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Oman: Country on the Arabian Peninsula
Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Located in a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal boundaries.


55-year-old woman returns home after being stuck in Oman for 11-month [Video]

55-year-old woman returns home after being stuck in Oman for 11-month

After 11 months, 55-year-old woman returned to her home in Kanpur from Oman. She expressed happiness and thanked the government for the help. The woman accused her employees in Oman for harassing her...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:15Published
Prince Harry sends video message to wounded veterans taking on Omani trek [Video]

Prince Harry sends video message to wounded veterans taking on Omani trek

Prince Harry has sent a video message in support of The Walk of Oman whichwill involve six wounded veterans who will tackle an epic trek across thehostile conditions of the Omani desert over 21 days...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:27Published

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Oman's ministry of health confirmed on Tuesday six new cases of coronavirus in the country, raising the total number to 12, according to the ministry's twitter account.
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Oman banned entry of visitors from countries where coronavirus has spread, the foreign ministry said on Twitter on Monday, without specifying countries.
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UK foreign minister visits Oman, Saudi Arabia to boost post-Brexit ties

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Oman and the state airline of Saudi Arabia, Saudia, both suspended flights to China on Sunday in reaction to the coronavirus epidemic.
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