HRW SAYS DEFAMATION LAWS USED IN LEBANON TO SILENCE CRITICS

Lebanese authorities have been increasing their reliance on insult and defamation laws to silence journalists, activists, and others critical of government policies and corruption, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

The 122-page report, “‘There is a Price to Pay’: …

Before His Majesty, a Number of Their Excellencies Take Oath

Muscat, Before His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, at Bait Al Barakah a number of their excellencies took oath as follows:

Nasir bin Khamis bin Ali al-Jashmi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance.

Eng. Azzah bint Sulaiman bin Said al-Ismailiyah, Minister …

The Sultanate to Mark International Tolerance Day tomorrow

Jakarta, In implementation of the Royal directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said to disseminate the concept of understanding among peoples of the world in a bid to enhance human relations among nations, the Sultanate will join the rest of world …

HM The Sultan Gives Audience to American Ambassador

Muscat, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said gave an audience at Bait Al Barakah to Marc J. Sievers, USA Ambassador to the Sultanate to bid His Majesty farewell at the end of his tour of duty as his country’s ambassador to the …