Category Archives: Economics

SGT Begins Awareness Campaign for Excise Tax

Muscat, The Secretariat General for Taxation

(SGT) today launched an awareness campaign covering all

governorates of the Sultanate to educate employers about the

mechanism of applying the excise tax and the requirements for

disclosure of the selective goods stock for …

Army Chief gives Order of The Day on Resistance and Liberation Day

Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, delivered the Order of The Day to the troops, marking the Resistance and Liberation Day. The Order read:


25 May 2000 was the day of Resistance and Liberation. It was a bright day in …

Afghanistan’s Mina Mangal: ‘A strong, self-made woman’ gunned down in broad daylight

As conflict and insecurity layers doubt over Afghanistan’s recent achievements, the figure of Mina Mangal stood tall as a marker of progress � until she was killed, on May 11.

At the time of her death, 30-year-old Mangal was serving …

The Wreck of Civilization… Reflections on Fate of Humanity

Paris, In his new book Le Naufrage des

Civilisations (The Wreck of Civilizations), recently published in France

and not yet translated, the Author Ameen Maalouf writes of a global

sinking that is affecting all of civilization.

The lights of the …

Lloyd’s Raises Gulf Insurance Risks After Ship Attacks

LONDON, Lloyd’s of London insurance market on Friday widened its list of areas in and around the Gulf posing “enhanced risk for marine insurers” after attacks on ships off the UAE.

Lloyd’s said that the Gulf, part of the Gulf …

French Ambassador hosts reception ceremony on arrival of Zoe electric vehicle

French Ambassador Bruno Foucher held a reception ceremony at the Pine Palace on the occasion of the arrival and the use of the Renault Zoe electric car by the French Embassy, in the presence of Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati, Romanian …