The Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel, perched on the edge of a gorge in Oman
Winter escape to Oman
  • Travel
  • February 15, 2015, 06:00

To anyone used to swimming in Brittas Bay, or even the Mediterranean, the sea at Muscat will come as a shock. It isn’t cold, it isn’t warm, it’s ho(...)

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, at a match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London, on Sunday. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Sunday began a three-day trade mission to the UK. The trip is meant to bolster his state’s economic and cultura(...)

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix and the F1 Championship at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters

Lewis Hamilton won his shootout in the desert with Nico Rosberg in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to win his second Formula One world championship.Hami(...)

Irish Ambassador to London Dan Mulhall at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, during the annual Remembrance Sunday service. Photograph Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Everything about the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London are minutely planned, down to the positioning of dignita(...)

Kevin McGee viewing ‘Efforts & Ideals; Prints from The First World War’ at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square, Dublin as part of Dublin Festival of History, 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The late princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer is to appear at the Dublin Festival of History tomorrow night. Earl Spencer has written a book abou(...)

The  Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London in April. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire 0:42

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby.Queen Elizabeth and members of both William and Kate’s families are “delighted” with(...)

 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey’s founding father: he led the Turkish  army at Gallipoli  through June 1915, in battles  which   were  lost by the British at a terrible cost

Pte Michael Lennon of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, singled out for special mention by Britain’s Prince Harry at a first World War memorial service in (...)

The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid admitted for the first time at a London court today that he had hacked the voicemails of Britain’s Prince William and Prince Harry, and William’s wife Kate Middleton. Photograph:
Luke MacGregor /Reuters

The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid admitted for the first time at a London court today that he had hacked the voice(...)

Lynn Barber: ‘If I know somebody as a real person, I don’t then feel I can write about them because I know things about them that I shouldn’t know.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Lynn Barber is not happy to see me. Proper order. This is, after all, the woman they call “Demon Barber” and a woman who wrote of me – accurately – in(...)

 Duke of Cambridge as he joins soldiers from to help placing sandbags to try  protect properties from the rising flood waters of the River Thames. Photograph: Richard Watt/PA Wire

Communities across Britain are facing more flooding misery as further heavy rain and storms batter the country. A triple threat from the(...)