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Stories about Oman

Global Voices’ top stories on environmental destruction, as the planet just observed World Environment Day

Global Voices has covered environmental issues extensively, and one focus of our stories has been the way pollution, massive urbanization, development infrastructures, and human-caused accidents are destroying fragile ecosystems.

Oman detains activists over online posts criticizing projects that could destroy Dhofar Plain

Activists and environmentalists took to social media platforms to criticize Omani government's decision to allow construction of housing units over Dhofar Plain, which threatens camel grazers' livelihoods and centuries-old traditions.

Iconic House of Wonders collapse leaves Zanzibaris wondering about fate of cultural heritage

The House of Wonders collapse left many wondering about the fate of Zanzibar's cultural heritage. 

A new ‘cyber defence’ system in Oman raises human rights concerns

The Omani Sultanate passed a new decree giving security authorities further control over the internet.

Fighting COVID-19 goes hand-in-hand with shuttering newspapers across the Middle East

As part of their measures to counter COVID-19, Jordan, Oman, Morocco, the UAE and Yemen, have all banned print newspapers until further notice.

Impact of COVID-19 containment measures on human rights and civil liberties in the Middle East

COVID-19 measures in the MENA region have especially targeted some of the most vulnerable groups such as detained human rights defenders, migrant workers and independent media. 

Zanzibar mourns the death of Omani sultan who strengthened historical ties with East Africa

Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman was known to many as a "quiet diplomat" who modernized Oman and restored and strengthened historical ties with Zanzibar and East Africa.

A Year After Newspaper Ban, Independent Media Remain Under Siege in Oman

Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.

Omani Authorities Block Access to Online Magazine Mowatin

The independent magazine was blocked by Oman authorities on World Press Freedom Day, hours after resuming publication.

Omani Film Critic Sentenced to Jail Over Facebook Posts

"As long as there is a human being exploiting a human being, there are revolutionary dreams, and dreams make the future."

In Oman, Independent Media Suspended Until Further Notice

Albalad is the second independent media to stop publishing of its own accord this year. Another newspaper, Alzamn, was suspended by the government last August.

Who Says Desert Climates Can’t Rock Agriculture? Check Out the Gulf Nations at EXPO 2015

Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE participate in Milan's Expo 2015 with well designed pavilions to introduce the world to their agrarian and food culture.

Understanding Copyright in the Arab World

Arab countries should not extend the length of their copyright term without thinking of the consequences that this will have on the ability of society to access knowledge and culture.

Omani Blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi Disappeared At UAE Border

Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi was detained while attempting to enter the United Arab Emirates by car from Oman, according to a statement released by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Countdown to Asian Cup 2015 Heats Up in Australia

The temperatures in Australia are soaring a week before hosting the Asian Cup 2015 starting 9 January.

A Culinary Tour of Eid al-Adha Dishes Enjoyed Across the Middle East

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha celebrations with a feast. Thalia Rahme brings us some traditional and not so traditional recipes prepared by Muslims across the Middle East on that day.

What Happens When a Muslim, Jew, Christian, Atheist and Agnostic Travel the World Together?

Victor, Josselin, Samuel, Ilan and Ismael all belong to different religions (or none at all). Together, they created the InterFaith Tour.

Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

MENA: Acclaimed Authors’ Favorites of 2012

M. Lynx Qualey, blogger, who is interested in Arab and Arabic literature, wrote a series of posts introducing acclaimed Arab poets, novelists, and short-story writers’ favorite Arab reads of 2012....

Why is the GCC Quiet about Gaza?

“Gulf countries awfully quiet about Gaza,” tweets Foreign Policy editor Blake Hounshell. Lebanese journalist Antoun Issa adds: @antissa: Amazing how eager GCC are to arm Arabs to fight each other,...

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