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Oman: Country on the Arabian Peninsula
Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Located in a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal boundaries.

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Vande Bharat flight repatriates 648 Indians from Australia, Oman, Dubai [Video]

Vande Bharat flight repatriates 648 Indians from Australia, Oman, Dubai

A special flight under Vande Bharat Mission bought back 648 stranded Indians to Chennai airport from Australia, Dubai, Oman and Sri Lanka on July 18. The flight landed at Chennai Airport. All..

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Harry launches Walking With The Wounded trek across Oman [Video]

Harry launches Walking With The Wounded trek across Oman

The Duke of Sussex launches a 248-mile (400km) walk across Oman, which aims to show the courage and determination of veterans who are overcoming mental and physical injury.Harry says he is proud to..

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The Delhi Police has recovered a register from the residence of Jamia student Meeran Haider, where Rs 2.5 lakh cash was also recovered. It was discovered during the investigation that Rs 5 lakh had..
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Oman to end lockdown of Muscat governorate on May 29

Oman will on Friday end a lockdown of its Muscat governorate - which includes the capital - that has been in place since April 10 as the sultanate eases its coronavirus containment measures, the state..
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Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2: Flight with 183 Indians departs from Oman


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Those trying to create differences will never succeed: Indian envoy to Oman on fake Twitter post

He said that India-Oman ties will remain strong.
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Omani princess clarifies after impersonator tweets targeting India

Omani princess Sayyida Mona bint Fahd al Said, who had a Twitter account impersonating her, has issued a clarification regarding the purported tweet on the expulsion of Indian workers from Oman. The..
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Pakistani Twitter account posing as Omani princess shares anti-India material, old tweets show ISPR's role

Continuing its anti-India propaganda on social media platforms, a Pakistani Twitter account changed its handle name to pose as Omani princess and tweeted anti-India material. Interestingly, several old..
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Indian embassy in Oman warns against hatred


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Oman isolates textile market over coronavirus, Dubai curbs movement permits

Oman locked down a textile market in a town popular with tourists over coronavirus fears and Dubai emirate restricted curfew movement permits on Thursday as the number of reported infections in the..
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3,336 Indians infected abroad: 785 in Kuwait, 634 in Singapore

According to a break-up of those infected, 785 of them are in Kuwait followed by 634 in Singapore and 420 in Qatar. As many as 308 are infected in Iran, 297 in Oman, 238 in UAE, 186 in Saudi Arabia and..
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Mumbai prepares to quarantine 26k Indians coming from Gulf

As the total number of coronavirus cases in India went up to 170 and Maharashtra, with four more patients testing positive on Wednesday, continued to lead the list at 45 (by a wide margin), the Mumbai..
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Oman asks tourist groups to return to their countries due to coronavirus

Oman's ministry of tourism said on Wednesday that it is asking tourist groups to leave the Sultanate and return to their countries due to a lack of clarity over the coronavirus outbreak, the ministry..
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Saudi Arabia restricts movement, other Gulf states limit entry as coronavirus spreads

Saudi Arabia closed malls, restaurants, cafes and public parks on Sunday while Qatar and Oman imposed entry restrictions as Gulf Arab states broadened efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus and..
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Gulf states extend coronavirus precautions to bourses, shipping, arcades

Gulf Arab states expanded measures to contain the spread of coronavirus on Sunday with Oman banning open ship-to-ship transfers with Iranian vessels, Abu Dhabi's bourse closing trading halls and Dubai..
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Saudi Arabia extends travel ban to Oman, France, Germany, Turkey, Spain over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended land and sea travel to and from Oman, France, Germany, Turkey and Spain for citizens and residents to help stem the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SPA..
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Oman confirms six new cases of coronavirus, raises total number to 12: Health Ministry

Oman's ministry of health confirmed on Tuesday six new cases of coronavirus in the country, raising the total number to 12, according to the ministry's twitter account.
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Oman bans entry of visitors from countries where coronavirus has spread

Oman banned entry of visitors from countries where coronavirus has spread, the foreign ministry said on Twitter on Monday, without specifying countries.
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UK foreign minister visits Oman, Saudi Arabia to boost post-Brexit ties

British foreign minister Dominic Raab will on Monday begin his first official visit to the Gulf for talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Oman, expected to cover trade, human rights issues and climate..
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Oman suspends Italian tourism flights to its Salala airport

Oman has suspended Italian tourism flights to its Salala airport for a month to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the civil aviation authority said on Sunday.
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Oman's Khasab port suspends shipping to and from Iran - operator

Oman's Khasab port is suspending the import and export of goods to and from Iran from Feb. 26 because of new coronavirus outbreak, its operator Marafi said on Twitter on Tuesday.
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Three Gulf states, Iraq report first coronavirus cases, linked to Iran

Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Iraq on Monday recorded their first new coronavirus cases, all people who had been in Iran, which raised its toll from the disease to 12 dead and 61 infected.
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Oman reports first two cases of coronavirus, halts flights to Iran: TV

