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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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 bin...

2008-08-31 15:00:38

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 bin...

2008-08-31 15:00:17

According to Oman News: The Health Committee in the Wilayat of Shinas today held a meeting under the chairmanship of Sheikh Hilal bin Ali al Habsi, Wali of Shinas in the presence of the Director General of Health Services in Al Batinah region and the Committee's members.


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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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