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Oman forces disperse protesters peacefully

Oman forces disperse protesters peacefully

SOHAR – Omani forces in tanks dispersed on Tuesday protesters who were blocking the port in the Sohar industrial city and the coastal road to the capital Muscat, an AFP reporters said. The operation went peacefully and Omani forces drove away protesters who had been keeping vigil at the Earth Roundabout, a landmark intersection in Sohar where clashes erupted Sunday killing at least one protester.
It came a day after the United States urged Oman to show restraint and press ahead

Oman protesters clash anew with police

SOHAR – Fresh clashes erupted between Omani police and protesters on Monday, a day after police killed at least one as the turmoil rocking the Arab world reached the normally calm Gulf sultanate. Hundreds of demonstrators stormed a police station in the key industrial area of Sohar, northwest of the capital Muscat, and police responded by firing tear gas.
There were no immediate reports of casualties in the clashes that broke out near Earth Roundabout, a key intersection on the

Tanker with huge load of oil hijacked off Oman

DUBAI – Pirates on Wednesday seized a supertanker off the coast of Oman bound for the United States carrying a crew of 25 and a load of more than 1.9 million barrels of oil, officials said. “We cannot contact the vessel,” an official with Enesel, the Greek company that manages the Irene SL, told AFP by telephone.
The tanker was carrying “about 270,000 metric tons” of Kuwaiti crude, which translates to over 1.9 million barrels of oil, he said, asking not to be named. The

Pakistan seeks increased cooperation with Oman

MUSCAT – An increased Omani investment was sought by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in Pakistan’s energy, telecom and agro-based industries beside an early finalisation of a free trade agreement with the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) during a meeting with Oman’s Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs Fahd bin Mahmud Al Sai’d.
Bilateral relations, economic cooperation, trade, commerce and investment were discussed in a meeting attended by Foreign Minister Shah

Pakistan, Oman to boost trade

MUSCAT – Pakistan and Oman on Monday vowed to move towards a more robust relationship with closer collaboration in the industrial, agricultural, health and education sectors for a brighter future of their peoples.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani met Sultan Qaboos bin Sa`id at his official retreat, and discussed the situation in the region, the challenges being faced by Pakistan at the hands of the extremists and the measures the government was taking to address its economic

Gilani reaches Oman on two-day visit

MUSCAT – Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani reached Muscat on Monday on a two-day visit and was warmly received at the Muscat International Airport.
On the airport, personal representative of the Sultan Assad bin Tariq al-Said received the PM while a contingent of Royal Oman Police presented a salute to him.
The PM will have an audience with the Sultan Qaboos bin Al-Said at the official retreat of Bait-al Barka Palace and hold talks with the Omani leaders on Tuesday.

Gilani’s Oman visit aimed at boosting economic ties

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will pay an official two-day visit to Oman to seek greater investment and to enhance trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Prime Minister Gilani, during his visit beginning tomorrow, will have an audience with Sultan Qaboos bin Al-Said and will hold talks with the Omani leadership. Talks will primarily be focussed at trade and investment. Situation in the region, Middle East with particular focus on Iraq,

Oman national day message

KARACHI: HE Khamis bin Mohammed bin Abdullah AI-Farsi Consul General in Karachi issued following message on the national day of the Sultanate of Oman.
It reads: “Firstly I want to thank Almighty Allah for all his benefits for peace and harmony, and for our creation. We give prayers and salam to the best human being the holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him). I would like to convey to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, my heartiest felicitations on the joyous occasion of the