Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #Oman

Most recents (24)

Truly fascinating story linking #tech & #geopolitics, and involving #Gulf. #Google sponsors new undersea fiber optic cable connecting #Europe & #Asia, specifically #Italy & #India, via the #ArabianPeninsula. Should cut costs by 50% & really increase efficiency. Few details 👇 1/
The cable will be split in 2. Blue goes from #Italy to #Jordan (Aqaba) via #Israel and is done w/Telecom Italia. Raman goes from #India to Aqaba via #Oman & #SaudiArabia and done w/Omantel. The split is due to Saudi opposition of direct link to Israel (normalization, much?). 2/
The Blue-Raman cable will be the first connecting #Europe & #Asia to bypass #Egypt. All other cables do and in fact Egypt charges massively for access while also being the "biggest single-point-of-failure in the entire world." 3/
Read 5 tweets
Happening now:

Media briefing on actions taken, preparedness & updates for the management of #COVID19

#HelpUsToHelpYou
@PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @AshwiniKChoubey @MIB_India @PIB_India @DG_PIB @MEAIndia @MoCA_GoI @shipmin_india @tourismgoi @mygovindia @PIBHomeAffairs
Group of Ministers (GoM) had detailed deliberation on #COVID19 management in their 7th meeting today. After a detailed discussion, the following social distancing measures have been proposed for implementation.
These interventions are preventive steps proposed to be in force till 31st of March,2020. While the advisory is under issue, the important measures suggested include:
Read 19 tweets
It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
Read 64 tweets
The Sultan of #Oman has issued ten decrees, including promoting his full brother to a senior defense post and changing out the ambassadors to #Iran, #Kuwait, and the #UAE. //Thread omannews.gov.om/NewsDescriptio…
Sultan Haitham appointed Shihab Bin Tarik al-Said (his full brother) as Deputy PM for Defense Affairs where he "shall have the powers and prerogatives of Head of Unit" as it pertains to the MoD. Assad, Haitham's older half-brother, is already Dep PM for Int'l Cooperation. #Oman
He appointed new #Oman ambassadors to #Iran (Ibrahim bin Ahmed al-Mu'aini), #Syria (Turki bin Mahmood bin Ali al-Busaidi), #Iraq (Hamid bin Ahmed Aidaroos al-Sheikh Abubakr), #Kuwait (Dr. Saleh bin Amer al-Kharousi), #UAE (Abdullah bin Nasser al-Rahbi), among others.
Read 4 tweets
THREAD: As expected, it is decrees season in #Oman. Sultan #Haitham just announced 10 more decrees today. Most important of them is the promotion of #Shihab bin Tariq to deputy prime minister for #defense affairs. What are the implications of this decision?
2. Shihab bin Tariq (b. 1955) is the sultan's full, younger brother (by a year). Shihab and Haitham were part of the candidates list for sultan alongside their half brother, #Asaad. Shihab was #Qaboos's advisor (2004-20) and head of the research council among other duties.
3. Between 1990-04, Shihab was Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman. Shihab joins the government alongside his brothers, the sultan and Asaad. Both Asaad and Shihab are equally ranked at deputy prime minister. Yet are they really equal?
Read 5 tweets
Here’s a thread of some of the cases that have come up in the last couple of years. Most of these cases are not resolved. Meaning workers have not received any or all of their dues and the employers have not been punished
Read 11 tweets
#Bahrain, #Oman, and #UAE attended #TheDealOfTheCentury today amongst Americans and Israelis as a representation of the Arabs as Trump unrevealed the new #Israel & #Palestine maps, however there was no Palestinians. These 3 nations represent less than 1% of the Arab pop. (1)
Historically speaking, the Arab world was led by three civilizations - Egypt, the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine), and Iraq. These three nations make up most of the Arab population in the Middle East. (2)
An old Arabic expression says Egypt writes, Lebanon prints, and the Iraqis read. When these three nations led the region everyone lived in peace, including all minorities. (3)
Read 7 tweets
Thread on oil & Gas in #Oman
1-With the passing of Sultan Qaboos on Friday and the choice of Sultan Haitham as the new leader of Oman, Oman #oil policy is expected to remain the same with the aim of increasing oil and gas production within OPEC+ framework
2-Oman producers about to 1 mb/d of crude & condensates. It is also an LNG exporter. Oman is among the very few countries in the world that announces its production figures at the end of every month. Kudos to Dr. Mohammed Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas since 1997. @Mog_Oman
3-Dr Al Rumhi is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Chairman of @OmanLNG
He is also a media darling, especially at the JMMC & OPEC+ meetings. Just ask OPEC journalists.
Read 29 tweets
When #Oman’s Sultan Qaboos had died,I posted obit,mentioned he was longest-serving ruler in Arab world & one of world’s longest-ruling autocrats,that Oman was 1 of 2 Gulf countries that didn’t ban my 1st book, &told my family WhatsApp group that it was open secret that he was gay
Then I saw this obit h/t @thesailorsgirl and pondered what we should do about people in power who are known to be gay & never come out, whose power & wealth protect them from the horrendous homophobia & violence that so many in the region are subjected to qnews.com.au/condolences-fo…
Sultan Qaboos was longest-serving ruler in Arab world and one of the world’s longest-ruling autocrats. Imagine if someone that powerful and rich had come out? He did not use his power or wealth to decriminalize same-sex relations.
Read 15 tweets
Last night, troops were called to emergency duty. Later that night Sultan #Qaboos passed away.

