We must stay focussed, says Oman football team coach Le Guen

by Times News Service
Oman plays Qatar in the first semi-final (6:45pm Oman time) on Sunday, while hosts Saudi Arabia will take on United Arab Emirates in the second match (10:00pm Oman time)

Missing Indian boy in Muscat found

by REJIMON K
The 12-year-old missing boy is a Class VI student of Indian School Darsait

Five-star Oman, UAE qualify for Gulf Cup semi-finals

by Reuters
Oman secured their first win in nine Gulf Cup matches since they clinched the title in 2009

Oman National Day Ball on Wheels

by T.A. Ameerudheen
Flashy cars with flashier decorations once again hog limelight during the National Day celebrations across the Sultanate

Oman 44th National Day celebrations: In true colours

by Salim Joseph
Thousands of people including women and children from Aint, Darsait Sahl and Thuan had joined a colourful procession from the Al Noor Mosque

Cake of good hope marks Oman's 44th National Day celebrations

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
Cutting of the ‘biggest cake ever made in Oman’ marked the National Day celebration at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa
Oman
Oman crime: ‘Khat’, narcotics smugglers arrested in Dhofar, Seeb
by Times News Service

The anti-narcotics directorate of the ROP in Al Dakhliya arrested two Asians in the state of Bahla for possessing and trafficking in drugs

Business
Iran vows to ‘safeguard’ its share of crude market
by Bloomberg News

Iran’s crude output has languished under international economic sanctions that deter foreign energy investors and limit its exports to approximately one million barrels a day

Technology
Paris pop-up store immortalises shoppers with 3D printed figurine
by AFP

A new pop-up shop in the hip Marais district of Paris is giving people the opportunity to immortalise themselves with a tiny printed 3D figurine for the not so tiny price of 230 euros ($286).

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Features
India seeks to cash in on global demand for ancient remedies
by AFP

India claims to have natural remedies for everything from cancer to the common cold, but ministers say it has failed to capitalise on its traditions as the world has woken up to alternative medicine

Columns
Making investments in happy endings
by Lucy P. Marcus

The temptation to cut long-term investment in economic hard times stalks the private sphere as well.

Travel
Barcelona: Catalan identity is more evident than ever in the region's beautiful capital
by Simon Calder/The Ind

Early winter is the ideal time to visit Barcelona, with tourist numbers dwindling, the Mediterranean moderating the temperature and the city at its full, hectic pace

Health
Dutch check other farms after bird flu outbreak
by AFP

Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following an outbreak in a central village of the virus which could infect humans.