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Another story from Oman. This is on a community being revamped by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for its staff.

At its core, however, the Ras Al Hamra project appears to be about making a lasting impact on Muscat and its reputation as a city that people would aspire to live in — regardless of the twists and turns of the energy industry.

“PDO is interested in making a statement about the quality of life possible in Muscat,” said Mr Green, senior project manager for the project’s phase 1 and 1a design.

The story is also about Oman’s long-term view of its energy resources.

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Sultan Qaboos misses Oman’s National Day

Here’s a dispatch from Muscat on National Day celebrations in Oman. This was the first year the country’s long-time leader Sultan Qaboos was absent. The sultan is in Germany for medical treatment.

The day before the celebrations the country’s main telecom network, Omantel, was down for several hours. Some speculated hackers might be responsible.