Untold suffering in Gaza City

by SARAH MACDONALD
From inside Gaza a father tells his powerful story to Times of Oman. Read his words and weep

Ailing Pakistan International Airline passenger dies after emergency landing in Muscat

by Times News Service
A passenger died of heart disease after falling sick on a flight, prompting an emergency landing at the Muscat International Airport on Monday morning

Working mothers in Oman increase fourfold

by Saleh Al Shaibany
The attitude towards working women has changed during the last few decades. With growing aspirations, women too have started to look for life outside their homes

Oman Ministry: ‘Eco clearance system will be made simpler’

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
The ministry has contracted a global consulting firm to prepare an inventory and overhaul the rules in order to reduce the time required to obtain approvals

Huge transformation seen in Oman's economic development

by Times News Service
The National Centre for Statistics and Information issued a report revealing some of the Oman’s accomplishments over the past 44 years.
Oman
Handicrafts sector in Oman witnessed record growth in last decade
by ONA

The PACI report affirmed that the Omani artisan sector witnessed remarkable development in various fields of training and productivity, as PACI sought to promote the artisan sector

Sports
Oman Racing Team a step away from biggest challenge of the year
by Times News Service

Despite some frustration so far this year in Europe’s most competitive GT3 championship, hopes are high in the Oman Racing Team of a strong showing at Spa this coming weekend

Business
Top professionals join team of Oman convention centre
by Times News Service

Trevor McCartney, GM, announced the appointments of Salim Al Flaiti, Ahmed Al Habsi and Akram Al Maawali among others.

Technology
Yahoo builds mobile muscle with Flurry buy
by AFP

Yahoo continued its quest for renewed relevance with the purchase of a startup specializing in analyzing and making money from mobile applications.

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
Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future
by AFP

A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.

Columns
In Gaza, nightmare continues unabated
by James J. Zogby

Like Isis, Hamas owes its lineage to the brutality of the occupation and despair of the Palestinian people. Like average Syrians and Iraqis, Palestinians want to live normal lives

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

Round Up
Just Falafel Brand Expands Its footprint In Oman
by Times News Service

The Mediterranean street food provider that is the number 1 Falafel brand in the world remains committed to expanding within the GCC

Health
MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn
by Reuters

Gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted

Entertainment
John Abraham to shed 17 kgs for football biopic
by PTI

Actor-producer John Abraham is experimenting with his looks in '1911', a sports biopic on footballer Sibdas Bhaduri, where he will be seen in a leaner avatar.