Oman school bus accident: Don’t let my boy’s death be in vain, pleads father

by Rahul Das
Abdul Haq, whose son died in a tragic bus crash seven months ago, has taken it upon himself to create road safety awareness

Royal Oman Police launches road safety drive as new session of schools begins

by FAIZUL HAQUE
In view of the road accidents involving school buses, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) launched an awareness drive on Sunday to ensure that students travel to school and reach home safely everyday

Pakistani expat worker loses his battle against meningitis in Oman

by REJIMON K
A Pakistani blue collar worker died on Saturday after battling against suspected meningitis at the Royal Hospital’s intensive care unit, an official from the Pakistani Embassy said

Oman's historic Muttrah souq at risk from fire

by REJIMON K
Shopkeepers should insure their goods and limit stocks in the congested shops to avoid big losses, said a Majlis Shura member

Omran to award two hotel contracts at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in September

by A E JAMES
Omran is now evaluating the bids (financial and technical submitted by contracting firms) for a five-star and a four-star hotel, said a senior executive of Omran

HSBC Bank Oman appoints locals to key posts

by Times News Service
Both roles will play an integral part in maintaining strict corporate governance and compliance while delivering the bank's strategic business objectives
Sports
Tennis: Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit US Open
by Reuters

The departures of Sharapova and Jankovic leave only world number one Serena Williams, Canadian seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard and Wozniacki as the surviving members of the women’s top 10.

Business
Iran to soon start supplying natural gas to Oman: Iran oil minister
by Times News Service

Gas negotiations with Oman are over and as both sides have agreed, Iran will export 20 million cubic metres of gas per day to Oman in the near future, the oil minister said

Thursday
Muscat's new way of entertainment – Bowling!
by Faisal Mohammed Nai

Interactive and competitive, a sport that is fast gaining aficionados in Muscat is the game of bowling, that is catching the fancy of the young and old alike, Faisal Mohammed Naim reports

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Confront Isis with clarity, determination
by Ed Miliband

Isis's atrocities are partly being perpetrated by hundreds of British citizens has been rightly condemned across all communities in Britain

Round Up
Oman's Original Theatre Festival to focus on satire, comedy
by Times News Service

Brought to Oman by Eventful, the first three of the six plays will be held on September 11, 12, 13 and the others on September 17, 18 and 19 at the Oman Auditorium, Al Bustan Palace