Drive to make taxis appeal to passengers in Oman

by Tariq Al Haremi
Under the new guidelines, taxis are to be fitted with GPS devices and meters while drivers have to carry an identification card

Undertake Haj with vaild documents, head of the Omani Haj delegation tells pilgrims

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Pilgrims undertaking Haj must have the necessary documents for entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Video: Oman's top news stories of September 17

by Times News Service
Watch the digital roundup of today's top stories in 60 seconds

Power, water sector targets total Omanisation by 2019

As targeted, there are only Omani nationals at the level of managers of administrative affairs and finance in the electricity sector. At the engineer level, there were 75 per cent Omanis in equivalent

Tunisian star Saber El Rebai to sing at Royal Opera House Muscat in October

by Sarah MacDonald
Saber El Rebai earned a name for himself singing some of the most difficult pieces by the Egyptian singer and composer Mohammed Abdel Wahab

Suhail Bahwan launches new Nissan X-Trail in Oman

by Times News Service
Building upon Nissan's respected 4x4 heritage and benefiting from the company’s crossover leadership the new X-Trail is all set to re-define the compact SUV segment.
Ahmad and Oman Racing Team aim to conclude Blancpain season with a flourish
by Times News Service

While thrilled with a sensational end to the British GT campaign, Ahmad and his team have had little time to celebrate with preparations immediately beginning for the fifth round Blancpain season

Polls on eve of Scotland's historic referendum suggest Scots to vote 'No'
by AFP

Opinion polls on the eve of Scotland's historic referendum suggest voters will narrowly reject independence, as the rival camps battle on, aware the result remains too close to call.

Oman tourism - Man-made paradise at Alila Jabal Akhdar
by Scott Armstrong

Idyllic landscape, spectacular setting with luxurious accommodations, rejuvenating spa treatments and sumptuous cuisine, Alila Jabal Akhdar is the perfect place to visit, Scott Armstrong reports

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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

To crush IS, make a deal with Assad

In the absence of any large-scale Western or regional commitment to deploy troops, the only real 'boots on the ground' capable of destroying Isis are the Syrian Army and its local allies

Avignon tourism - The provencal city offers a busy cultural calender in early autumn
by Paul Bloomfield/The

September represents Avignon's sweet spot: after the hectic weeks of the twin theatre and fringe festivals but the city is still blessed with balmy evenings, food festivals and other events

I waited three years for Hrithik: Asutosh Gowariker on 'Mohenjo Daro'
by PTI

Noted filmmaker Asutosh Gowariker, who is all set to team up with Hrithik Roshan again in next project 'Mohenjo Daro', says the superstar took three years to say yes for the period drama.