City aim to avoid Hammer blow in top-4

City aim to avoid Hammer blow in top-4

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: Manchester City’s attempt to remain in the top four of the Premier League has been hampered by…

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In Labour’s Scottish bastion, nationalists prepare for an upset

In Labour’s Scottish bastion, nationalists prepare for an upset

By Andy Bruce — Scotland’s biggest city, nationalists have triggered a once-in-a-century shift in political loyalties that could dash Labour…

ROHM is ‘one of a kind’

By Muna al Shanfari — Oman is an ancient civilisation where traditional music emerged and grew with the start of social…

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Morality and politics must mix

Morality and politics must mix

Sarah Chayes went to Afghanistan in 2001 as a journalist, stayed on as a development worker and became an expert…

Terrified fliers confront fears

Terrified fliers confront fears

Heidi Cattey first became scared of flying when she saw news reports of hijackers seizing planes in the 1980s. A…

Bustling markets of Stone Town

Bustling markets of Stone Town

Ali Ahmed al Riyami – ali.alriyami@omanobserver.om – Almost anytime you head to the fruit and vegetables, fish or meat markets…

Coping with the selfie stick

Coping with the selfie stick

Whether it’s in front of Cologne Cathedral, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin or the fairy tale castle at Neuschwanstein in…

Video: Pakistan gets first women-only auto-rickshaw

Video: Pakistan gets first women-only auto-rickshaw

A Pakistani environmentalist, fed up with being groped and harassed by male auto-rickshaw drivers, has launched her own service exclusively…

Astrodome at 50: Now a decaying shell

Astrodome at 50: Now a decaying shell

Texans on Thursday marked the 50th birthday of the Houston Astrodome, the world’s first fully air-conditioned multipurpose domed stadium, once…

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Non-native goldfish invade Colorado lake

Non-native goldfish invade Colorado lake

A handful of goldfish dumped into a Colorado lake, evidently by a pet owner years ago, have reproduced and thousands…