World


Kerry in Southeast Asia seeking support against IS

by AFP
United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at the airport in Jakarta on October 20, 2014 for the inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo and meetings with other regional leaders. Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, will be sworn in as president on October 20 but faces huge challenges to enact a bold reform agenda. Photo - AFP
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia Monday to attend Joko Widodo's presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islam

read more
All robotic eyes on comet for Mars flyby
Astronomers do not expect it will come any where near colliding with Mars, but they do hope it will be close enough to reveal clues about the origins of the solar system.

Iran and world powers to resume expert-level nuclear talks on Wednesday
Expert-level talks between Iran and world powers aimed at clearing the path toward a nuclear deal will be held on Wednesday and Thursday in Vienna, a top Iranian official said

Top Iranian lawyer barred from practising for three years
Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP on Sunday that she has been barred from practising for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week

Journalists see Ebola’s invisible threat scarier than war
You can’t see shells falling, guns pointed or identify the bad guys: for many journalists the invisible threat of Ebola is more unnerving than covering a war


More in World
Trial of Bahraini activist jailed for ‘insulting’ tweets begins
The trial opened on Sunday of Bahraini human rights activist Nabil Rajab, accused of having “insulted official bodies” in remarks posted on Twitter, a judicial source said
Iranian women attacked with acid for ‘bad veils’
A series of acid attacks on women in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan has raised fears and prompted rumours that the victims were targeted for not being properly veiled
Bomb kills seven Egyptian soldiers in Sinai Peninsula
A roadside bomb killed seven Egyptian soldiers and wounded four in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, security officials said
Tension flare between Algeria and Morocco over border shooting
Tensions flared Sunday between Algeria and Morocco after Rabat accused an Algerian soldier of firing on Moroccan civilians across their joint border and seriously wounding one of them
German student falls to death at waterfall in Malaysia
A German student has died after falling into a steep ravine at a waterfall on a popular Malaysian resort island, police said on Sunday
After twin wins, Delhi BJP ready for fresh polls
Buoyed by party's victory in Maharashtra and Haryana, Delhi BJP on Sunday said it will push for fresh election in the national capital, banking on the 'Modi wave' to wrest power
BJP storms to power in Haryana, set to form government in Maharashtra
The BJP on Sunday stormed to power in Haryana for the first time and was all set to form government in Maharashtra where support came from unexpected quarters
Heavy losses to IS militants in Syrian battleground of Kobane
US-led warplanes launched 11 air strikes helping Kobane’s Kurdish defenders to repulse a new attempt to cut their supply lines into Turkey
Hong Kong leader blames ‘foreign forces’ for unrest
Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, on Sunday said “foreign forces” were at work in the pro-democracy movement that has paralysed parts of the city
Beijing Marathon runners don masks to battle smog
Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level
Congress workers demand Priyanka join active politics
With trends projecting a defeat for Congress in both Maharashtra and Haryana, a group of party workers gathered outside the AICC office here demanding that Priyanka Gandhi join active politics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party made big gains in two Indian state elections, partial results showed on Sunday, in an endorsement that will encourage him to step up the pace of economic reforms.
Huge crowds as Benazir Bhutto's son makes political debut
Tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered on Saturday to hear Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of slain ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, address a massive rally billed as his formal political debut
Power out for thousands after Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda
Power was out for nearly 30,000 customers in Bermuda, and many roads were impassable on Saturday after Hurricane Gonzalo pummeled the island with rain and howling winds through the night
Karnataka gets new industrial policy
Keeping in mind the upcoming Global Investors Meet in Karnataka, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unveiled a new industrial policy to attract investment in various sectors

POPULAR IN TIMES
New Hijri year holiday announced in Oman
The new Hijri year 1436 holiday for the public and private sector has been announced
Oman visa ban on expat workers in small and medium enterprises lifted
Minister of Manpower has issued a ministerial decision to start giving visas to expatriate workers in the small and medium enterprises
Indians in Oman welcome move on new-age passports
Indian expatriates in Oman have welcomed the Indian government’s move to start rolling out tamper-free new-age e-passports to its citizens
Multiple fines on drivers to help curb indiscipline in Oman
ROP plans to slap additional fines on the traffic offenders if they are found guilty of talking on mobiles while driving and also not wearing seat belts at the same time
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
Sunday Beat: Raising retirement age by five years will benefit Oman's economy
Increasing the retirement age will not block opportunities for job seekers
How to use new waste containers in Oman
The Muscat Municipality and Al Bariq Equipment have called for people’s cooperation for the effective use of the new underground waste bins
German hostages arrive at embassy in Manila after ordeal
A German couple kidnapped by militants were handed over to their embassy after a six-month ordeal marked by constant threats of beheading, as the Philippines confronted a security threat
Visa ban reprieve for expats in Oman welcome, say firms
Construction firms were facing shortage of skilled personnel and having difficulty in completing projects on time due to the visa ban on non-Omani workers
Oman crime: Pakistani man, Filipina found dead in a flat
A Pakistani male and a Filipino woman were reportedly found dead in a flat in Mabelah on Saturday
New service tax on remittance upsets Indians in Oman
It is surprising that when many countries are offering incentives for legal fund transfers, India is imposing tax
4 Comments
Read those riders carefully before buying cheap air ticket: Oman's Public Authority of Consumer Protection
Before you buy the ‘cheapest air tickets’ you must read the conditions carefully as you could lose money
3 Comments
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
3 Comments
New App used for teaching Mathematics and Geosciences at GUtech
This app was developed by a team of Computer Scientists and Engineers at GUtech’s parent-university, RWTH Aachen University in Germany.
1 Comments
How to fulfill a poor child's needs in Oman?
It was an embarrassing moment and a humiliating one, too. Everybody with small children would relate to such an incident
1 Comments
Sunday Beat: Is rapid Omanisation driving away the needed expat talent?
With a lot of restrictions on issuance of new employment visas, new opportunities are being claimed entirely by Omanis but this looks good only on paper
1 Comments
How to fulfill a poor child's needs in Oman?
It was an embarrassing moment and a humiliating one, too. Everybody with small children would relate to such an incident
1 Comments
New App used for teaching Mathematics and Geosciences at GUtech
This app was developed by a team of Computer Scientists and Engineers at GUtech’s parent-university, RWTH Aachen University in Germany.
1 Comments
New service tax on remittance upsets Indians in Oman
It is surprising that when many countries are offering incentives for legal fund transfers, India is imposing tax
4 Comments
Read those riders carefully before buying cheap air ticket: Oman's Public Authority of Consumer Protection
Before you buy the ‘cheapest air tickets’ you must read the conditions carefully as you could lose money
3 Comments
Sunday Beat: Is rapid Omanisation driving away the needed expat talent?
With a lot of restrictions on issuance of new employment visas, new opportunities are being claimed entirely by Omanis but this looks good only on paper
1 Comments
Five drown at Yiti beach near Muscat; Two missing at Mughsayl beach in Salalah
Four members of a Pakistani family drowned at Yiti beach while an Indian expatriate from Kerala died at the same beach when he banged his head against a rock while diving
1 Comments
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
3 Comments




LATEST IN TIMES