Expats can return to Oman on tourist visa

by Fahad Al Ghadani
An expatriate facing two-year ban can return on a tourist visa, or a family joining visa or an investor visa, the ROP has clarified

Oman registers lowest in GCC Inflation Index

by ONA
Qatar witnessed the highest rise in inflation amongst the GCC, recording 3.8% increase of prices by end of August 2014

Sweden recognises State of Palestine

by AFP
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas immediately hailed Stockholm's decision as "brave and historic" and called for others to follow suit.

Mixed response to Saudi bar on female football supporters

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Female football fans had thronged the 34,000 capacity stadium to see Al Habsi and his team making history in front of the home crowd.

Tropical cyclone Nilofar: Muscat governorate receives rain

by Rejimon K
Oman Met department forecasted on Wednesday isolated rain in the governorates of South Al Sharqiyah and Muscat till Thursday evening

Most employers scan candidates online before interviews

by Times News Service
Around 82 per cent of employers research candidates online before interviews, reveals a recent poll poll by Bayt.com, the region’s leading career site.
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
We are vulnerable and less safe than ever
by Roger Cohen

We are vulnerable and we are fearful. That is the new zeitgeist, at least in the West. Fanaticism feeds on frustration; and frustration is widespread because life for many is not getting better.