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As desertification and other environmental issues threaten the heart of the Middle East, Oman has an opportunity to act as a role model for its Gulf neighbours, writes Austin Bodetti.

With Taiz wracked by conflict animals in the city's zoo, including rare species of lion, leopard, and tiger, face starvation. Campaigners, seeking to raise awareness, are increasingly desperate

Oman to jail litter bugs

Paul McLoughlin

Oman to jail litter bugs

Jail time and hefty fines will be given to people caught littering in Oman, as the sultanate seeks to retain its reputation as a place of natural beauty.

Born to be wild: the <em>Arabian</em> oryx's sad demise

Paul McLoughlin

Born to be wild: the Arabian oryx's sad demise

During the 1960s, the oryx, a symbol of the Arabian Peninsula, were annihilated by hunters. A project to reintroduce oryx was launched, ...

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