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
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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 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'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,
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
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