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First Coronavirus Case Detected In Oman, Four More In Saudi Arabia
2013-11-01 10:09:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the annual hajj pilgrimage has come and gone in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health continues to monitor the situation for any signs of an increase in the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). On October 29 and again on Oct. 31, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV, as submitted by the Ministry of Health...

2013-08-20 23:23:30

Market Reports Online now offers “GCC Renewable Energy Sector Opportunity Analysis” and “Middle East Renewable Energy Sector Analysis” research studies published recently by Kuick Research. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 There is a newfound interest in renewable energy development for six major Middle Eastern economies. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, together known as the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), have turned their focus towards the exploitation...

2013-07-23 23:04:02

The Apex Medical Group, popularly known as AMG is the developer behind the project that is expected to open up a plethora of healthcare benefits for this region. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 The infrastructure planning for the development of International Medical City (IMC) has just been completed, reports AMG. The Apex Medical Group is the developer of this enormous inbound medical tourism project coming up in Salalah, Sultanate of Oman. With the completion of infrastructure planning, the...

2013-06-28 23:27:18

Maggie Oman Shannon, author of Crafting Calm, was recently featured in The Huffington Post and Mother Earth Living with inspirational crafts. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 "In this wired, wild world, it is harder than ever to truly calm oneself—everywhere we go, we are assaulted by noise, stimulation, the never-ending crawl at the bottom of our television screens," states Maggie Oman Shannon in her recently released book from Viva Editions, Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for...


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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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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