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Oman

Country archive · 40 posts


Latest stories about Oman

10 June 2012

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Oman: Arrests of Rights Activists Continue

Human Rights activists in Oman are being targeted by authorities amid world silence. Omanis take to their keyboards the keep their struggle alive, writes Mona Kareem, who brings us the...

17 May 2012

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Proposals for Union of Arab Gulf States Prompt Concern

The governments of the Gulf are discussing transforming the current Gulf Cooperation Council into an EU-style union. The move comes in an atmosphere of tension caused by the Arab uprisings...

11 May 2011

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Arab World: The Club for Arab Monarchies to Get Morocco and Jordan

At first, everyone thought it was a joke or just one more Twitter rumor. Soon, netizens realised it was true and the shock made everyone act hysterical with their funny...

7 March 2011

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Arab World: Bloggers Compete for Arabisk Competition

Arab bloggers are vying for the Best of the Arabic Blogs Awards, Arabisk, which is now in the judging phase of the competition. The top 20 nominations in four categories...

9 December 2010

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Oman: A Blogging Pioneer Tells His Story

Blogs in Oman, as in other countries in the region, are somewhat less popular than internet forums, but there has been a growth in blogging in recent years. Global Voices...

29 June 2010

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Middle East: Goodbye Saramago

Bloggers across the Middle East mourned the death of Portuguese writer Jose Saramago. Tarek Amr rounds up their reactions.

11 June 2010

Arab World: Where the Streets are Quiet During Football Games

Millions of people around the world are glued to their television screens, watching the World Cup's opening ceremony from South Africa - and the scene is not that different in...

10 June 2010

Oman: The Aftermath of Cyclone Phet

Oman was hit a few days ago by cyclone Phet, a tropical cyclone originating from the Indian Ocean. This is the second major cyclone to hit Oman in three years....

30 March 2010

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Arab World: Earth Hour Marked Across the Region

Earth Hour is an annual event celebrated on the last Saturday in March. Awareness of Earth Hour has been spreading throughout the world since its inception in Australia in 2007....

8 January 2010

Oman: Diet, Podcast, and the Higher Educational System

Omani bloggers are back in the blogging scene as they start the new year with big resolutions and plans, writes Riyadh Al Balushi.

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