Coast Guard Foils Plot to Smuggle Drugs into Dhofar

Muscat – Atheer The Dhofar Coast Guard has foiled an attempt to smuggle various drugs into Dhofar via boat. Two individuals of Arab nationality were seized, along with 2600 packages of narcotics. The accused have been referred to the Management of Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, for further action to be …

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Civil Defense Rescues Six People From Wadi

Atheer – External Sources The Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance has revealed that it rescued six people in Quriyat, in the Muscat Governorate. The authority explained via its Twitter account that one of its teams was sent to rescue the group, whose vehicle had become stuck in a …

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Why Does Driving on Wet Roads Cause Vehicles to Skid?

Atheer – External Sources As we know, when exposed to wet roads, cars are in danger of skidding, due to the fact that the tyres temporarily lose their grip on the road. According to the Authority for Technical Quality Control ‘Tüv Süd,’ via the General Authority for Traffic website, drivers …

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Oman Crude Oil Price Drops

Atheer – Oman News Agency The price of Oman crude oil due for March delivery is, as of today, 52.98 US Dollars. According to Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) the price of Oman oil saw a drop of 0.20 US Dollars overnight. The average price of Oman oil due for February delivery is …

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Iran Speeds up Visa Processing Time for Omanis

Atheer – External Sources The Iranian Embassy in Muscat has announced that visas will now be able to be processed for Omanis within one hour. The Times of Oman reported that the embassy has sped up visa procedures, in order to further trade relations with the Sultanate, with visa processing …

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Minister of Manpower Confirms NOC Talks are Ongoing

Atheer – External Sources Discussions regarding changes to the current No Objection Certificate (NOC) system are still ongoing, in the wake of recent comments made by the Minister of Manpower and the Shura Council, calling on the NOC to remain. According to the Times of Oman, minister Sheikh Abdullah Al …

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Individual Arrested on Charges of Impersonating Police

Atheer – External Sources The Muscat Police Criminal Investigation Department has apprehended an individual on charges of robbery and impersonation of a police officer. The suspect, an Omani national, is accused of stopping an Asian expatriate in Muttrah and asking him to hand over documents under the guise that he was …

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Mwasalat to Provide Service for Muscat Festival Visitors

Muscat – Atheer National transportation company Mwasalat has announced that it will be providing special transportation to Muscat Festival visitors, that will run between the 19th of January and the 11th of February. The initiative comes in line with Mwasalat’s attempts to encourage people to visit the festival by means of …

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Mwasalat Signs Memorandum with Oman Drydock Company

Muscat – Atheer National transportation company Mwasalat has signed a memorandum of understanding with Oman Drydock Company for the transportation of all employees via Mwasalat buses. Under the terms of the memorandum, Mwasalat will transport the Oman Drydock employees between Muscat and Duqm, on the recently launched Muscat-Duqm line. Dr. …

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Court of Appeals Rules Against Imprisonment of Omani Writer

Muscat – Atheer The Muscat Court of Appeals has today issued a ruling in the case of writer Humoud Al Shukaili. The court ruled that the appeal would be accepted and that Al Shukaili, who is currently jailed, would subsequently be released. The Muscat Preliminary Court initially convicted the writer …

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Is the Eight-Hour Sleep Nothing More than a Myth?

  Atheer – External Sources The idea that our bodies require a solid 8 hours of sleep per night is ingrained in us, however history and science both advocate that this sleep pattern may be unnatural. An experiment was carried out in the 1990s, in which psychiatrist Thomas Wehr placed …

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Oman Crude Increases

Atheer – Oman News Agency The price of Oman crude oil due for March delivery is, as of today, 54.22 US Dollars. According to Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) the price of Oman oil rose 0.50 US Dollars overnight, to 53.72 US Dollars. The average price of Oman crude oil due …

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Muscat Festival 2017 Mobile Application Available

Atheer – External Sources With this year’s edition of the Muscat Festival just around the corner, the Muscat Festival 2017 mobile application is now available for download. According to the Times of Oman, the application is available in both Arabic and English, providing basic information on 22 of the festival’s …

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