Oman’s first wind power plant to help reduce energy subsidies

by STAFF REPORTER
With the agreement signed with Masdar on Wednesday, this first-of-its-kind project in Oman, with a capacity of 50MW, aims to meet 50% of the power needs of Dhofar governorate

Weathermen keeping an eye on Arabian Sea cloud formation

by Rahul Das
Weathermen all over the world are closely watching the movement of a huge trail of clouds that are forming over the Arabian Sea

Trade in fake goods in Oman remains a challenge

by Saleh Al Shaibany
Statistics from PACP reveal that more than 35,000 fake goods were confiscated in 2012 while a shocking 800,000 items were seized in 2013

Big demand for Oman Air’s Manila, Jakarta seats

by Times News Service
Oman Air is experiencing unexpectedly high demand for seats on two new routes that are due to be launched in December

Oman takes slew of steps to curb spread of Crimean Congo fever

by Fahad Al Ghadani
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has stopped another farm in Nizwa from selling livestock
Business
Lower crude price may reduce production cost, says official
by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI

If oil prices continue to fall, providers of various services in this sector, such as drilling, logistics and supply of chemicals, will have to reduce their costs, says undersecretary in the Ministry

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Paralysed man walks again with help of frame
by Reuters

A Polish man who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose

Thursday
How to fulfill a poor child's needs in Oman?
by SALEH AL SHAIBANY

It was an embarrassing moment and a humiliating one, too. Everybody with small children would relate to such an incident

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Features
High in Pakistan's mountains, women break taboos
by AFP

A group of young Pakistani girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world's highest peaks.

Columns
In Asia, angst is rising against United States
by Roger Cohen

Outside China, there is a consistent theme in Asia. It is concerned that declining American power, credibility and commitment will leave the way open for Beijing to exercise dominance over the region