Thursday 24 April 2014

Oman proposes tax on remittances

Oman should tax the billions of dollars which foreign workers send back to their home countries every year, an advisory committee to the government has proposed after signs of mounting pressure on state finances. The economic and


V Five set to launch 3rd hotel in UAE

Abu Dhabi-based V Five Continents Hospitality Group recently signed a management contract with Sultan International Holding, a highly diversified holding company, to launch V Five’s third hotel in the UAE. V Continents Executive Suites is


Saudi crown prince plans US medical tests

Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz will visit the United States soon for medical tests, state media said. Prince Sultan, who is also the defence minister of the world's top oil exporter, will leave the kingdom on Saturday for a "priv


Omani forces clear protest camps, arrest many

Omani security forces cleared demonstrators' camps and arrested hundreds, witnesses and protesters said, stamping out two more centres of protests demanding improved living conditions in the Sultanate. In the southern port of Salalah,


Oman grants parliament lawmaking powers

Oman's sultan has granted legislative powers to the sultanate's two councils following weeks of anti-government protests. "We grant the Oman Council legislative and regulatory powers," said a royal decree carried by ONA state news agency,


Gates to discuss Iran with Oman's ruler

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Oman on Sunday for talks with Sultan Qaboos bin Said and was due to visit an aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea that conducts operations supporting the war in Afghanistan. The talks were expect


Saudi crown prince returns home after treatment

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia has returned to the kingdom after spending most of the year in Morocco following medical treatment in the US. Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz, thought to be about 85, underwent an operation in New York in Febr

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