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

by FAIZUL HAQUE
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

British School Muscat campus set for a facelift, work starts next year (video)

by Times News Service
Phase one of a major redevelopment plan of the British School Muscat campus will begin in April 2015.

Taiwanese students bring message of friendship to Oman

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
People in Oman got an opportunity to enjoy Taiwanese culture along with the performances of ‘youth ambassadors’ who brought the message of friendship and cooperation
Sports
Motor racing: Mercedes duo Rosberg-Hamilton set for Singapore street fight
by Reuters

With six races remaining in the 19-round season, Germany’s Rosberg leads Hamilton by 22 points but the momentum and crowd sentiment are on the Briton’s side after he won in Monza

World
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.

Thursday
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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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 modern enemies of the United States
by Ross Douthat

The ideals of democracy and human rights are ascendant in our age, but their advance still depends on agency, strategy and self-sacrifice, no matter what date the calendar displays

Travel
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

Entertainment
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.