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Muscat - 
The seminar aimed to review the proposed national plan to enhance the competitiveness and integration of Oman's ports.
Muscat - 
Winners will be provided consultancy to develop their services
Muscat - 
The ministry also plans to revive the centuries old Al Azwah festivities of Harat Fanja and turn it into a showcase event.
Muscat - 
The ceremony was held under the patronage of H E Dr Yahya bin Badr al Maawali, Undersecretary in MoSD.
Muscat - 
MRMWR has launched a clean environment awareness campaign targeting schoolchildren.
Muscat - 
The 13th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites (S2P) began at GUtech, on Monday.
Muscat - 
Opening hours of the show are from 10am to 1.30pm and from 4pm to 8.30pm.
Muscat - 
The MoU also covers exchange of information, expertise, research, educational material and promotion of educational television shows.
Salem bin Said al Badi

MoM resolves 840 disputes, ends eight strikes this year

Muscat - 
The Directorate of Settlement of Labour Disputes under the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) registered 3,577 disputes in the first half of this year, of which 840 have been settled out of court while 1,174 are being looked into by the judiciary.

UK visa applications rise 156% since EVW system launch

Muscat - 
Visa applications at the British Embassy in Muscat have grown 156 per cent since the EVW (electronic visa waiver) scheme for Omani passport holders was introduced this January.
French President Francois Hollande and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum (R) arrive for an international conference on Islamic State at the French Foreign ministry in Paris. (AFP)

Iraq wins pledge of military support against IS

Paris - 
The world's top diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by "any means necessary", including "appropriate military assistance", as leaders stressed the urgency of the crisis.
British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses a press conference in Aberdeen, Scotland. (AFP)

UK PM warns Scottish independence would be 'painful divorce'

Aberdeen - 
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned during a visit to Scotland on Monday that if the country voted for independence from the UK, it would not be a "trial separation" but a "painful divorce".

ORT makes history in Donington

ORT makes history in Donington
Becomes first ever side with an Omani licence to clinch British GT3 Teams’ Championship t...

The Wave, Muscat finishes runner-up in Istanbul

McMillan and Co edge closer to top of overall leaderboard; Oman Air posts season’s best result with fourth spot

Issa bags Oman’s only gold in GCC swimming competition

Issa al Adawi, one of Oman's most talented swimmers, bagged the lone gold medal for the sultanate at the four-day 24th GCC Swimming Championships, which concluded in Kuwait

Oman to take on Uruguay in Buraimi, Costa Rica in Sohar

Football fans in Muscat will be left disappointed as the Oman Football Association (OFA) has decided to host the national team's upcoming friendly match against Uruguay

Being Salman

Being Salman
The Bollywood superstar gets chatty about charity, movies and marriage

Work & Play

Sharply tailored jackets, crisp shirts, neutral hues and luxe fabrics aren’t just for work. We’ve masterminded three novel ways to use workwear outside the office

Stand Up Fighters

It’s fight night at the Dubai World Trade Centre

Musannah’s Hamra Ain clinches third beauty title

The Hamra Ain has once again proved that it is one of the most prized breeds in Oman

Oman’s oil production declines

Muscat - 
Oman’s crude oil and condensates production in August 2014 amounted to 29.56mn barrels, averaging 953,446 barrels a day (bpd) - down 0.35 per cent from a month earlier.

WorldCall operates uninterrupted, says Omantel

Muscat - 
Omantel said on Monday that news regarding its Pakistani subsidiary, WorldCall Telecom Ltd (WTL), is inaccurate and the company continues providing telecom services as usual.

‘Being first-mover had its advantages, challenges’

Muscat - 
Dr Jamil el Jaroudi, CEO of Bank Nizwa, underscored the challenges and opportunities of establishing the first Islamic bank in Oman’s small yet well-performing banking sector.

Benchmark index continues to correct

Muscat - 
The MSM30 index corrected on Monday to close down 0.55 per cent at 7,471.03 following its recent run up.

Al Madina Takaful launches insurance for luxury vehicles

Muscat - 
Al Madina Takaful on Monday launched Motor Prestige, an exclusive motor insurance for premium and luxury cars

Raysut Cement JV to build terminal in Somaliland

Muscat - 
Raysut Cement Co on Sunday signed a joint venture agreement with Barwaaquo Cement Co to build a terminal at Berbera port, in Somaliland, for packaging and distribution of cement.

Nawras to rebrand to Ooredoo in Q4

Muscat - 
Nawras has announced that it will rebrand to Ooredoo by the end of this year to fully integrate into one of the fastest growing global telecommunication brands.

Social Responsibility Summit on Sept 29

Muscat - 
The Oman Centre for Governance and Sustainability at the Capital Market Authority (CMA) will organise on September 29 at Grand Hyatt Muscat

Weak market breadth weighs on MSM

Muscat - 
The benchmark MSM30 index ended Sunday’s session at 7,512.18, down 0.44 per cent from the close on Thursday.

New counsel joins Curtis in Muscat

New York - 
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP announced that Florian A Maier-Leonhardt has joined the international law firm in its corporate and infrastructure development groups.

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