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2009-06-05 09:12:00

MARIETTA, Ga., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for a C-130J Super Hercules.

2009-05-22 07:59:00

LONDON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- - Roskill Information Services - The Economics of Aluminium (9th Edition) - http://www.roskill.com/reports/aluminium - New Report From Roskill Analyses Worldwide Aluminium Supply and Demand China dominates the global aluminium industry accounting for one third of both world production and world consumption of primary aluminium.

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2009-05-18 15:45:00

Meteorites provide valuable information about the early history of the solar system. A group of Swiss geologists have conducted systematic meteorite searches in Oman since 2001, and they recently returned from their latest hunt.

2009-04-17 01:00:00

AMSTERDAM, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today announced that it has won a major contract to provide project management services to the Brazilian mining company Vale (Companhia Vale do Rio Doce) for a large project in Sohar, Oman.

2009-04-14 09:46:00

HOUSTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: HNR) announced today the signing of the Al Ghubar / Qarn Alam Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement with the Sultanate of Oman in Muscat, Oman.

2008-12-04 00:00:00

PARIS, December 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CGGVeritas (ISIN: 0000120164 - NYSE: CGV) announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract extension by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to perform seismic data processing and imaging services at its Mina Al Fahal site.

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2008-11-06 12:26:16

Scientists say that a type of rock found at or near the surface in the Mideast nation of Oman and other areas around the world could be harnessed to soak up huge quantities of globe-warming carbon dioxide.

2008-09-29 06:00:26

Oman to invest USD 5 billion in domestic steel industry in 2008 Danube to leverage booming market by investing AED 50 million in a new steel facility in Oman The Sultanate of Oman is aiming to become one of the Gulf region's top iron and steel producer, with plans to invest USD 5 billion to boost productivity and construct new facilities as part of the government's efforts to broaden the base of its economy for the coming years.

2008-09-27 09:00:25

In an interview with journalists, the head of the Kazakh national oil and gas company KazMunayGaz, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, talks about the strategy of developing oil export routes from Kazakhstan and Kazakhstan's participation in several international oil projects.


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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...

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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.

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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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