Oman's Health Ministry on Monday reported the first two cases of coronavirus infections in the Gulf Arab state, Oman TV said.
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U.S.'s Pompeo to visit Oman, meet new sultan

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Oman on Friday and will meet with Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq al-Said, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.
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Oman sees biggest Gulf clash risk in Strait of Hormuz

The risk of a military confrontation is higher in the Strait of Hormuz than anywhere else in the Gulf region, Oman's foreign minister said, due in part to the growing number of military vessels from..
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No dialogue for now as Saudis, Iranians camp on positions

Iran and Saudi Arabia appeared no closer to bridging their differences on Saturday with both sides sticking to their positions and regional facilitator Oman seeing no breakthrough before U.S. elections..
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Oman and Saudi state airline Saudia suspend flights to China over virus

Oman and the state airline of Saudi Arabia, Saudia, both suspended flights to China on Sunday in reaction to the coronavirus epidemic.
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Oman advises against travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak

Oman's health ministry on Friday advised against travel to China because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Oman says supports Saudi readiness to react to virus impact on oil market

Oman's energy minister Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhy told Reuters on Monday he fully supported Saudi Arabia's readiness to react to any impact the new coronavirus could have on the oil market.
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Oman's foreign minister meets Iran's foreign minister Zarif: Tweet

Oman's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah will meet Iran's Foreign Ninister Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday to discuss maritime security in the Hormuz strait, Oman's..
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Oman's new sultan faces 'balancing act' as credit crunch looms

Holders of more than $20 billion of Oman's dollar bonds want the new sultan to push through urgent reforms to ward off a credit crunch in the Gulf's worst performing economy.
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India can play a role in de-escalating tensions in Gulf: Iranian foreign minister

India has been maintaining that it would like the situation to de-escalate as soon as possible and the country has been in touch with key players, including Iran, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar,..
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Friends and foes gather in Oman to mourn Qaboos

World and regional leaders, many at odds with one another, met Oman's new ruler on Sunday to offer condolences for the death of Sultan Qaboos whose quiet diplomacy during five decades in power helped..
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India declares a day of national mourning on Jan 13 to honour Oman's deceased Sultan Qaboos

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his grief in a tweet, where he described the deceased Sultan as "a true friend of India".
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Oman's new ruler chosen to provide continuity

When Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said named his preferred successor in a sealed envelope, he prioritized continuity by choosing a cousin with extensive foreign policy experience.
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Oman's Sultan Qaboos dies; successor vows to pursue peace

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East's longest serving rulers who maintained the country's neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday and his cousin Haitham bin Tariq al-Said was..
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Oman's new ruler promises to keep good ties with all nations

Oman's new ruler Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said promised on Saturday to maintain the Gulf Arab state's foreign policy which he said was built on peaceful coexistence and maintaining friendly ties..
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Sultan Qaboos ushered in Oman renaissance, quiet diplomacy

Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died late on Friday, transformed Oman during his 49-year reign from a poverty-stricken country torn by dissent into a prosperous state and an internationally trusted..
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Oman's Sultan Qaboos dies; cousin Haitham named successor

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East's longest serving rulers who maintained the country's neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday and state media said his cousin Haitham bin..
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Oman's new ruler Haitham bin Tariq takes oath: newspapers

Oman's new ruler, Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, was on Saturday taking the oath of allegiance as sultan to succeed his cousin Qaboos bin Said who died on Friday, two Omani newspapers said.
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Oman names Qaboos' cousin Haitham as new ruler: Jazeera TV

Oman has named Haitham bin Tariq al-Said as the country's new ruler after the death of his cousin Sultan Qaboos bin Said late on Friday, Al Jazeera television reported on Saturday.
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PM Modi condoles demise of Oman Sultan Qaboos, hails him as a true friend of India

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Japan PM heading to Middle East as planned, warship dispatch ordered

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go ahead with a planned trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend despite heightened tensions in the Middle East, while Tokyo also..
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Japan PM going on Middle East trip as planned: source

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe will go ahead with trip to the Middle East: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.
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Oman's minister responsible for foreign affairs, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, said in Iran on Tuesday the United States wanted to reduce tensions in the region, the official Iranian news agency IRNA..
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Iran's Soleimani killing has rapidly escalated Gulf event risks: S&P Global

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'Highlighted India's stakes and concerns': Amid mounting US-Iran tension, Jaishankar dials Pompeo

Amid mounting tension in West Asia following the US strike that killed a top Iranian general in Iraq, India's foreign minister on Sunday spoke to his counterparts in Iran, United States, Oman and UAE.
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Oman urges U.S. and Iran to seek dialogue

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Oman's Sultan Qaboos 'stable', treatment ongoing, state TV reports

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said is in a "stable condition" and continuing a program of medical treatment, state television said on Tuesday, citing a statement from the sultan's office.
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