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Oman eases visa rules to promote tourism

Oman eases visa rules to promote tourism

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has issued a circular to all tourism-sector entities to facilitate the granting of unsponsored tourist visas to the nationals of a number of countries.

Fond farewell!

Fond farewell!

Qatari entrepreneur Farhan al-Sayed hosted a farewell party for the outgoing Vietnamese ambassador Nguyen Hoang, and his wife Thi Chau Anh.

Spike in global carbon emissions linked to El Nino

Spike in global carbon emissions linked to El Nino

A huge spike in carbon emissions seen in the past couple of years has puzzled scientists, since there was no evidence of a rise in human activities, like fossil fuel burning, that might explain it.

Defence Minister meets US special envoy

Defence Minister meets US special envoy

HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah yesterday met with Brett H McGurk, US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter IS.

BAE to cut almost 2,000 jobs as Eurofighter backlog falls

BAE to cut almost 2,000 jobs as Eurofighter backlog falls

BAE Systems will eliminate almost 2,000 jobs over three years as it struggles to secure new orders for the Eurofighter Typhoon warplane and slims down its naval ships and cyber-security businesses.

Black Country Communion bask in glow of ‘best album’

Black Country Communion bask in glow of ‘best album’

There was a time when it looked like English / American super group Black Country Communion had reached the end of the line.

Rabada main second Test threat to Bangladesh

Rabada main second Test threat to Bangladesh

Having failed to take advantage of favourable first Test conditions, the Bangladesh batsmen have a chance to make amends against the least experienced bowling line-up South Africa have fielded in many years.

Even suicide blast can’t stop rising Afghan star

Even suicide blast can’t stop rising Afghan star

Such is Rashid Khan’s popularity that even a suicide blast at Kabul’s main cricket stadium couldn’t keep his fans away — and the teenager is now eyeing the sport’s big prizes as his international profile grows.

Veteran stage, film actor Tom Alter dead at 67

Veteran stage, film actor Tom Alter dead at 67

Veteran actor Tom Alter, who was well known in the theatre circuit and film industry breathed his last on Friday night.

Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

Germany's Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the centre-left Social Democrats ...

Call for more focus on Alzheimer’s research

Call for more focus on Alzheimer’s research

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development,...

China says N Korean quake 'suspected explosion', S.Korea says likely natural

China says N Korean quake 'suspected explosion', S.Korea says likely natural

China's earthquake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a ‘suspected explosion’, raising fears the isolated state ...