Transfer is part of a push by outgoing President Obama to shrink the prison's inmate population before leaving office.
by Baba Umar
by Quentin Muller
- Sebastian Castelier
Eid Al-Adha 2016
Middle East01 Mar 2016 08:49 GMT
Collision between bus, truck and car on road between northern cities of Fahud and Ibri also injured 14 others.
Arts & Culture27 Jan 2016 20:06 GMT
Group completes the 1,300km dry and inhospitable route from Oman to Qatar in 49 days.
Weather03 Nov 2015 15:32 GMT
Chapala makes landfall in southeastern provinces of Hadramawt and Shabwa, having killed three on the island of Socotra.
Weather01 Nov 2015 19:54 GMT
UN weather agency says rapidly intensifying Cyclone Chapala could cause flooding and mudslides.
Weather01 Nov 2015 08:20 GMT
Major storm system tracks towards coast, with Yemen's port city of Mukalla potentially lying in its path.
Poverty & Development11 Jul 2015 12:06 GMT
Social security payments fail to meet the basic needs of Oman's most vulnerable, a new study reveals.
US & Canada13 Jun 2015 14:22 GMT
US transfers inmates to Oman for resettlement as part of plan to close controversial prison in Cuba.
Human Rights05 May 2015 09:16 GMT
Tens of thousands of labourers are expected to take advantage of the chance to return home without legal consequences.
War & Conflict26 Mar 2015 12:05 GMT
At least 18 people reported killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, as Iran denounces operation as "US-led aggression".
Politics24 Mar 2015 05:32 GMT
Sultan Qaboos arrives back in Muscat after eight months of medical treatment in Germany, state television says.
Arts & Culture11 Mar 2015 08:48 GMT
Socotri's origins are close to the oldest written Semitic tongues that died out thousands of years ago.
Politics08 Mar 2015 19:57 GMT
Protest leader jailed for three years for offences including "undermining state", after writing letter to US president.
Business & Economy04 Mar 2015 11:14 GMT
Many in the Gulf state praise the consumer protection agency set up in 2011 – but now, it is at risk of being defanged.
Sport17 Jan 2015 11:58 GMT
Lee Jeong-hyeop scores the only goal as hosts edged out in Asian Cup Group A match; Oman seal 1-0 win over Kuwait.
War & Conflict15 Jan 2015 06:23 GMT
US transfers detainees to Oman and Estonia, at least six years after the Pentagon cleared them for release.
by Martin Reardon
by Camelia Entekhabifard
by Rima Najjar
by Hamisi Kigwangalla
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