Yemen crisis: Explosions at Aden's largest arms depot

by Reuters
Residents have reported looting at the depot in recent days as Houthi rebels challenge forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi for control of the south's largest city.

Oman braces for arrival of more injured Yemenis following Saudi Arabia airstrikes

by Saleh Al Shaibany
Oman’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs advised nationals, including students and professors studying at the universities, to leave the country immediately as the conflict escalated

Oman to switch off lights for Earth Hour to raise awareness of need to save energy

by SARAH MACDONALD
More than 200 million people around the world in more than 170 countries will switch off their lights to mark global event

Pandey to be new Indian ambassador to Oman

by REJIMON K
At present Pandey is the Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy of India, Paris

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos: Oman's inspirational leader who delivers

by SHAHZAD RAZA
The joyous occasion of HM's return calls for a look back over how a dedicated ruler changed the fortunes of his people with single-minded devotion, dedication and determination.

Oman, other Gulf stock markets plunge on worsening civil war in Yemen

by A. E. JAMES
Muscat Securities Market general index dipped 2.58 per cent or 162 points, which translates into a notional loss to the tune of OMR181 million for local investors in terms of market capitalisation
Technology
How technology is rewriting human interaction rulebook
by The Washington Post

Virtual distance is a psychological and emotional sense of detachment that accumulates little by little, at the subconscious or unconscious level, as people trade off time interacting with each other

Thursday
VIDEO: Ferrari FF, power, pace and grace
by Scott Armstrong

“At my signal unleash hell.” The opening words to Ridley’s Scott epic blockbuster Gladiator echo in my mind as I prepare myself for what is about to happen

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Features
Technology: Design of devices gains importance
by FARHAD MANJOO/The New York Times News Service

You need good physical design — or industrial design — to get people through the door. The real differentiator now, though, is the user interface — how the thing work

Columns
They have brazenly betrayed their class
by Timothy Egan

Three Republican leaders and most of those who aspire to be the GOP presidential nominee next year, these Horatio Algerians for the new Gilded Age are working to keep the downtrodden down

Health
Angelina Jolie surgery 'dramatically' lowers cancer risk: experts
by AFP

It is a hard personal choice, but removing healthy fallopian tubes and ovaries effectively slashes the cancer odds for women like Angelina Jolie who carry a risk-boosting gene mutation, experts said