Oman registers alarming increase in divorce cases

MUSCAT: Oman reported an alarming increase in the number of divorce cases over the last year.

According to official statistics, the number of divorce cases registered in 2021 in the country touched 6,000, with Muscat Governorate reporting the highest. According to the data, 853 divorce cases or 22.2% of the total divorce certificates were issued in Muscat. In 2020, divorce rates in Oman also rose by almost 50 per cent, compared to the previous year.

Meanwhile, a total of 39,000 Omanis tied the knot in 2021, including 34,000 new couples.

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