Oman council seeks ban on alcohol

Oman`s Shura council has voted to ban alcohol, an official of the advisory body said, a move that, if approved by the cabinet, would bring the sultanate in line with some other conservative Gulf Arab states and could hurt plans to expand tourism.

UAE secure Gulf Cup third place with win over Oman
UAE secure Gulf Cup third place with win over Oman

Deposed Gulf Cup champions United Arab Emirates claimed third place in this year`s event with a 1-0 win over Oman on Tuesday thanks to tournament top scorer Ali Mabkhout`s fifth goal.

John Kerry in talks with Oman over Iran nuclear issue

US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Omani counterpart Youssef ben Alaoui in London on Wednesday, who is acting as an intermediary in crunch nuclear talks with Iran.

President Pranab confident of strengthened ties with Oman

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the sultan and people of Oman on the eve of its national day, and expressed confidence that the mutually beneficial comprehensive partnership between the two nations will continue to further "diversify and strengthen".

US, Iran end latest nuclear talks with deal in balance

A hard-fought nuclear deal hung in the balance as Iran and the United States ended talks Monday in Oman, with signs the haggling will continue until a November 24 deadline.

Israel premier warns of bad nuclear deal with Iran

Israel's prime minister says Iran remains "unrepentant" and "unreformed," warning the West against rushing into a deal with it on its nuclear program.

Iran nuclear talks `tough, direct and serious`: US

The United States said Monday that talks underway in Oman between world powers and Iran on its nuclear program have proved "tough, direct and serious."

US, Iran nuclear deal in balance as Kerry, Zarif meet

 The United States and Iran started a second day of talks aimed at breaking the deadlock on a nuclear deal Monday, with the clock ticking down to a November 24 deadline.

US President warns Iran nuclear deal may not be reached

The United States and Iran held high-level talks in Oman Sunday as the deadline for a nuclear deal loomed closer, but President Barack Obama warned there may be no agreement.

Iran, EU, US meet in Oman for nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union`s (EU) nuclear coordinator Catherine Ashton started their tripartite talks here Sunday.

Egypt arrests suspect over threats to American schools

Egypt on Saturday announced the arrest of a US-Egyptian citizen accused of having posted on jihadist websites a threat to attack American and other international schools in the region.

Kerry, Zarif to hold nuclear talks in Oman: Report

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's foreign minister will hold nuclear talks in Oman on around November 10, the Austria Press Agency reported today.

India, Oman sign agreement on legal cooperation against crime

India and Oman Wednesday signed an agreement on legal and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and anti-terrorism.

Troubled Palestine advance in Asiad soccer
Troubled Palestine advance in Asiad soccer

Palestine advanced to the second round of the Asian Games football Sunday, despite defeat to Singapore, and vowed to use their rise in the sport to spread some happiness at home.

Indian women's tennis team beats Oman in Asiad opener
Indian women's tennis team beats Oman in Asiad opener

The Indian women's tennis team was off to a winning start in the 17th Asian Games as it blanked Oman 3-0 in the first round here on Saturday.

Tragedy strikes Indian family in Oman

 An Indian man and his daughter were today killed in a road accident in Oman, while the man's wife was later found dead in an apartment, a media report said.

India, Pakistan in same pool of Asian Games

India have been clubbed alongside arch-rivals and eight-time champions Pakistan in the 10-nation men`s hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4.

Kerala to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Tuesday

The Kazis in Kerala have declared that Monday would be the 30th day of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated Tuesday as the moon was not sighted Sunday after Iftar.

Two Indians found dead in Oman

Two Indians were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Oman, a media report said Tuesday.

Oman Foreign Minister calls on PM Modi

The Special Envoy of the Sultan of Oman Foreign Minister Yousuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed the greetings of the Sultan, reaffirming the importance of the relations with India.