Oman school bus accident: Four injured in Bidbid

by Staff Reporter
The incident took place on Wednesday morning

BP Oman awards two drilling contracts for Khazzan project

by Times News Service
KCA Deutag bagged $400 million contract to construct and operate five new build land rigs, while Abraj Energy Service won $330 million contract to supply three drilling rigs for the Khazzan project

Oman airport: New runway, control tower and civil aviation headquarters nears completion

by REJIMON K
Phase I of the Muscat International Airport expansion project, which includes a new runway, will be ready in the next two months

Bank Sohar chief executive officer resigns

by Times News Service
Dr Mohamed Abdulaziz Kalmoor, chief executive officer of Bank Sohar, has stepped down for ‘personal’ reasons

Indian school kindergarten student left unattended in Muscat school bus

by Staff Reporter
The parents have filed a case with the Muttrah police after the incident

Oman issues statement at UN General Assembly regular session

by ONA
Syrian government and the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces should return to the negotiating table based on the Geneva Communique: Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah
Oman
I write stories to make people happy, says Indian writer Chetan Bhagat
by NISHAD PADIYARATH

Chetan Bhagat, the 39-year-old Indian author who was on the list of ‘Time’ magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in the world’, is coming to Muscat for a motivational talk show on November 10

Business
Incorporation of Muscat National Development and Investment Company (Tatweer)
by Times News Service

A newly formed joint venture investment company with a capital base of OMR100 million will consider developing entertainment focused projects such as theme parks in Muscat governorate

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Technology
'Anti-Facebook' social network gets viral surge
by AFP

In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.

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Features
Tower block tours give 'Brutalism' a closer look
by AFP

The 27-storey Balfron Tower in Poplar is being refurbished after decades of neglect as a wave of gentrification spruces up former housing estates and casts a fresh eye on once-derided designs.

Columns
Ebola exposes fallacy of development model
by Sophie Harman

Confirmation of the first case of Ebola by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) was accompanied by a telling message by its Director Tom Friedan “Ebola can be scary