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Glasgow - The host city of Commonwealth Games is all set for The Commonwealth Games

by Lucy Gillmore/The Independent
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The Commonwealth Games that started on July 23 will continue till August 3 and so Glasgow is in the sporting spotlight.

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Faro: Gateway to Portugal's most popular holiday area
More than just a gateway to the beaches of the Algarve, this compact city is also about to enter festival season. So get in the spirit

Windsurfing makes waves in Turkmenistan
Better known for its inhospitable desert plains than beach breaks, isolated ex-Soviet Turkmenistan this month welcomed an unlikely group of visitors: a sun-tanned crop of the world's top windsurfers.

Montreal moments in the French-accented Canadian city
This French-accented Canadian city sparkles in summer, with parks and river views

Fort Lauderdale
From its beaches, arts, culture and events to gondola rides on the canals, this US state of Florida is a popular tourist destination


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Montreal moments in the French-accented Canadian city
This French-accented Canadian city sparkles in summer, with parks and river views
Fort Lauderdale
From its beaches, arts, culture and events to gondola rides on the canals, this US state of Florida is a popular tourist destination
Prague - City that bursts into life with art exhibitions and classical concerts
Summer is the best time to explore the Czech capital, as the city bursts into life with art exhibitions and classical concerts
Bangkok and beyond
A few days in Bangkok and its nearby provinces are all you need to be completely charmed by Thailand’s people, culture and cuisine.
Monaco geras up for the summer season
This glamorous principality is gearing up for the summer season — with treats for petrol-heads, big spenders and cinema-goers
Gateway to the iconic Pisa
A visit to Tuscany gives a chance to explore ancient landmarks, fine food and glittering festivities
Trip Tips: Brazil's retro-futuristic capital hits middle age
Brasilia's modern buildings designed by famed architect Oscar Niemeyer and laid out by urban planner Lúcio Costa are still imposing, an open-air museum on UNESCO's World Heritage list
Where past meets present
A visit to Athens, the Greek capital,is a chance to relive the Classical past — and to enjoy the city’s more contemporary attractions
The magic of Mauritius
Mauritian society offers a trace of France, a sprinkle of Africa,a smidgeon of Britain and a big twist of Asia
Life is in Lisbon
This charming capital, which combines sea views, steep hills and old-world manners with a vibrant nightlife, is a joy to visit
Prague-city of spires and towers
Gothic spires, majestic castles, renaissance palaces and winding cobbled streets of Prague, the capital of Czech Republic holds an irresistible allure.
Sydney sojourn
The wonderful climate and beautiful sites, makes this the ideal time to visit Australia's dramatic harbour city
Magical Malta
Spend a day in and around Valletta, the historic capital of this Mediterranean nation, then explore deeper into the Maltese islands
A journey through Himalayan villages
Experience the untouched beauty of the surreal Spiti Valley and the simple ways of life in the small villages of the Himalayas
Top 5 Eid destinations 2013
Whether you choose to stay within the region or travel abroad, here are the top five Eid destinations for 2013

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Oman Eid accidents death toll hits 10 after two nationals killed in Adam road crash
According to sources in Adam, two Omani nationals died in the road accident which involved a four-wheel drive vehicle and a saloon car
Oman road accident: Expat killed, several injured in Eid car crash near Ibra
Earlier in the day, seven Omanis, including a two-year-old girl, were killed on the road to Salalah between Gaba and Haima
Salman’s ‘Kick’ a runaway hit in Oman
The recently released action, thriller and comedy film Kick, by producer Sajid Nadiadwala, is running to packed houses in various theatres in Muscat
Road accident death toll during Eid in Oman rises to 13
Just before the start of Eid holidays the Royal Oman Police had advised motorists to drive safely on Oman roads, still 13 people lost their lives in several fatal road accidents
Netanyahu vows to crush Gaza tunnels; US restocks Israel with ammunition
The United States confirmed Wednesday it had restocked Israel's supplies of ammunition, hours after finally sharpening its tone to condemn an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza
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Omani students explore BAE Systems’ facility
The Insight Day at BAE Systems gave Omani students in UK an opportunity to learn more about how a defence mega corporation operates
Morocco celebrates King Mohammed VI 15th year on throne
A celebration to commemorate the crowning of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI’s, known as Throne Day, was hosted by Moroccan Ambassador Tariq Al Husaisan, Wednesday evening in Muscat
Omani scholars join bid to combat global challenges
Making their country proud, Zeinab Al Mamari and Reem Al Rasbi have become the first Omani students to participate in Veolia’s International Summer School programme students from 15 universities
Israeli aggression in Gaza pushes death toll to 1,374 on day 24 of conflict
The raids came a day after two tank shells slammed into the school, killing 16 people in an attack denounced as "reprehensible" by UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
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Oman road accident: Seven killed in crash near Haima
An ROP source confirmed that a police team along with choppers was pressed into service for the rescue operation.
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Oman road accident: Seven killed in crash near Haima
An ROP source confirmed that a police team along with choppers was pressed into service for the rescue operation.
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Indian Parliament debates Gaza
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the government for not taking up the Gaza issue last week
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Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh creates panic (video)
Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh created alarm in the area, late Sunday night
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Untold suffering in Gaza City
From inside Gaza a father tells his powerful story to Times of Oman. Read his words and weep
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His Majesty issues Royal Order for Renaissance Day holiday; Eid holidays announced for public, private sectors in Oman
The statement released by the Ministry said that the owners of businesses and workers can agree for compensation for work during these holidays
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Oman Road Safety Association celebrates Qaranqashow with message of road safety
ORSA recently organised awareness activities at the Shangrila Barr Al Jissa Hotel and Resort, celebrating Qaranqashow with the aim of raising awareness among children and families while using roads
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Oman calls for united Arab action to end Israeli agression, alleviate suffering of Palestinians
Majlis Al Shura Chairman Al Ma’awali calls for united Arab action to end the Israeli aggression and alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinians
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His Majesty’s website wins laurels
The website highlights His Majesty’s achievements during the past four decades, and contributions as a visionary leader in shaping policies, both at regional and global levels
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Ignorance of law is no excuse for complaint: Oman legal expert
Times of Oman, in association with Khalifa Al Hinai Legal Consultants, will answer the legal queries of readers every Monday. Questions can be sent to readersclub@timesofoman.com
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Search for AIDS cure pushes ahead despite setbacks
Scientists on Saturday vowed to press ahead with their quest for a cure for AIDS, despite losing a veteran colleague and suffering a setback in research.
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