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

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.

Drive carefully on highways in dense fog, Oman motorists urged

by Times News Service
Drivers have been urged to be careful while driving on the highways as dense fog may reduce visibility in winters

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

Tomatito’s flamenco rhythm rules the Royal Opera House Muscat centre stage

by SARAH MACDONALD
Watching Tomatito play leaves none in doubt as to why he’s a Grammy Award-winner. With his long curls cascading down his face, he looks more like a rock star hunched over his guitar than a flamenco ar
World
18 killed, seven injured in Cairo building collapse
by Agencies

An eight-floor residential building collapsed in Cairo, killing at least 18 people and injuring seven others, security sources said on Tuesday

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Features
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

Columns
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

Travel
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

Health
Dutch check other farms after bird flu outbreak
by AFP

Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following an outbreak in a central village of the virus which could infect humans.

Entertainment
One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards
by AFP

Boy band One Direction took home top prizes Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying.