· April, 2007

Stories about Oman from April, 2007

Oman: Why No FM Stations?

  30 April 2007

“If I'm not mistaken the law governing the licensing of private TV and radio stations came out in August 2004 and the license fee structure was agreed by committee overseeing the process in April 2005. Three FM stations and one satellite station were were approved in October 2005. Not one...

Oman: Overworked Doctors

  20 April 2007

Doctors in Oman are over worked, with some putting in 50 hours of continuous work with no breaks, reports Sleepless in Muscat. “These shifts not only endanger the lives of the patients and the doctors themselves, but also result in the doctors losing out on much needed rest with many...

Oman: Gay Marriages a Rumour

  20 April 2007

Omani blogger Nabhan Abdullatif gets the shock of his life when he hears a fellow student announce in class at his Jordan university that gay marriages are allowed in his country. “He basically went on and on about how gay couples from Kuwait or Saudi Arabia come to Oman to...

Bahrain: GCC oversight

  5 April 2007

Bahraini blogger Mahmood's Den discusses the ills of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and their inability to implement important monetary policy.

Oman: Leaving Gulf Air

  4 April 2007

Omani blogger Muscati discusses reports that Oman will be pulling out of Gulf Air – once a regional airline but owned by Bahrain and Oman. “While it is understandable that Oman is thinking about improving its own airline rather than continuing to spend on Gulf Air, which has been an...

Oman: Health Worries

  4 April 2007

Omani blogger Lym was in for a shock when she went to give blood. She was told she suffered from iron deficiency anemia – a condition triggered by low iron levels in the blood. “This is all to say that my lifestyle has to change as soon as possible and...