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Oman periodically submits reports on its climate change adaptations as a requirement for its participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.1 Oman is vulnerable to climate change, and one of the results of the changing temperatures has been an increase in the frequency of tropical cyclones. Climate change negatively affects livestock and fishing revenues, water supply, and biodiversity.2 Air quality is negatively affected by pollutants from crude oil production and industrial plants.3

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1 http://www.unep.org/rowa/KeyActivities/ClimateChange/tabid/101289/Default.aspx
2 http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/omnnc1.pdf
3 https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/17076/Oman.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
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Oman News

Lord's 
Oman, who have associate status with the ICC as a non-test playing nation, have signed the Letter of Friendship with MCC to help strengthen their infrastructure, promote the game of cricket and nurture young cricketing talent, growing the game at ... See more..
Times of Oman 
Muscat: A number of people are trapped under rubble after a mountainside collapsed on them in Nizwa, according to rescue officials. A statement from the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) said, "A report of the collapse of part of ... See more..
Times of Oman 
"The Oman Science Festival is a scientific event, which is concerned with introducing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to students in particular and to the public in general. The festival aims to create a positive attitude ... See more..
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ETTelecom.com 
It did not give details on when TRA would award the third licence. The new operator will compete with Oman Telecommunications Co. (Omantel) and Ooredoo Oman. Oman had already received bids from Saudi Telecom (STC), Kuwait's Zain, Sudan's Sudatel, ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Dar es Salaam — The King of Oman, Sayyid Al Said, has assured Tanzania of his country's commitment to investing in industries, oil and gas as well as adding value to minerals being extracted in the country. The commitment will also cover the energy ... See more..
Times of Oman 
Muscat: The Oman embassy in Thailand has warned citizens that smoking on a Thai beach will soon land you in jail for a year. Smoking on beaches in Thailand will be banned from November, and violators could pay up to a $3,000 fine and face a prison ... See more..
Times of Oman 
Muscat: The Omani government has banned artifical coral reefs after it was discovered that fishermen had been throwing old tyres and building waste into the sea. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries announced that no licences would be granted for ... See more..
Forbes 
The chief executive of Oman Air has unexpectedly resigned from the airline, just three months after the CEO of Oman's only other commercial carrier – Salam Air – also stepped aside. Oman Air confirmed in a series of Twitter messages on October 16 that ... See more..
Times of Oman 
In a statement posted online, Royal Oman Police listed the 25 countries and added: "Regulations for Granting E- Non-Sponsor Tourist Visa for Citizens of the Following Countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Albania, Uzbekistan, Iran, Panama, Bhutan, Bosnia ... See more..
Times of Oman 
As UNICEF Representative, Al Wreikat will provide strategic leadership in the design and implementation of programmes for the well-being of children and women in Oman, as part of the Government of Oman-UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation. See more..
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Geography

Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE
Area

Total 309,500 sq km
Land 309,500 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

dry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south
Natural Resources

petroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas ;
Natural Hazards

summer winds often raise large sandstorms and dust storms in interior; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

rising soil salinity; beach pollution from oil spills; limited natural freshwater resources

Demographics

Nationality
Omani
Population
3,154,134 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Oman is a middle-income economy that is heavily dependent on dwindling oil resources. Because of declining reserves and a rapidly growing labor force, Muscat has actively pursued a development plan that focuses on diversification, industrialization, and privatization, with the objective of reducing the oil sector's contribution to GDP to 9% by 2020 and creating more jobs to employ the rising numbers of Omanis entering the workforce. Tourism and gas-based industries are key components of the government's diversification strategy. However, increases in social welfare benefits, particularly since the Arab Spring, will challenge the government's ability to effectively balance its budget if ...See More oil revenues decline. By using enhanced oil recovery techniques, Oman succeeded in increasing oil production, giving the country more time to diversify, and the increase in global oil prices through 2011 provided the government greater financial resources to invest in non-oil sectors. In 2012, continued surpluses resulting from sustained high oil prices and increased enhanced oil recovery allowed the government to maintain growth in social subsidies and public sector job creation. However, the Sultan made widely reported statements indicating this would not be sustainable, and called for expanded efforts to support SME development and entrepreneurship. Government agencies and large oligarchic group companies heeded his call, announcing new initiatives to spin off non-essential functions to entrepreneurs, incubate new businesses, train and mentor up and coming business people, and provide financing for start-ups. In response to fast growth in household indebtedness, the Central Bank reduced the ceiling on personal interest loans from 8 to 7%, lowered mortgage rates, capped the percentage of consumer loans at 50% of borrower's salaries for personal loans and 60% for housing loans, and limited maximum repayment terms to 10 and 25 years respectively. In 2012 the Central Bank also issued final regulations governing Islamic banking and two full-fledged Islamic banks held oversubscribed IPOs while four traditional banks opened sharia-compliant Islamic windows. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$91.54 billion (2012 est.); $87.16 billion (2011 est.); $83.41 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

38% of GDP (2012 est.); 41% of GDP (2011 est.); 37.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

dates, limes, bananas, alfalfa, vegetables; camels, cattle; fish
Industries

crude oil production and refining, natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production; construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals, optic fiber