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Oman is enacting a new Covid-19 lockdown that will cover the Eid Al-Fitr holidays.

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Oman's Dhofar enters partial lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral

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Oman's Dhofar enters partial lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral

Oman's Dhofar governorate has entered a partial lockdown in response to a rise in coronavirus cases.

Oman imposes night-time Ramadan lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

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Oman imposes night-time Ramadan lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

Oman has imposed a night-time partial lockdown throughout Ramadan as coronavirus cases increase at a worrying rate.

Oman extends lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

The New Arab Staff

Oman extends lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

Covid-19 cases in Oman have been rising despite a vaccination campaign that began in December.

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Oman and China sign visa waiver agreement

Oman and China signed a waiver visa agreement on Monday, as the two countries held talks on strengthening ties.

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Mauritania admits Qatar boycott 'a mistake'

Spokesperson for the Mauritanian government, Sidi Ould Salem, said Nouakchott should never have cut ties with Qatar.

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Syrian foreign minister visits Oman as countries bolster relations

The Syrian regime and Omani have further strengthened relations.

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Mauritania re-establishes diplomatic ties with Qatar after four-year freeze

Mauritania re-opened its diplomatic channel to Qatar after a four-year freeze following the Saudi-led freeze.

Oman blocks audio chat Clubhouse app

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Oman blocks audio chat Clubhouse app

Clubhouse app is not accessible anymore in Oman, whose government cut the access over a license issue

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Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

This International Women's Day, we want to celebrate brave and progressive Muslim women throughout history.

US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

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US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

Iran must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

60-year-old American woman converts to Islam after watching Ertugrul

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60-year-old American woman converts to Islam after watching Ertugrul

Popular Turkish series 'Dirilis: Ertugrul', also known as 'Resurrection: Ertugrul', led a 60-year-old American woman to Islam.

Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

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Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

Travel has been prohibited and venues have been closed as Gulf nations attempt to contain the spreading virus.

Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

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Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

Expatriates in Oman will be banned from certain jobs in an effort to create more employment opportunities for its citizens.

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Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Oman's sultan, Bahraini king to skip GCC summit

Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa will represent their countries at ...

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Oman foresees $5.7 bn deficit in 2021 budget

The government expects revenues of 8.64 billion riyals based on an oil price of $45 dollars a barrel, 19 percent less than in 2020.

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Oman starts vaccinations with first batch of shots

Oman's health minister became the first to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Vienna gunman: IS supporter who 'fooled' the system

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Vienna gunman: IS supporter who 'fooled' the system

The 20-year-old attacker who was shot dead by police in Vienna following the deadly assault, was a convicted supporter of the Islamic State (IS) ...

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Cash-strapped Oman expected to impose unprecedented income tax

Oman is set to introduce an income tax on high earners starting in 2021, potentially becoming the first-ever GCC state to do so.

Qatar gives Oman $1 billion cash injection

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Qatar gives Oman $1 billion cash injection

Qatar has pumped $1 billion into Oman, after money woes brought on by the coronavirus crisis and low oil prices.

Oman threatens fines, jail for Muscat dress code violators

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Oman threatens fines, jail for Muscat dress code violators

Muscat has introduced a dress code in public places with the threat of jail and fines for violators.

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