Just after 4:00 am today, the official statement by Royal Diwan was announced.
The Defence Council convened directly, and called upon the Family (the al-Said's) Council to conven

..
Sometime between 7-8 am the Family Council decided to follow the late Sultan's will in naming the successor. And Haitham bin Tariq was sworn in.
(While the official announcement came approximately an hour later)
While the body of the late Sultan was arriving at the grand mosque, the second official statement by the Defence Council was broadcasted announcing the new Sultan's name.
Read 24 tweets
#SultanQaboos of #Oman died. The royal family chose Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al-Said to succeed. Who is he? What does it mean? A thread 1/
First, the royal family was quick in agreeing to a successor. This portrays externally a show of unity that is very important in a volatile region and vis-à-vis concerns that neighbors like #SaudiArabia and #UAE would have likes to interfere in the process. #Oman closed ranks. 2/
#SayyidHaitham was among those considered likely successors of #SultanQaboos for years. He has a quiet personality and an immense culture. Oxford-educated, very close to the British royals, he lacks the military background that other major candidates had. This sends a message! 3/
Read 13 tweets
Il Sultano dell'#Oman sarebbe appena trapassato.
Regnava da quasi 50 anni.
Si temono fibrillazioni, giacché manca un erede designato.
Per le strade della capitale Mascate sono schierati numerosi mezzi militari.
Il Sultano dell'Oman ha sempre agito da mediatore regionale, contribuendo a stemperare la tensione tra i paesi arabi e l'Iran.
Viene a mancare un arbitro fondamentale in un frangente particolarmente delicato.
Read 6 tweets
BREAKING

Sultan Qaboos of Oman has died 🇴🇲

Key player in regional diplomacy, long believed to be ailing. 🙏🏻
Successor in #Oman unnamed, distinct from other Gulf countries.

Royal family to meet & find agreement on successor. Failing to do so, determination made according to letter left behind by #SultanQaboos

Knowing sultan been ailing, expectation is family have agreement on a name.
Leading names of to succeed #sultanqaboos of #Oman are his cousins:

• Deputy PM Asaad bin Tariq Al Said
• Minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Said

Both seen below respectively 👇🏻
Read 5 tweets
"Noncommunicable diseases are now the leading cause of premature death, not just in #Oman, but globally.

Every year, 41 million people die from:
heart attacks
stroke
cancer
chronic respiratory diseases
diabetes or
a mental disorder.

