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

Heat and humidity in Oman replaced by rain and thunderstorms

by Times News Network
Several governorates of Oman coped with soaring temperatures throughout the day, only to be drenched in showers later in the evening

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

Oman's dates export to India on upswing

by FAIZUL HAQUE
Indian traders purchased around 300 tonnes of dates directly from Omani farmers last year

Oman eyeing Africa for non-oil exports

by Elham Pourmohammadi
The Sultanate is seeking to expand into new markets in Africa. Main non-oil export markets include GCC states, India, Iraq, China, Indonesia and Europe
World
Now, no need to switch off your mobile in flight
by PTI

Flyers can now turn on their cellphones, tablets or laptops on ‘flight mode’ to work, play video games, listen to music, watch pre-loaded movies or type their emails

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.