Nawras logs OMR18.7m net profit as revenue surges 10 per cent

by Times News Service
Total revenues for the first half increased to OMR108.2m, compared to OMR98.4m for the same period last year. The growth is driven by rise in both fixed and mobile data revenues

Oman explores aquaculture boost to up non-oil exports

by Times News Service
Development strategy of aquaculture adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is supported by a budget of $1.3b, which will create thousands of job opportunities for locals

His Majesty receives Renaissance Day greetings

by ONA
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received a cable of greetings from Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi

His Majesty’s long-term vision spurred growth: MPPH chairman and editor-in-chief

by SARAH MACDONALD
Initially, the focus was on infrastructure but now the priority is investment in human resources, says MPPH chairman

Rail, port projects in Oman to boost income

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
Oman wants to develop railways to diversify sources of income and develop the Omani ports to make them competitive and contribute towards the gross domestic product

Start early for airport, airlines tell passengers in Muscat

by FAIZUL HAQUE
Passengers have been advised to report at least two hours before the flight time. The authorities have urged travellers to take taxis to ease the rush caused by insufficient parking lots
Oman
Update: CCTV video shows young person's scooter behind Mawaleh petrol station blaze
by Staff Reporter

A CCTV footage of Mawaleh fuel station fire on late Sunday night confirmed that the fire spread from a scooter first, while the rider was kicking it hard to start it after filling petrol

Business
Investments in power, energy to help industries in Oman
by Times News Service

Planned investments in power generation and distribution as well as upstream oil and gas along with its emphasis on increasing ‘In-Country Value’ will see further development

World
Gaza rocket halts Israel flights as foes resist truce efforts
by AFP

Airlines blocked flights to Israel Wednesday after a Gaza rocket struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that has killed 639 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

Technology
Apple profit up as China sales surge
by AFP

Apple quarterly profit climbed with strong demand for iPhones, particularly in China where the California company's revenue surged.

Thursday
How to deal with difficulties of life
by Saleh Al Shaibany

Doing nothing never solves a problem but rather compounds it. You must confront people to stop them trampling all over you. If they don’t stop it, no matter who they are, just turn your back on them

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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
Of the tipping point of Vladimir Putin
by Nina L. Khrushcheva

In the Brezhnev era, expansionist policies reflected the country's new energy-derived wealth. Putin's military build-up and modernisation of the past decade was also fuelled by energy exports

Travel
Faro: Gateway to Portugal's most popular holiday area
by Harriet O'Brien/The

More than just a gateway to the beaches of the Algarve, this compact city is also about to enter festival season. So get in the spirit

Entertainment
‘Kick’ was a good opportunity: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
by PTI

‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ star Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has teamed up with Salman Khan in the upcoming ‘Kick’, says he plays a very thrilling role in the masala entertainer.