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Oman: New ministries, appointments

Ahead of elections to the 85-seat Majlis Al-Shura on 27 October, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said has set up two new departments and a new tax authority in a series of surprise changes on 14 October. A Ministry of Technology and Communications, headed by minister Azza Al-Ismailiya, will take over the Information Technology Authority and the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ telecoms file. The separate Ministry of Transport is led by Ahmed Al-Futaisi.

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