Omran discusses bids for building G. W. Marriot Hotel at convention centre

by Times News Service
Omran is also exploring joint ventures with pension fund and other investors

Duqm free trade zone tries to woo Italian investors

by Times News Service
The campaign, whose theme is ‘Duqm Call’, seeks to encourage investments in the Sultanate and to woo Italians to invest in the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm

Major initiatives on to strengthen Oman Broadband Company

by A E JAMES
The Ministry of Transport and Communications has already taken several initiatives to strengthen the newly formed Oman Broadband Company

DIFC Investments mulls raising $700 million in sukuk sale

by Bloomberg News
The state-controlled company will use the proceeds to repay the $650 million outstanding on a syndicated loan

Group of 20 says confident of nearing global growth goal

by AFP
G20, the US and China said they can overcome geo-political tensions and financial risks to achieve extra combined growth of 1.8 per cent

Microsoft delays launch of its Xbox One console in China

by Reuters
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been set for release on Tuesday, but it would be released by the end of the year.
Oman
Oman road accident: Relatives of tragedy-hit family reach Sohar
by REJIMON K

An Indian man and his daughter died in a car crash on the road near Wadi Hibi in Sohar, while the mother was found dead in her bedroom in the apartment on Friday.

World
Afghan presidential rivals set to sign unity deal
by AFP

Afghanistan's two presidential rivals are due to sign a power-sharing deal Sunday, officials said, ending a prolonged stand-off over disputed election results

Thursday
Not all marriages are made in heaven
by SALEH AL SHAIBANY

Social pressures like unemployment and the need to acquire all the trappings of life force young people to do things a bit different than their parents

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Features
Good Bye Marx! Hungary cleans up for Orban's revolution
by AFP

Budapest's Corvinus University is no hotbed of communist troublemakers and far from nostalgic for the old regime, but students are pining for a cherished bronze of Karl Marx removed last week

Columns
The US is again into a grand illusion in Syria
by Ross Douthat

American-organised units were routed; American-trained soldiers fled; American-made weapons fell into the hands of Islamic State, the self-declared caliphate with which the Americans are now at war

Health
Start early for a lifetime of good vision and healthy eyes
by Reuters

It turns out that feeding kids carrots is just one of a number of things parents can do to promote a lifetime of healthy eyes and good vision.

Entertainment
Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy Kapur ring in early Diwali at Times Square
by PTI

Indian actors Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra, promoting their new film, ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ made a special appearance at the concert that featured performances by singer Shaan and other artists.