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BAE Signs $4 Billion Deal with Oman

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A British aerospace and defense company has signed a multi-billion-dollar contract to supply 20 military aircraft to Oman. BAE Systems said Friday the $4.1 billion contract will provide Oman with 12 Typhoon fighter jets and eight Hawk jet trainers. Delivery of the aircraft is slated to begin in 2017. BAE said the contract covers the […]

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Omanis Vote for Consultative Council

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Oman went to the polls Saturday to elect representatives in the 84-member consultative Shura council. The body is part of the larger Council of Oman, which also includes the appointed State Council and has traditionally met at the request of Sultan Qaboos bin Said to discuss topics of his choice. About 520,000 people […]

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Referees Stop Burma-Oman World Cup Qualifying Match

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Burma abandoned a World Cup qualifying match between the home team and Oman Thursday, after angry fans threw rocks and glass bottles at a referee and some of Oman’s players. Oman was leading 1-0 when the violence erupted. The Burmese fans turned unruly when a Japanese referee awarded a penalty kick to Oman. […]

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