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

Royal Oman Police urge caution over summer thefts

by Fahad Al Ghadani
With the onset of summer, police have advised citizens and residents not to keep their cash and valuables in their houses while going on vacations

Emotional, violent protests a year after Bangladesh disaster

by AFP
Angry victims, some wearing funeral shrouds, staged demonstrations at the site of the now-infamous Rana Plaza factory complex, which collapsed last April 24 after a catastrophic structural failure.

Ukraine launches deadly assault on rebel-held towns

by AFP
Shots were heard as a helicopter flew overhead, and the pro-Kremlin rebels ordered all civilians out of the town hall to take up defensive positions inside.

Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

by AFP
Relations between Tokyo and Beijing are at their lowest point for years. Some observers warn they might come to blows over the islands, where ships from both sides lurk to press claims for ownership

F1 boss Ecclestone denies bribery at German trial

by AFP
Ecclestone, 83, is accused of paying a German banker tens of millions of dollars to ensure his continued grip on the motor sporting empire he built up virtually single-handedly over four decades.
Sports
F1 boss Ecclestone denies bribery at German trial
by AFP

Ecclestone, 83, is accused of paying a German banker tens of millions of dollars to ensure his continued grip on the motor sporting empire he built up virtually single-handedly over four decades.

Business
AstraZeneca drugs group says profits halved, blames generics
by AFP

AstraZeneca, the British pharmaceutical giant, announced on Thursday a halving of net profits in the first quarter, hit by generic competition following the loss of exclusivity for key drugs.

World
Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row
by AFP

Relations between Tokyo and Beijing are at their lowest point for years. Some observers warn they might come to blows over the islands, where ships from both sides lurk to press claims for ownership

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.