Oman road safety: Reckless driving linked to anxiety

by Tariq Al Haremi
Depressed people use their vehicles to vent their frustration, believes a Muscat hospital clinical psychologist

Oman Lawyers Association meet calls for fair trial of accused

by ONA
The conference also recommended a more active role for the Omani Lawyers Association in terms of safeguarding the rights of accused persons and the litigants.

700 Omanis to depart for US on scholarship

by Times News Service
The international scholarships are supported by the Oman American Business Council (OABC) under the patronage of the United States Embassy in Muscat

Oman tourism: Khareef boom in Salalah's Juweira Hotel

by Times News Service
The Juweira Boutique Hotel exudes elegance through its classic oriental theme

Imran agrees to fresh talks for ending political crisis in Pakistan

by - AFP
Pakistan Muslim League-N accuse protesters of undermining the country’s fragile democracy

Militiamen kill 70 at Iraq mosque

by - AFP
The shooting of worshippers came as Iraqi government forces battled to regain ground in Diyala, and Washington warned of the dangers of the Islamic State militants
Oman
Muscat-based Indian school students learn space tech at Nasa
by Times News Service

The highlight of the trip was the rover competition, where students had to build their very own Rover and race against time to collect rock samples

Sports
Rugby: All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup with crushing win
by Reuters

Both sides now have a week off before their next Rugby Championship clashes, with the All Blacks playing Argentina in Napier, while the Wallabies head to Perth to host South Africa on September 6.

Business
‘Railway link will make Oman a gateway to Gulf’
by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI

Indian ambassador Mukul says the Oman National Railway project will help develop the tourism sector, and will give a fillip to the economy of the entire region

World
Kiev, West slam Russian aid convoy to east Ukraine
by AFP

The West rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion."

Technology
SoftBank still merger hungry despite T-Mobile flop: analysts
by AFP

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank's failed bid for T-Mobile marked a rare defeat for its brash billionaire founder,but few expect it to sideline a man intent on building "the world's number-one company

Thursday
Destination Dubai: Fun and festivities for the family
by Thursday Team

With endless shopping sales, festivals, concerts and other entertainment, it’s easy to fill your days during the Dubai Summer Surprises and forget about the hot temperatures

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Features
Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listener
by AFP

Harun is one of Malaysia's last "fish listeners," and he and his apprentice son Zuraini are believed to be the only active practitioners of this mysterious and dying local art.

Columns
Oh boy! That indeed is some strategy
by Mark Steel

In May of this year McCain went to Syria to pose for photographs with Syrian rebels who he insisted we supply with weapons. But the rebels he befriended are now part of ISIS

Entertainment
I am nervous, says Pakistani actor Fawad Khan ahead of Khoobsurat release
by PTI

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan says his female fan-following in India is both a blessing and a matter of concern as his maiden performance in Bollywood film 'Khoobsurat' will invite more scrutiny.