His Majesty pardons 121 inmates in Oman
His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik has issued his special pardon to 121 convicted inmates, including 57 expats. The pardon coincides with the second anniversary of His Majesty the Sultan’s accession to power on 11 January.
Oman's Satellite dream on hold as UK rocket fails to reach orbit
The historic journey of the first Omani satellite, Aman, was put on hold as its carrier LauncherOne rocket failed to reach the designated orbit after its launch from the Spaceport Cornwall in the UK. Aman, the first Omani satellite, was loaded onto a modified Boeing 747-400 jet, and the LauncherOne system, alongside other satellites from the UK and Poland. Named ‘Cosmic Girl,’ the aircraft carrier released the rocket carrying commercial satellites over the Atlantic Ocean. However, a technical glitch prevented the LauncherOne rocket from reaching its orbit.