Sayyid Taimour receives Singaporean minister

Sayyid Taimour receives Singaporean minister

SINGAPORE:  HH Sayyid Taimour bin Asaad al Said, received in Shangri-La Hotel on Monday Lim Heng Kiang, Minister of Trade…

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Palestinians seek justice for war even as few remain hopeful

SPEAKING rapidly, her hands waving as she describes scenes of chaos, Iman Qadih recalls her brother being killed just metres…

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Berlin’s abandoned buildings

Even as real estate prices in Berlin rise inexorably and gentrification turns rundown corners into trendy neighbourhoods, the German capital…

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Luxury brands hedge their bets with smartwatches

The flurry of technology deals luxury watchmakers announced this week to tackle the Apple Watch threat are more a way…

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…

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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…

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Patrick Pichette to retire for interesting reason

When Montreal-born Google executive Patrick Pichette returned to work after a climbing trip to Mount Kilimanjaro, he couldn’t escape something his…

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Battling the stereotyping

She is multitasking but doesn’t know how to cook, she doesn’t have the patience to deal with nagging in-laws, doesn’t…

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Time running out for wild elephants

Time running out for wild elephants

African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, experts warned at a major conservation summit in…