OMAN NEWS

Four arrested in Muscat, Dhofar for theft, vandalism

Four arrested in Muscat, Dhofar for theft, vandalism
Muscat - 

The Royal Oman Police’s Muscat Police Command arrested a person on charges of theft and vandalism in a number of houses and shops.

Rains reported in interiors, temperature to drop in Muscat, says Met

Rains reported in interiors, temperature to drop in Muscat, says Met
Muscat - 

Though the capital is yet to see any rains, there have been reports of mild to moderate rains in the interiors of the country in the last 24 hours. 

Residents install water coolers outside their houses to help those grappling with heat

Residents install water coolers outside their houses to help those grappling with heat
Muscat - 

When you think about charity in a country like Oman where summer temperatures are too much to bear, an outdoor water cooler may be the right choice. The initiative could be a boon to the many outdoor workers.

Karate kid Hisham wins three medals in Helsinki

Karate kid Hisham wins three medals in Helsinki
Muscat - 

Eleven year old Hisham al Busaidy brought honour to the sultanate when he won three medals at the Helsinki Karate Open 2019 held last week in Finland.

UN secretary general receives credentials of sultanate’s permanent delegate

UN secretary general receives credentials of sultanate’s permanent delegate
Muscat - 

Antonio Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations (UN), received credentials of Dr Mohammed bin Awadh al Hassan as the sultanate’s permanent delegate. Dr Hassan conveyed greetings of His Majesty Sultan 

OCA unit screens more than 22,000 women in 10 years

OCA unit screens more than 22,000 women in 10 years

Muscat - 

More than 22,000 women of diverse nationalities and communities have been successfully screened at the mobile mammography unit of Oman Cancer Association (OCA) in the last decade.

Over 35% increase in gemstone sample inspections in Q1 2019

Over 35% increase in gemstone sample inspections in Q1 2019

Muscat - 

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) inspected 298 gemstone samples in Q1 of 2019, a 35.5 per cent increase as compared to 220 last year. 

Microplastics in drinking water: WHO calls for further research

Microplastics in drinking water: WHO calls for further research

Muscat - 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health. This follows the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking water.

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