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Diana's death: Week of grief shakes the monarchy

Diana's death: Week of grief shakes the monarchy

Twenty years ago on August 31, 1997, Britain's Princess Diana died in a high-speed car crash in Paris.

Project of loyalty and belonging on occasion of 47th National Day

Project of loyalty and belonging on occasion of 47th National Day

Dr Omar bin Hilal al Mamari, owner of Guinness World Records title and president of Muscat Motorcycle Club, is preparing for the journey of the 47th National Day; he will cover 5,000km on his motorcycle Kawasaki Ninja 1400hp during a period of 18 days carrying the Omani flag, amid local and international rebounds for the owner of the title of the Guinness World Records.

Women empowerment

Women empowerment

Pakistan has historically taken the lead in female empowerment, with its very foundations rooted in the democratic ideals of gender equality. 

One million dance lovers gather at Japan's 'Awa' festival

One million dance lovers gather at Japan's 'Awa' festival

Over a million performers and spectators will flock to a western Japanese city this weekend for one of the country's largest dance festivals, after organisers stepped up efforts to accommodate foreign visitors.

Adventure tales: Fatbiking through the Empty Quarter

Adventure tales: Fatbiking through the Empty Quarter

When Steve Holyoak and Max Chaya decided to explore the Empty Quarter on their bikes, they knew the challenges ahead, but they were not to back out.

Country music legend Glen Campbell dead at 81

Country music legend Glen Campbell dead at 81

Country music legend Glen Campbell, the mellow-voiced "Rhinestone Cowboy" who sold millions of albums over a career that spanned decades, has died at the age of 81.

Syria's traditional oud-making on the decline

Syria's traditional oud-making on the decline

Antoun Tawil, one of Syria's last traditional lute makers, waits in vain in his Damascus workshop for orders of the oud, an instrument his country was once renowned for producing.

Hospitality: New Centara Hotel brings Thai hospitality to Muscat

Hospitality: New Centara Hotel brings Thai hospitality to Muscat

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, opened its first hotel in the Middle East in May.