Oman reports 64 H1N1 cases in April

by ONA
Sixty-four cases of H1N1 infections were recorded in Oman in April, according to an official source at the Ministry of Health

Stark warning from expert as more teens in Oman hooked on drugs

by Saleh Al Shaibany
Oman’s head of narcotics has warned that more teenagers are now getting hooked on drugs than ever before and has urged for making a unified effort to combat the menace

Petroleum Development Oman’s OMR5.5m pledge for society

by A E James
The 13 projects to receive support include a new intensive care unit at Khoula Hospital and four new public parks among others

Indian Lok Sabha Polls 2014: Brisk polling underway in sixth phase of LS polling

by PTI
Braving rising temperatures, voters today turned up in good numbers in many of the 117 constituencies in 11 states and Union Territory of Puducherry in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls

Emotional, violent protests a year after Bangladesh disaster

by AFP
Angry victims, some wearing funeral shrouds, staged demonstrations at the site of the now-infamous Rana Plaza factory complex, which collapsed last April 24 after a catastrophic structural failure.

Benzema strike gives Real Madrid advantage over Bayern Munich

by AFP
Defeat leaves the Germans with it all to do next Tuesday, if they are to continue their quest to become the first side to retain the trophy in the Champions League era.
Sports
F1 boss Ecclestone denies bribery at German trial
by AFP

Ecclestone, 83, is accused of paying a German banker tens of millions of dollars to ensure his continued grip on the motor sporting empire he built up virtually single-handedly over four decades.

Business
AstraZeneca drugs group says profits halved, blames generics
by AFP

AstraZeneca, the British pharmaceutical giant, announced on Thursday a halving of net profits in the first quarter, hit by generic competition following the loss of exclusivity for key drugs.

World
Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row
by AFP

Relations between Tokyo and Beijing are at their lowest point for years. Some observers warn they might come to blows over the islands, where ships from both sides lurk to press claims for ownership

Thursday
The fine line of marriage
by Saleh Al Shaibany

It occurred to me only last week that the institution of marriage is mostly supported by a woman. Men enter it with different objectives although we may not like to admit it

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Features
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
by Pradeep Govind

I wonder how these two men with apparently nothing in common except a toothbrush moustache and perhaps a love for Wagner could have similarities just because their birth signs fell in the zodiac sign

Columns
Ukrainians must make their election relevant
by Thomas L. Friedman

Indeed, Ukraine has some 'Tahrir Square disease'. The Kiev revolutionaries have been incredibly brave.

Travel
Life is in Lisbon
by Mary Lussiana/The In

This charming capital, which combines sea views, steep hills and old-world manners with a vibrant nightlife, is a joy to visit

Round Up
ahlibank ranked No.1 in Oman... again
by Times news service

The award is the recognition of the trust and confidence that ahlibank has gained in the local financial services community with its dynamic yet prudent strategy of growth and diversification

Health
U.S. top court asks if Coca-Cola juice label is misleading
by Reuters

U.S. Supreme Court justices grilled a lawyer for Coca-Cola Co on Monday, asking why a juice label touting the presence of pomegranates and blueberries should not be considered misleading

Entertainment
Rani Mukerji, Aditya Chopra tie the knot
by PTI

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji and filmmaker Aditya Chopra have tied the knot in a quiet ceremony in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship status.