Oman diving: Underwater frills and thrills

by T.A. Ameerudheen
To dive or not to dive?

Oman healthcare sector facing crunch of medics

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
With health facilities booming in Oman, there has also been an upswing in the quality of treatment, in view of the growing competition

Omani artists display unique Islamic Calligraphy artworks

by Dr Patricia Groves
The leading calligraphic artists in Oman, Sami Al Ghawi and Saleh Al Shukairi, held a unique joint exhibition, at the Omani Society for Fine Arts

Inspirational speaker, author Lewis Pugh loves Oman's natural beauty

by T.A. Ameerudheen
"It was a magnificent scene. I have never seen so many green turtles together in my life," the accomplished swimmer said.

Nasheed singer's 'songs of life' draw inspiration from Omani poetry

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
For Ahmad Al Rasbi, life is all about celebrating the common things and realising the love and respect for others.
Sports
Tennis: Dream run over for American teen Bellis as big guns advance
by Reuters

Wimbledon champion Djokovic followed Williams onto the Arthur Ashe Stadium court and was equally efficient, gliding past French veteran Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.

World
US says Russia 'directly involved' in Ukraine fighting
by AFP

The United States on Thursday accused Russia of being "directly involved" in fighting in war-torn east Ukraine, after rebels appeared to seize swathes of territory from retreating government forces.

Thursday
Muscat's new way of entertainment – Bowling!
by Faisal Mohammed Nai

Interactive and competitive, a sport that is fast gaining aficionados in Muscat is the game of bowling, that is catching the fancy of the young and old alike, Faisal Mohammed Naim reports

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Columns
Iraq after Maliki offers us no rosy scenario
by Christopher R. Hill

The IS in Syria was never content to eliminate Alawite power there; rather, it has taken aim at any challenge to its authority as the true representative of a particular sect in the Levant and beyond

Entertainment
I perform stunts for my children: Shah Rukh Khan
by PTI

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will be seen performing stunts in his upcoming film 'Happy New Year', says he does all the heroic things on screen for his children Aryan and Suhana.