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2008-07-17 15:00:36

july 17, 2008According to oman news: sheikh abdullah bin salim al rowas, minister of regional municipalities and water resources today visited water projects in dhofar governorate including the salalah protection dam against hazardous floods, as well as, other projects being implemented by the ministry in dhofar governorate. during the visit, the minister met with the water resources management officials in the governorate. he was briefed by the dam's officials on the construction progress of...

2008-07-16 21:00:26

MOSCOW. July 16 (Interfax) - Russia and Oman have discussed bilateral cooperation, including on the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) project. The talks were held between Oman's National Economy Minister Ahmed bin Abdul-Nabi Makki, Trade and Industry Minister Makbul bin Ali Sultan, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko and Trasneft's President Nikolai Tokarev, Transneft's Vice President Mikhail Barkov told Interfax. In particular the ministers discussed Russia's plans to buy Oman's stake...

2008-07-13 15:00:16

According to Oman News: The turn out for the Sultanate's pavilion at 'Water and Sustainable Development' International Exhibition 2008, hosted by Zaragoza in Spain with participation from 100 countries has been distinguished. 105,000 visitors to the Sultanate's pavilion during the three weeks after inauguration expressed their satisfaction with the displayed items which represent that Omani environment and cast light on sustainable development of water resources, as well as, highlighting the...

2008-07-11 21:00:19

ARKHANGELSK. July 11 (Interfax) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has said the government is discussing the possibility of acquiring Oman's stake in Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC). Oman decided earlier to withdraw from the CPC due to what it called the inefficiency of the project. The governments with stakes in the CPC - Russia and Kazakhstan - have the preemptive right to buy out Oman's 7% stake. Russia and Kazakhstan could split Oman's stake in the CPC equally among each...

2008-07-08 00:00:24

Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 press@researchandmarkets.com Logo: http://www.researchandmarkets.com Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ 1c8b19/oman_oil_and_gas_e) has announced the addition of the "Oman Oil And Gas Exploration And Production Industry Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2012" report to their offering. Summary This profile is...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASTANA. July 4 (Interfax) - Kazakh national oil and gas company KazMunayGas is studying the possibility of acquiring half of Oman's stake in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), Timur Kulibayev, chairman of the KazEnergy association, told journalists in Astana on Friday. "There will undoubtedly be interest. The national company is working on this," he said when asked if Kazakhstan intends to acquire half of Oman's 7% stake in the CPC. "Russia has expressed interest and, of course,...

2008-07-04 09:00:39

MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas has signed a farm-out agreement with Mari Gas Company to acquire 40% interest from its 100% owned and operated Karak onshore exploration block in north-west Pakistan. In parallel, MOL has assigned 25% participating interest to Mari Gas Company in its 100% owned and operated Block 43B in Oman. MOL signed the exploration and production sharing agreement with the Sultanate of Oman in June 2006 for Block 43B. The block is located onshore in north-east Oman with an...

2008-07-02 15:00:46

Heritage Explorations Inc. is please to announce that effective June 26, 2008 the company changed its name to USR Technology Inc. (OTCBB: USRT) to reflect a new and exciting direction being undertaken by the company in the oil and gas services sector, specifically the provision of directional drilling services to international oil and gas companies, with emphasis on Ultra-Short Radius (USR), Short Radius (SR) and slim hole applications. The company will deploy proprietary well intervention...

2008-07-02 09:00:41

Omani mobile operator launches in-flight roaming services ABU DHABI, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Nawras, a major mobile operator in Oman, has launched in-flight roaming services, Oman Daily Observer reported on Tuesday. The service allows Nawras postpaid customers to use their mobile phones on flights equipped with the communication system by AeroMobile, a Britain-based provider of mobile phone services to airlines. By this system, Nawras customers can make and accept calls as well as send...

2008-06-17 15:00:25

According to Oman News: The proceedings of the7th meeting of AGCC States Environmental Media and Awareness Committee hosted by the Sultanate represented by the Environment and Climate Affairs Ministry kicked off at Radisson Sass Hotel today with the participation of GCC States and the delegations from GCC General Secretariat and last for two days. Participants highlighted the importance of adopting clear environmental policies by the AGCC countries to raise public awareness of the importance...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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