Customers demand smaller plastic bags at Oman's supermarkets

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
Most people support the idea of adding small and medium-sized plastic bags at the supermarkets

Video: Oman students take ‘ice bucket challenge’

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
The campaign has gone viral, as some of the most famous people in the world, from pop stars to senior politicians, having participated by having buckets of ice water poured over their heads

Sunday beat: We need nursing homes with full medical care for elderly

by Saleh Al Shaibani
It is now obvious that the once close-knit families are fast disintegrating in Oman as young couples set up their own homes after marriage, leaving behind old people with no one to look after them

Indian expat dies in road accident in Samail

by Times News Service
P Najeeb, the victim who hailed from the Indian state of Kerala was working for a private firm in Nizwa

Oman Air flights to Jakarta and Manila from December 2

by Times News Service
Flights to both destinations will depart Muscat around midday and arrive at the destinations in the early morning of the following day, offering convenient timing for travel from the respective airpo

Barka Municipality starts Shumaisa beach clean up

by TARIQ AL HAREMI
Twenty workers worked at the beach, gathering the garbage in bags
Business
Omantel to invest $31m in submarine cable project
by A E JAMES

The landing station coming up in France, part of the transnational submarine cable network which traverses South East Asia to Europe, Egypt and other countries, will be ready in 2015

World
Tripoli airport seized by extremist fighters
by Agencies

The strategic site 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the Libyan capital, has been shut since July 13 amid skirmishes between the extremists and nationalist fighters from Zintan west of Tripoli

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
A clash of civilisations seems to be their goal
by Debasish Mitra

I am in mourning because I am bereaved. I am in mourning because something I grew up with has passed away; something which I always felt defined my country may be dying

Round Up
Mohsin Haider Darwish unveils Jaguar F-Type Coupé
by Times News Service

Immediately recognisable, the vehicle was built on the design of the stunning C-X16 concept sports coupé and the F-Type Convertible — winner of the 2013 World Car Design of the Year award

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.