Hi-tech traffic centre set to end Muscat gridlock

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Almost ready for implementation, Muscat Municipality officials say this ‘intelligent system’ will link signals throughout Muscat and reduce jams

HSBC to refund customers in Oman, four other Middle East countries for excessive fees

by Reuters
HSBC would refund amounts charged in excess of the costs set out in the lender's terms and conditions, according to an email it sent to customers

Oman transportation: Adam-Thumrait road contracts awarded

Each segment of the dualisation project for 120km will take three-and-a-half years, which excludes two months for mobilisation

Oman remittance tax stories a big ‘hit’

by Staff Reporter
While responding to a poll by Times of Oman, 77.9 per cent said the Omani economy cannot benefit much from tax on remittances and 14.7 per cent said it can. Only 7.3 per cent chose the ‘can’t say’

Eight teams qualify for 18th edition of Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest finals

by Times News Service
On Thursday, November 27, 2014, eight teams will battle out a ‘new format’ to win the title at the finals to be fought at the new venue — Oman Automobile Association in Seeb

Extra officers on Oman-UAE border during holidays to ease traffic woes

by Fahad Al Ghadani/Rejimon K
As National Day holidays of Oman and the UAE overlap, a huge rush of visitors is expected at the check posts of both countries.
Passengers get out, push Siberian plane in -52 degrees Celsius
by AFP

Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Quick Poll

Should low wage earning expatriate workers be kept out of the purview of any future remittance tax?

India seeks to cash in on global demand for ancient remedies
by AFP

India claims to have natural remedies for everything from cancer to the common cold, but ministers say it has failed to capitalise on its traditions as the world has woken up to alternative medicine

The latest false choice that's facing the African continent
by Mahamoud Ali Youssouf

Of course, short-term investment and economic growth cannot come at the expense of medium-term social development and job creation or long-term sustainability and stability

Barcelona: Catalan identity is more evident than ever in the region's beautiful capital
by Simon Calder/The Ind

Early winter is the ideal time to visit Barcelona, with tourist numbers dwindling, the Mediterranean moderating the temperature and the city at its full, hectic pace