGISTICS: Milaha Holds Annual General Meeting, Elects New Board Of Directors

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced that its Ordinary General Assembly, in its meeting on March 18th, 2018, approved the company's audited financial results for the year ended December 31st, 2017. The General Assembly ratified all the remaining items on its agenda including the proposal by

GULFNEWSJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-22 13:00:27

New terminal opens at Muscat International

Muscat International Airport has opened its new terminal, a development intended to significantly improve conditions for passengers traveling to and from the Omani capital. The new terminal is expected to ease congestion at Muscat as hub carrier Oman Air has said for some time that its growth is bei

ATWONLINE.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Raysut Cement to look at 1Mta plant in Georgia

Oman's Raysut Cement Co is planning to carry out an initial study for a 1Mta plant in Georgia, according to Muscat Daily. The company's subsidiary, Pioneer Cement Industries Georgia Ltd, already owns a mine with over 30Mt of limestone reserves, located 60km from Tbilisi. According to a disclosure f

CEMNET.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

New Oman visa rules come into effect today

Applications for tourist and express visas to Oman will only be accepted online from today, March 21 on the Royal Oman Police website evisa.rop.gov.om, the Royal Oman Police announced last month. Physical applications at service desks will no longer be accepted, the authority added. Applications fo

MSN.COM - 2018-03-22 00:16:48

Parking Fees to Double in Oman's New International Airport

Oman police arrest man for dressing up as woman to enter park during 'women only' day DUBAI: Motorists using the carpark at Oman's newly opened Muscat International Airport will have to pay more than double the old fees, Omani daily Times of Oman reported. The news came the day the new airport opene


Kempinski Hotel Muscat Opens in Oman

PHOTO: Kempinski Hotel Muscat (photo courtesy Kempinski Hotels) WHY IT RATES: The property exudes luxury and authenticity and blends Omani hospitality with the timeless European elegance of Kempinski. -Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer Designed with a variety of local Omani influences, the


The Sultanate of Oman is all set to introduce electronic visas to simplify the process

If by any chance, Oman is next in your travel wish-list, you are quite lucky! In 2017, Oman has relaxed its visa rules and policies to draw more visitors by granting Visa on arrival (un-sponsored tourist visa) for the Indian, Chinese and Russian citizens who reside in or who has an entry visa to one


Cityscape Qatar gears up for 7th edition

An expanding economy, rampant demand for investment, and a resilient real estate sector in Qatar are the driving forces behind a partnership between Qatari-based Elan Group and Cityscape to jointly organise the 7th edition of Cityscape Qatar, the country's only international real estate event. Takin


UAE-linked George Nader organised Arab leaders to replace GCC

Provided by Al Jazeera A 1998 video frame of Nader, 58, a businessman with ties to UAE's crown prince [C-SPAN via AP] A Lebanese-American businessman with close ties the United Arab Emirates crown prince organised a meeting of Arab leaders on a yacht in the Red Sea three years ago and proposed to


Luiten (wrist) withdraws from WGC-Match Play

Joost Luiten was one of the last men to qualify for this week's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, but he's the first one out of the tournament after withdrawing because of a wrist injury. Luiten, who won the European Tour's Oman Open in February, posted on Instagram about his withdrawal and also wro


India most vulnerable country to climate change - HSBC report

LONDON (Reuters) - India is the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, a ranking by HSBC showed on Monday. FILE PHOTO-A man walks through a dried-up Sarkhej lake on a hot summer day in Ahmedabad, India, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File


Survey: 82.8% job seekers in Qatar expect business conditions to improve within a year

The Bayt.com 'Jobseeker Confidence Survey,' revealed that a large majority (82.8%) of job seekers who provided an answer expect business conditions in Qatar to 'improve' in a year's time. When it came to current business conditions, almost three quarters (73%) of job seekers thought they are 'averag


Iranian official urges dialog between Yemen factions - state media

BEIRUT - A senior Iranian security official has called for dialog between factions in Yemen to end the conflict there, Iranian state media reported on Saturday. Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, made the comment during a meeting with Oman’s foreign minister,


Morocco desert stallion race pushes limits of endurance

Battling gusts of sandy wind, riders from across the world struggled to control feisty stallions as they raced in the first Gallops of Morocco, a desert endurance challenge. In a country with an ancient history of horsemanship, the event in the wilderness of Merzouga was the first of its kind -- a s