Are beaches in Oman safe?

by Salim Joseph
The recent drowning incidents have suddenly raised the question

Grit and Gumption - 15 Omani drivers determined to make history at Oman International Rally

by T.A. Ameerudheen
They are up against some of the big-spending foreign teams in the rally circuit, but 15 Omani drivers, who face paucity of funds, are determined to give the favourites a run for their money

Global foodstuff delights Oman

by T.A. Ameerudheen
With quality-conscious customers increasingly preferring internationally reputed products from around the world, Oman has, of late, transformed into a truly global market

In the Eye of Beauty - A special place for Oman in his heart

by Dr. Patricia Groves
Outgoing Turkish Ambassador to the Sultanate, HE Kerem Kiratli, on his love about Oman, the legendary history of Turkey and its attractions and the fraternal relations between the two countries

Ubhar restaurant, home for Omani cuisine

by Salim Joseph
At midday on a holiday, none can be busier than Kinza Al Alami, the head chef at Ubhar and her team of six chefs
Business
Ithraa official urges public agencies to provide better services
by BUSINESS REPORTER

Public sector should come up with innovative solutions in the services that it is providing to attain a higher level of competitiveness, said an Ithraa official

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High in Pakistan's mountains, women break taboos
by AFP

A group of young Pakistani girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world's highest peaks.

Columns
France needs neither Sarkozy nor Hollande
by Dominique Moisi

Only 20 per cent of the French electorate view Hollande favourably, and nearly two-thirds of them do not want to see Sarkozy return to the Elysée Palace