That’s over 70% of all deaths 🌍"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "This is not only devastating from a human point of view. It also has a crippling economic impact, both in terms of the costs of treating people with long-term illnesses, and in terms of lost productivity"-@DrTedros #BeatNCDs
@DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @WHOOmanOffice "We have all been touched by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Many of us are ourselves survivors, or are currently battling an NCD. All of us have lost someone we love to one of these diseases"-@DrTedros #BeatNCDs
Read 10 tweets
Tomorrow, the US House Subcommittee on Asia, will be hosting a historic hearing on Human Rights in South Asia. One witness will be @AartiTikoo, a war-monger, Islamophobe, rabid Indian nationalist, and denier of human rights violations in #Kashmir. IMP THREAD (1/23)
This past March, @AartiTikoo was cheering military violence against Kashmiris on both sides of the border, and for pushing a policy that could lead to nuclear war. (2/23)
@AartiTikoo will be there to cheer on India's brutal clampdown on #Kashmir. She has recently praised PM @narendramodi, and thanked him for "strengthening Indian democracy." (3/23)
Read 23 tweets
3. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
#ForeignTerrorists #RegimeChange #Imperialism #WarCriminal #Lies #Conspiracy
#Hypocrisy
1. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
2. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
threadreaderapp.com/thread/1152144…
Read 36 tweets
Frage ist, wo die von #Großbritannien vorgeschlagene europäische Marinemission zur Sicherung des Seeverkehrs in der Golfregion fahren könnte, ohne in eine Konfrontation mit dem #Iran zu gelangen. #Thread
Denn die Meerenge von Hormuz im #PersischenGolf ist an ihrer schmalsten Stelle weniger als 60 Kilometer breit. Sie ist ein wichtiges Bindeglied – zwischen den Ölproduzenten in der Region und den Märkten in Asien, Europa und Nordamerika. Mehr als 30 Prozent des Erdöls,
das verschifft wird, wird durch die Straße transportiert. Kommt es wirklich zur Eskalation werden wichtige Ölproduzenten wie #SaudiArabien, #Kuwait, #Qatar oder #Bahrain ihr Öl nicht verschiffen können. Der Iran hat immer wieder gedroht, diese Meerenge zu schließen.
Read 7 tweets
2. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
#ForeignTerrorists #RegimeChange #Imperialism #WarCriminal #Lies #Conspiracy
#Hypocrisy
1. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
By @LouisDiko
ISIS commander Abu Yussuf al Australi from #Australia🇦🇺was killed in Raqqa in 2017.
#Australian🇦🇺ISIS fighter was killed in Manbij in 2016.
Khaled Sharouf from #Australia🇦🇺was killed in Raqqa in 2017.
#Australia🇦🇺ISIS fighter Mohamed Elomar was killed in syria.
Read 110 tweets
Pakistan among Muslim countries in support of China
22 countries came together to condemn #China's treatment of #Uighur Muslims
“Faced with grave challenge of terrorism & extremism, #China has undertaken a series of counter-terrorism and deradicalization measures in #Xinjiang"
say 37 nations including #SaudiArabia #Syria #Pakistan #Oman #Kuwait #Qatar #UAE #Bahrain #Russia #Myanmar reuters.com/article/us-chi…
Read 3 tweets
#Pakistan informed #Iran at highest levels in the past few weeks that #Tehran needs to do as much to ease tensions as other parties should. For example, easing of #US sanctions should come with Iran reducing support to proxies in #Yemen/#Syria. #Iranian officials asked #Islamabad
..to openly hold the #US responsible for current tensions in #Gulf. #Pakistan said tensions are a shared responsibility & all parties can do more to reduce hostilities. Pakistan has assumed responsibilities to secure international navigation in Northern Arabian Sea
just at the mouth of Strait of #Hormuz. #Pakistani naval vessels are patrolling the region and cooperating closely with #Oman #UAE #US and other allies. Pakistan is still reeling from the daring attack of May 11 on #Gwadar which was followed by #Fujairah next day & then #Saudi
Read 10 tweets
9. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
threadreaderapp.com/thread/1116293…
Read 136 tweets
8. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
threadreaderapp.com/thread/1116293…
2. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
threadreaderapp.com/thread/1121015…
Read 95 tweets
My live update on the opening statements of the #OICMakkahSummit underway now.

#AhmedQuraishi @AQpk
King Salman: I thank President Erdogan for his leadership in previous session of the OIC Summit.

#OICMakkahSummit
King Salman: #Palestinian issue remains the central question at the heart of OIC's work. We reject any illegal change in the status of Al-Quds/Jerusalem. The Palestinian people will receive our full support to achieve their legitimate rights.

#OICMakkahSummit
Read 72 tweets
Thread on highlights from #Houthi/#AnsarAllah leader Abdulmalik’s first interview with Al Masirah (@almasirah), the Houthis' TV channel. (Context in parentheses). Thread ≠ endorsement. EN translation linked below (but not great). #Yemen english.almasirah.net/details.php?es…
1/ Some terminology context: (a) the #Houthis call themselves AnsarAllah (AA). To them, “the Houthis” are merely the family with the last name “Houthi” to which Abdulmalik Al Houthi (AMH) belongs; (b) the Houthis call the #Saudi-led coalition “the aggression.” #Yemen
2/ #US/#Israel Conspiracy: AMH blames the “heavy losses and major events” in the region squarely on the US/Israel. Says there is a “defined policy… to target free people… that oppose US and Zionist hegemony” across the region. #Yemen
Read 25 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!