Majlis Al Shura refuses to hike expatriate labour recruitment fee in Oman

by Staff Reporter
Majlis Al Shura economic committee is holding a meeting to discuss various proposals related to labour recruitment

Flyover near Stars cinema to Darsait partially opened

by Staff Reporter
Muscat motorists who commute through Ruwi got a boost on Sunday morning after partial opening of a flyover

Oman crime: ROP seizes arms cache in Dhofar

by Staff Reporter
In another raid, customs officials of the central mail department seized 49 banned items last October

Cruise industry booming as tourists flock to Oman

by Rahul Das
Picturesque locations, renowned hospitality and rich heritage have all contributed to the tidal wave of tourist arrivals in the Sultanate

Boxing: Pacquiao beats Algieri to retain WBO welterweight title

by AFP
Pacquiao dropped Algieri to the canvas six times during the 12-round contest

Gulf Cup football: Oman confident of reaching final

by Times News Service
While a 5-0 victory against Kuwait sealed their place in the last four, the accolades that followed that achievement boosted the morale of Oman who face Qatar in the semifinals on Sunday
Oman
Sunday Beat: Social media spurs transformation in Omani youth aspirations
by Saleh Al Shaibany

These quick messages are maturing fast and now we see the topics are tackling serious issues. The exchanges of ideas are not anymore an idle pursuit of isolated groups of youth with no real targets

Sports
Formula One: Hamilton, Rosberg braced for title duel in desert
by AFP

Pole sitter Rosberg, who trails Hamilton by 17 points, is the only man who can dash Hamilton’s title ambitions, the German’s cause helped by the controversial double points on offer in Abu Dhabi.

World
Western leaders step away from Iran nuclear talks ahead of deadline
by Reuters

With three days to go to the deadline for a deal to defuse stand-off with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, Western power foreign ministers stepped away for consultations on Friday

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Features
India seeks to cash in on global demand for ancient remedies
by AFP

India claims to have natural remedies for everything from cancer to the common cold, but ministers say it has failed to capitalise on its traditions as the world has woken up to alternative medicine

Columns
Time to sink divides to fight Isis militants
by Robert Fisk

Syria's army cannot hold all the ground it takes from IS or other extremist groups. Hence the existence of the NDF

Travel
Barcelona: Catalan identity is more evident than ever in the region's beautiful capital
by Simon Calder/The Ind

Early winter is the ideal time to visit Barcelona, with tourist numbers dwindling, the Mediterranean moderating the temperature and the city at its full, hectic pace

Health
Dutch check other farms after bird flu outbreak
by AFP

Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following an outbreak in a central village of the virus which could infect humans.

Entertainment
Movie Review: Happy Ending
by Siddharth Akhouri

The film is made with urban sensibilities and the issues the characters experience may be something which may not be relatable to a large section of audiences especially in India