Oman road accident: Seven killed in crash near Haima

by Rejimon K.
An ROP source confirmed that a police team along with choppers was pressed into service for the rescue operation.

Israel's bloody onslaught on Gaza claims more than 1,300 Palestinian lives

by AFP
The deadliest strike was at a UN-run school in Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza, where 16 people were killed and scores were wounded

10 dead, up to 200 feared trapped in India monsoon landslide

by Reuters
Television footage showed a chunk of hillside dramatically giving way and a cascade of mud, rocks and trees, sparking clouds of dust below.

French, British citizens evacuated amid Islamist gains in Libya

by AFP
Intense fighting in Benghazi for the past week has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said

Ransom paid by European governments now Al-Qaeda's major funding: New York Times report

by AFP
"Governments and companies pay in almost every case," a former senior French intelligence official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity

Kerry heads to New Delhi to improve US-India relations

by AFP
For the past two decades, the world's two largest democracies have described themselves as natural allies, sharing similar concerns over China's rise and Islamic extremism
Business
Bank Sohar’s net profit soars 35.13 per cent
by Times News Service

The bank’s Net Interest Income witnessed an improvement of 13.1 per cent, increasing from OMR21.035m for the period ending June 30, 2013 to OMR23.790m for the period that ended June 30, 2014

World
Ukrainian rebels vent frustration with Putin
by Reuters

Squeezed by the Ukrainian army into their last two strongholds, the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the rebels complain they are outnumbered and outgunned.

Technology
JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China
by Reuters

JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

Thursday
Just people on the deserted beach
by Saleh Al Shaibany

The best thing about women is that they keep discovering themselves as they grow older while men get stagnated as they get long in the tooth

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Will the rising number of working mothers create a generation of nanny-raised Omanis?






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Features
India outsources chores as servant culture shifts
by AFP

"Get My Peon", one of the new Indian companies offering to do your chores and errands in a country traditionally reliant on full-time servants.

Columns
What if 35 Arabs had died and 800 Israelis?
by Robert Fisk

What's the limit for Palestinian deaths before we have a ceasefire? Eight hundred? Or 8,000? Could we have a scorecard? The exchange rate for dead?

Health
AstraZeneca taps Roche, Qiagen for new blood-based cancer drug tests
by Reuters

AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs.