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Road deaths halve in Oman while crashes drop by more than 70%

DUBAI: The number of crashes on Oman’s roads has been slashed by a staggering 72 percent, while fatalities have halved, the traffic police chief has said. Speaking after “Traffic Safety Day” Commander-in-Chief and Director-General of Traffic for Royal Oman Police, ...

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Oxbridge uncovered: More elitist than we thought

The sheer dominance by the top two social classes of Oxford and Cambridge University admissions has been revealed in newly released data. Four-fifths of students accepted at Oxbridge between 2010 and 2015 had parents with top professional and managerial jobs, ...

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Khamenei urges Europe to do more to back nuclear deal

TEHRAN/BEIRUT: Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday urged Europe to do more to back the 2015 nuclear deal after President Donald Trump refused to re-certify the pact.European companies have rushed into the Iranian markets since the landmark accord, which lifted international ...

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Hurricane Ophelia: UK faces more storm disruption

Hurricane Ophelia: UK faces more storm disruption

Winds of more than 70mph (112km/h) and heavy rain are hitting parts of Scotland and northern England as remnants of Hurricane Ophelia continue to sweep across the UK. All schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland remain closed ...

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Death toll from Somalia bombings rises to more than 200

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – More than 200 people were killed in near simultaneous bombings in the Somali capital and more than 250 people were injured, officials said on Sunday, marking the most deadly such attack by Somalia’s al Shabaab insurgency. “We ...

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