Video: Oman's top news stories of September 23

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

Eight under Ebola radar in Oman

by Rahul Das
The travellers from West African countries have not developed any Ebola symptoms so far

Overseas training set to boost Omanisation

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
A bye-law has already been issued detailing all the rules and regulations — from getting licences to establishing a training centre and evaluating the quality of the training programmes

Ibra road accident victims laid to rest

by Staff Reporter
Victims of the Ibra road crash were laid to rest yesterday, said close friends.Eight Omanis and one Emirati woman who was married to an Omani were killed in the accident

Annual Oman walkathon will boost cancer awareness

by Tariq Al Haremi
The venue of this year’s walkathon on October 28 is Qurum Natural Park, and the theme is ‘Walk for the Cure’

Injaz Oman signs pacts to sharpen skills of students

by Staff Reporter
As part of the ebda project, the entrepreneurial skills of Omani students will be sharpened
Oman
Royal Opera House Muscat provides glimpses of opera in Oman
by SARAH MACDONALD

The concert was designed to teach the audience, many of whom were so small they had to sit on their parents’ laps to see the stage, about the types of songs included in an opera

Business
Marketing vital for Oman's SMEs in restaurant and food business, says minister
by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI

The minister of tourism was speaking at the ‘Ozooma Omania’ event organised by the Public Authority for SME Development, in association with Omran

World
IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee
by Times News Service

Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town on Sunday as tens of thousands of people fled in terror across the border into Turkey

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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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
A war worth fighting, but we're not there yet
by James J. Zogby

Yet, there are indications that they may not support a US-led effort to oust the IS if they feel that the beneficiary will be the regime in Syria

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.