Single red light violation can land you in jail, says Royal Oman Plice official

by Fahad Al Ghadani
If a motorist has violated other traffic rules, he or she may be sent to court even for the first violation

Sohar accident update: Father, daughter die in road crash, mother found dead in apartment

by Rejimon K
An Indian father and his daughter were killed in a crash on the road near Wadi Hibi in Sohar today at around 10:30am today

Mixed reaction to Apple’s iOS 8 in Oman

by Times News Service
Users in Oman termed iOS 8 as “incredible”, “amazing” and “disappointing”

Oman’s natural beauty wows Indian tourists

by Times News Service
Indian travel agents and tour operators, who are part of the ‘Discover Oman Specialist Training Programme’, are ecstatic after visiting Oman.

Cheers and tears for winners and losers

by Reuters
People reacted with relief and joy on one side and disappointment laced with bitterness on the other on Friday after Scotland decided to stay part of the United Kingdom in a referendum on independence

Family concert to woo children at Royal Opera House Muscat

by Times News Service
The Family Concert 2014 will be a one-time performance on Sunday and it will last for 70 minutes without an intermission
Oman
Onam fiesta ends today in Muscat
by Times News Service

The three-day Onam celebrations organised by the Indian Social Club (ISC) Malayalam Wing will conclude on Saturday with a sumptuous Onam Sadhya at the Le Grand Hall of Al Falaj Hotel

Business
Apple’s bigger iPhones debut in Europe, US to long lines
by Bloomberg News

The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus went on sale on Friday in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, the UK and the East Coast of the US, before rolling out across the rest of the country

World
Florida man kills daughter, six grandchildren before killing self
by Reuters

A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself on Thursday, authorities said

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
To crush IS, make a deal with Assad
by AHMAD SAMIH KHALIDI

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