Video: Oman's top news stories of September 18

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

Living on the edge: High-rise peril for workers in Oman

by Rahul Das
For blue-collars working on high-rise atop scaffoldings with improper safety gears, the dividing line between life and death is very thin

Lebanese artist finds inspiration in Oman

Chucrallah Fattouh found inspiration in Oman for his most recent exhibition with Bait Muzna Gallery, which was unveiled at the Bank of Beirut in Ghubrah on Tuesday evening.

Five tourism ventures await approval in Oman

These ventures are part of a long-term plan to develop 12 tourism projects that would encourage foreign tourists to extend their stay in the country

Musician Star Malik on road in Oman for peace mission

Malik has taken his message of peace to 13 countries in Europe and six in the GCC region

BP Oman signs agreements to develop 30 SMEs, 300 individuals

by Times News Service
As part BP Oman’s social investment programme, Sharakah signed agreements with four partners on Wednesday —Inspired Solutions, Lighthouse, BusafiDesigns and Bayantebyan
Verdi’s Macbeth opens tonight at Royal Opera House Muscat
by Times News Service

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) will open the 2014-2015 season tonight with a production of Verdi’s opera Macbeth, based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name

Ahmad and Oman Racing Team aim to conclude Blancpain season with a flourish
by Times News Service

While thrilled with a sensational end to the British GT campaign, Ahmad and his team have had little time to celebrate with preparations immediately beginning for the fifth round Blancpain season

Orascom comes out of the red, achieves OMR13 net profit
by Times News Service

Muriya’s majority shareholder records net profit of OMR13.02 million in the first half of 2014 compared to a loss of OMR 19.8 million in the same period last year

UN envoy presses Yemen rebel leader for new talks
by AFP

The United Nations envoy to Yemen landed in the rebel stronghold of Saada on Wednesday for talks with leader Abdulmalik Al Houthi in a fresh effort to end the country’s latest political crisis

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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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

To crush IS, make a deal with Assad

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

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

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.