Oman govt sets OMR10m as new capital base for insurance firms

by A E James
National insurance firms told to float shares on the MSM within three years

Filipinos upbeat over Muscat-Manila air link

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
Philippine expatriates in Oman are happy about the news that Oman Air has got approval to fly direct to Manila, saying it would greatly improve the experience of passengers

Oman tourism: 24% rise in visitors to Salalah

by Times News Service
Omanis comprised 73.1 per cent of the visitors while UAE nationals were 13.1 per cent

Education quality in Oman needs monitoring

by Dr Richard N. Rutter and Dr Awadh Ali Al mamari
The government has seen the need for a large-scale expansion in quality and home-grown education. Unfortunately, as is often the case with any significant boom in an economic sector, appropriate regu

Oman Air shortlisted for two top travel industry awards

by Times News Service
Oman Air has been shortlisted for two major UK travel trade awards — the TTG Travel Awards 2014 and the Travel Agents Choice Awards 2014

Oman Sail successfully hosts first National Optimist Championship

by Times News Service
The event came on the back of a weeklong training camp for 14 members of the Youth Squad as part of the Omantel Youth Programme, co-sponsored by Oman Shipping Company.
Oman
Musical symphony fiesta at Royal Opera House Muscat
by SARAH MACDONALD

The upcoming season at the ROHM has an impressive line-up of singers and musicians. Christina Scheppelmann, Director General of the ROHM, talks about some of the must-see events

Sports
Football: Italy football federation chief faces UEFA racism probe
by Reuters

The World Players’ Union FIFPro has already questioned Tavecchio’s suitability to lead Italian football and called on him to attend the conference and issue an unreserved apology.

Technology
SoftBank still merger hungry despite T-Mobile flop: analysts
by AFP

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank's failed bid for T-Mobile marked a rare defeat for its brash billionaire founder,but few expect it to sideline a man intent on building "the world's number-one company

Thursday
The love secret Clark Gable took to the grave
by Susan French/Tony Ja

Suddenly Hollywood's biggest heart throb decided to adopt a baby daughter ... but the gossips had a shrewd idea who the father was

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Features
Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listener
by AFP

Harun is one of Malaysia's last "fish listeners," and he and his apprentice son Zuraini are believed to be the only active practitioners of this mysterious and dying local art.

Columns
Militarisation of police created murder machine
by Paul Craig Roberts

The facts directly contradict the false information police apologists are sending around the Internet. Note that the Missouri governor blamed the violence on the black community

Health
Does vitamin D help with asthma? More study needed
by Reuters

Asthma sufferers who received vitamin D supplements for six months, in addition to their regular inhalers, could breathe a little easier than those who relied only on the inhalers, in a recent study i

Entertainment
Muscat Goan bags title at ‘Goencho Avaz’
by Times News Service

Adding to this latest achievement, Scully was recently declared the second runner-up at the May Queen beauty pageant organised by the Goan Committee of Oman, held at the Aviation Club, Muscat.