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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. He attempts to alleviate fears that the recent Russian-Georgian conflict will increase the risk of exporting oil via the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. He says Kazakhstan will not change plans for exporting oil via this pipeline and...

2008-09-24 15:00:56

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran, 24 Sept: The issue of gas deal between the Islamic Republic, Oman and Pakistan will be pursued next week in Tehran. A group of experts from Oman and Pakistan will hold talks with the Iranian side on the gas deal next week. On September 2, Iran's Oil Minister Gholamhoseyn Nowzari visited Oman to follow up the Iran-Oman gas deal. During the visit, Nowzari said that Iran and Oman will pursue...

2008-09-19 03:00:25

By Jolley, David W Widdowson, Mike; Self, Stephen Abstract: Research from biological and geological sources has highlighted the role of volcanoes in the outgassing of P, and thermal fixation and subsequent atmospheric oxidation of NO^sub x^ in volcanic environments. The impact of these nutrient fluxes on biological systems has been demonstrated on present-day Hawai'i, and here we consider the impact on the plant communities within a large igneous province (LIP). The Miocene Columbia River...

2008-09-18 15:00:20

According to Oman News: A guide on 'a better environment' in Arabic and English was launched at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry today. It aims to direct society on ideal methods of conserving the environment.During a press conference held at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry today, Eng. Ahmed bin Hassan al Dheeb, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for Commerce and Industry said that the promoting the Omani product campaign was aimed at educating the society on...

2008-09-16 12:00:28

Oman Air has appointed Markku Nokkala as the airline's new vice president of planning. Mr Nokkala has 30 years of experience in the airline industry. His core competence areas are route decisions based on market analysis, combination of markets and resources to maximize the productivity in cost effective way, route and network profitability, negotiations with aircraft manufacturers and with authorities, slot management and process improvement. Prior to this assignment, Mr Nokkala was with...

2008-09-07 21:00:17

$300 billion to boost Gulf oil by 10 million barrels a dayDatabase shows upstream oil projects soaring from $1.5 billion to a 2008 peak of $30 billionA massive $300 billion investment in boosting oil production is underway which could see the Arabian Gulf deliver a staggering 10 million barrels of crude a day in added capacity by 2015 - more than half from Saudi Arabia alone - according to project research firm Proleads. "Recent analysis of total global oil production and development projects...

2008-09-07 15:00:16

According to Oman News: The graduation of the Military Foundation Music Course was celebrated at the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) School today under the auspices of Brigadier Nasser bin Said al Hadabi, RGO Acting Commander. The Chief Guest was briefed on the course's general contents. After that, the graduates played a number of musical pieces from the Omani heritage, Arab and western musical pieces. At the end of the ceremony, the Chief Guest distributed appreciation prizes and certificates to...

2008-09-05 21:00:19

MOSCOW. Sept 5 (Interfax) - Russia has reached an agreement with Oman on the purchase of the country's 7% stake in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), Deputy Energy Minister Stanislav Svetlitsky told journalists on Friday. "We have accepted their offer for the whole 7%. We have submitted our offer to Oman," he said. At the same time, Kazakhstan is still interested in buying the stake, and for this reason no definitive decision has been made on who will buy it or how it will be...

2008-09-02 09:00:31

Oman's telecom giant to introduce VoIP services ABU DHABI, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) will soon introduce services based on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), a low-cost web-based communication technology, local newspaper Gulf News reported on Monday. "We are ready to launch VoIP in November as we have everything in place for the launch except for a small technical snag," Omantel's chief executive Mohammad Bin Ali Al Wohaibi was quoted as saying....

2008-09-01 15:00:17

According to Oman News: Under the auspices of Maqbool bin Ali Sultan, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of the Free Zone Committee, a celebration was held at Dhofar governorate today to mark signing a number of agreements and opening of a number of projects at the Salalah Free Zone.The agreements signing ceremony was attended by Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, Minister of National Economy & Deputy Chairman of the Financial Affairs & Energy Resources Council, Yousuf bin Alawi...


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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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barratry
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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