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2010-07-07 02:54:00

LONDON, July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Bank to Boost Trading Volumes, Efficiencies and Broaden Revenue Options via Fully-Integrated Trade Finance System Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), the global application software and services company, today announces that the National Bank of Oman (NBO) has selected the Misys trade finance solution to allow NBO to expand its business coverage, meeting customer demands and support its growing trade volumes. The integrated solution...

2010-07-06 08:14:00

TORONTO, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GENTOR RESOURCES, INC. ("Gentor" or the "Company") (OTCBB - "GNTO.OB") is pleased to announce that drilling for massive sulphide copper has commenced on its Oman properties.

2010-06-09 08:06:28

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite, known as TRMM is a "flying rain gauge" in space, and can provide rainfall estimates from its position in orbit around the Earth.

2010-06-04 13:22:53

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and Aqua satellites are keeping a close eye on Cyclone Phet, a monster cyclone in the Arabian Sea, now affecting coastal Oman.

2010-06-03 07:10:21

Tropical storm Phet intensified over the last 24 hours and has grown into a full-blown and powerful cyclone.

2010-05-05 09:59:00

PATTERSON, ID, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GENTOR RESOURCES, INC. ("Gentor" or the "Company") (OTCBB - "GNTO.OB") is pleased to announce that it has concluded the sale of 4,000,000 Units (as hereafter described) to a non-U.S. person for US$2,000,000.

2010-05-03 16:06:00

ZAGREB, Croatia, May 3 /PRNewswire/ - CROSCO Integrated Drilling & Well Services Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that two additional workover rigs, CROSCO Cardwell 9 and CROSCO Cardwell 10 have been mobilized to Oman.

2010-03-16 09:51:00

In the news release, Harvest Natural Resources Announces 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results, issued 16-Mar-2010 by Harvest Natural Resources, Inc.

2010-03-08 10:30:00

PATTERSON, ID, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GENTOR RESOURCES, INC.

2010-01-04 07:00:00

PATTERSON, ID, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GENTOR RESOURCES, INC. ("Gentor" or the "Company") (OTCBB - "GNTO") is pleased to announce that a letter of intent (the "Letter of Intent") has been executed by Gentor and Arabian Peninsula Projects Ltd., African Precious Minerals Ltd.

Latest Oman Reference Libraries

Al Hajar Mountains
2013-04-19 20:58:17

The Hajar Mountains, which is Arabic for stone mountains, is located in northeastern Oman and the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range within the eastern Arabian Peninsula. Lying 50 to 100 kilometers inland from the Gulf of Oman coast, they divide the low coastal plain of Oman from the high desert plateau. The mountains start in the north, creating the Musandam peninsula. From there, the Northern Hajjar runs southeast, parallel to the coast but also moving gradually...

Arabian Tahr, Arabitragus jayakari
2012-08-08 13:24:30

The Arabian tahr (Arabitragus jayakari) is a species of ungulate that is related to wild goats. This tahr is native to Arabia, residing in the Sultanate of Oman and in the Hajar Mountains located in United Arab Emirates. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,905 feet within its range. The Arabian tahr was first given the name Hemitragus jayakari, after it was described from specimens collected by Dr. A.S.G. Jayakar. In 2005, genetic studies found that it belonged in the newly created...

2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

2007-12-21 13:32:44

The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body heat. This subspecies is unusual, as it is not known to howl. Arabian wolves are unique among gray...

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