Oman, Iran demand end of Gaza siege

Iran and Oman have called for international efforts to help end the tragic situation in Palestine and dispatch humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip

Seven Omanis killed in Eid road tragedy

Under the impact of head-on collision, one of the cars was broken into several pieces with its wreckage spread over a large area

US Navy rescues Yemeni cargo vessel adrift in the Sea of Oman

by Staff Reporter
A US Navy ship rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, and was sinking. The ship was adrift in the Sea of Oman on Monday morning, the navy said in a statement

‘Information buses’ to provide Oman’s growth statistics

by Times News Service
To mark the occasion of the 44th Renaissance Day, the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) launched a new initiative to provide information

‘Fingerprint’ for special children in Oman

‘Ba9sma’, pronounced as ‘Basma’ and meaning ‘fingerprint’, was established in 2010 and aims to help children realise that with determination, self-motivation and skill, they can break any barrier

Fahd, top leaders pray for peace

by ONA
Sheikh Al Khalili appealed to Allah to grant His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said many happy returns of the day, health, happiness and a long life and to safeguard Oman and all Muslim countries.
‘Need to boost trade between Oman, Iran’

Minister of Commerce and Industry expressed hope that more Omani and Iranian trade delegations should visit each other’s country to explore investment opportunities

Ukrainian rebels vent frustration with Putin
by Reuters

Squeezed by the Ukrainian army into their last two strongholds, the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the rebels complain they are outnumbered and outgunned.

Technology to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China
by Reuters Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

Just people on the deserted beach
by Saleh Al Shaibany

The best thing about women is that they keep discovering themselves as they grow older while men get stagnated as they get long in the tooth

Quick Poll

Will the rising number of working mothers create a generation of nanny-raised Omanis?

India outsources chores as servant culture shifts
by AFP

"Get My Peon", one of the new Indian companies offering to do your chores and errands in a country traditionally reliant on full-time servants.

What if 35 Arabs had died and 800 Israelis?
by Robert Fisk

What's the limit for Palestinian deaths before we have a ceasefire? Eight hundred? Or 8,000? Could we have a scorecard? The exchange rate for dead?

AstraZeneca taps Roche, Qiagen for new blood-based cancer drug tests
by Reuters

AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs.