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Muscat - 
A technical issue with the main electricity line in Qurm Heights shut down power to the area on Wednesday evening.
Muscat - 
A search of his boat yielded over 147,000 psychotropic drug pills, 54kg opium and 500gm heroin.
Muscat - 
Muttrah police station recently arrested a man on charges of assault and robbery from Ma’abela
Muscat - 
Some of the projects include road expansion, street lighting, landscaping, tree plantations and a water park.
Muscat - 
Sayyid Faisal was addressing a gathering at the fifth career fair organised by Waljat College of Applied Sciences.
Muscat - 
The medcity will offer world-class facilities and patients can later continue the treatment with Aster group hospitals in the sultanate.
Muscat - 
he municipality teams also issued 14 violation notices to establishments at the market.
Muscat - 
A senior British naval officer has said that UK and its Royal Navy have a strong historic relationship with Oman.
As Port Sultan Qaboos turns into tourism hub, shipping companies announce move to Sohar

As Port Sultan Qaboos turns into tourism hub, shipping companies announce move to Sohar

Muscat - 
Authorities have set this August as the deadline to shift commercial operations
New rules likely for sheesha cafés in Muscat

New rules likely for sheesha cafés in Muscat

Muscat - 
Muscat Municipality is planning to introduce new regulations for sheesha cafés in the governorate
A robot of Iran's Parand Azad University prepares to play the ball during a match against "Mechatronics Research Laboratory" from Iran's Azad University of Qazvin during the RoboCup Iran Open 2014, in Tehran. (AFP)

Sanctions-hit Iran triumphs in football's RoboCup

Tehran - 
Iran may be lumbered with economic sanctions but that did not stop a local team of robotics experts from sweeping aside German and Dutch rivals in football's RoboCup.

Philippines quarantines man over MERS fears

Manila - 
Philippine health authorities said Wednesday they have quarantined a Filipino who arrived from the Middle East because he tested positive for the deadly MERS virus.
VIDEOS

Oman golfers confident of title

Oman golfers confident of title
First GCC U15 Golf Championship to be held at Ghala Valley from April 24-26

Barakat turns to US coach in Asiad gold medal hunt

Barakat al Harthy is confident that his forthcoming training programme with renowned American sprint coach John Smith will bolster his chances of clinching gold

Sur edges defending champion Suwaiq to climb up in OPL

Defending domestic league champion Suwaiq lost 0-1 to Sur in an Omantel Professional League match

Cricket: Court rejects plea to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected N. Srinivasan's plea to reinstate him as India's cricket chief, saying he had effectively turned a blind eye to allegations of wrongdoing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Trend to try: Sport Luxe

Trend to try: Sport Luxe
Sporty chic, luxe athletic...call it what you want

Desert beauties

Owners of prized breeds Hamra Ain and Musaiah talk about what makes these camels the most coveted

Marathon Musician

Reluctant percussionist now has four records for longest performances

Living with haemophilia

Availability of timely medication in Oman has given a new lease of life to people with the disorder

Bank Muscat posts Q1 net profit of RO39.76mn

Muscat - 
Bank Muscat has announced a net profit of RO39.76mn for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014

HSBC Bank Oman to sell its India business to Doha Bank

Muscat - 
HSBC Bank Oman announced on Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to sell its banking business in India to Doha Bank QSC.

NCSI foreign investment survey for 2013 underway

Muscat - 
The National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) is conducting the annual foreign investment survey for 2013

MSM30 inches up; turnover rises 5.5%

Muscat - 
The MSM30 ended Wednesday’s trading session mildly higher, closing at 6,827.10, up 0.05 per cent.

Oman to lead ME in tourism growth: Report

Muscat - 
The sultanate is expected to lead the Middle East in terms of growth in the travel and tourism industry and to post one of the strongest growth rates worldwide in the sector in 2014

Bank Muscat expands corporate network with 3 more branches

Muscat - 
Bank Muscat has established three more exclusive corporate banking branches across the sultanate

Maisarah signs partnership with Al Madina Takaful

Muscat - 
Maisarah Islamic Banking Services, the Islamic banking window of BankDhofar, continues to work towards providing Sharia'a compliant financial solutions and services

Bank Sohar named ‘Best Financial Brand Oman 2014’

Muscat - 
Bank Sohar was recently named the ‘Best Financial Brand Oman 2014’ by UK-based Global Brands Magazine

MSM30 index continues to consolidate

Muscat - 
The MSM30 index ended Tuesday’s trading session flat, closing at 6,823.43. OIFC and Bank Sohar both attracted investor interest, trading 7.6mn and 1.8mn shares, respectively.

Oman's gas usage to jump by over 10% annually: H E Aufi

Muscat - 
The consumption of natural gas will increase by over ten per cent annually from this year, according to H E Salim al Aufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas
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