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.

Iraq launches offensive on IS-held west Mosul

Iraq launches offensive on IS-held west Mosul

Iraqi forces seized 10 villages from the Islamic State group yesterday, launching a daunting operation to retake west Mosul which aid groups warned will put civilians in grave danger.

After US exit, Asian nations try to save TPP trade deal

After US exit, Asian nations try to save TPP trade deal

Australia and New Zealand said yesterday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian countries to join the trade pact after US President Donald Trump kept a promise to abandon the accord.

Immunisation campaign sees 27,766 children vaccinated

Immunisation campaign sees 27,766 children vaccinated

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday said 27,766 children have been vaccinated during the first four days of the National Immunisation Campaign against Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), which was launched on October 17.

Doha Bank plans wholly-owned subsidiary in India

Doha Bank plans wholly-owned subsidiary in India

Doha Bank, which already has three branches in India, is planning to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Asian country through which it wants to scale up its operations to Tier I and Tier II cities, including in Gujarat.

A culture of incivility

A culture of incivility

According to custom, the government and opposition benches in the British House of Commons are separated by a length equivalent to “two swords and one inch”.The practice harks back to a time when members of Parliament regularly carried blades.

Security plan informed by Paris attacks: US official

Security plan informed by Paris attacks: US official

US law enforcement officials preparing for Super Bowl 50 have worked with their French counterparts to learn from last year’s deadly attacks in Paris.