Air Algerie loses contact with plane over west Africa

by AFP
The airline announced that the plane had gone missing in a brief statement carried by national news agency APS

Duqm Airport’s early start a big boost for trade in Oman

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
Regarded as Oman’s fastest growing economic hub, Duqm is expected to become a gateway for investments

Stroke-hit expat fights odds in Oman's ICU

by REJIMON K.
Nazmul Haque, a blue-collar worker from Bangladesh, is facing uncertainty in the hospital

US lifts Israel flight ban as Kerry cites truce 'progress'

by AFP
US airlines lifted a flight ban to Israel Thursday as Washington's top diplomat cited progress in ending 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza which has killed 718 Palestinians.

India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead

by AFP
A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday, killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could be as high as 25, officials said.

Oman Sail four points off the podium at Tour de France a la Voile

by Times News Service
Oman Sail has everything to fight for going into the next round of inshore races in Hyeres before striking out to sea once again for the final offshore leg of the race
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
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

World
US lifts Israel flight ban as Kerry cites truce 'progress'
by AFP

US airlines lifted a flight ban to Israel Thursday as Washington's top diplomat cited progress in ending 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza which has killed 718 Palestinians.

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
Just people on the deserted beach
by Saleh Al Shaibany

The best thing about women is that they keep discovering themselves as they grow older while men get stagnated as they get long in the tooth

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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

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.