Oman Air passengers stranded at Kochi

Oman Air passengers stranded at Kochi

Mohammed Al Badi  – MUSCAT – March 5: Muscat-bound passengers from Kochi, booked on Oman Air flight, were stranded for…

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Alien abduction? MH370 theories keep coming

Alien abduction? MH370 theories keep coming

An information vacuum has nourished a cottage industry of experts and amateurs in cyberspace who continue to exhaustively pick the…

Tourists laud Omani destinations

Udaya Sabarish – “Oh! I felt blessed when our tickets got confirmed”, Cathy was blushing with excitement. “I was thrilled…

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Nizwa at Muscat Book Fair

Nizwa at Muscat Book Fair

By Lakshmi Kothaneth The 20th International Book Fair brings in the spotlight on Nizwa, the Islamic Cultural Capital 2015. The…

These aging master tailors need a stitch in time

These aging master tailors need a stitch in time

Bill Clinton did it. So did Boris Johnson, the mayor of London. For many tourists, even if they are not…

What make fast food an attraction

What make fast food an attraction

Ordering fried chicken at a fast-food restaurant in Colombia’s capital, Paola Flores is one of millions of Latin Americans struggling…

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…

Is combating climate change a moral duty?

Is combating climate change a moral duty?

A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders…

Eurasians take Indonesian show business by storm

Eurasians take Indonesian show business by storm

German-born singer and actress Cinta Laura Kiehl barely spoke Indonesian when she started in local show business nine years ago….

A bionic hand is as just good as a graft

A bionic hand is as just good as a graft

By Christophe Schmidt European surgeons and engineers have devised a mind-controlled bionic hand that restores function almost as well as…

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Burma captures rare white elephant

Burma captures rare white elephant

The seven-year-old female was captured by forestry officials six weeks after it was spotted in a reserve in Pathein township,…