Drive to save lives to begin in Oman's classrooms

The plan is to enhance traffic safety awareness among youth as they are most vulnerable to road accidents

Building law evokes mixed reactions in Oman

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Construction companies in Oman have reacted in different ways to the latest legislation as per which building firms must be managed by a citizen and not an expatriate

Smokers can beat the ‘killer’ this Ramadan

This is the right time to quit smoking. Around six per cent of smokers usually cannot tolerate the withdrawal symptoms. These people should seek counselling

Haji Baba ‘caps’ his art with business success in Oman

The veteran claims he came to Oman when he was 19 or 20 years old. He has weaved 13 colours in one cap, which was a big success. Those who bought these caps use it only for special occasions

Fixed telephone lines in Oman increase 3 per cent

by ONA
Subscribers of the fixed phone service stood at 362,273 at the end of May 2014 against 351,411 at the end of December 2013

Fifa World Cup Brazil 2014: Argentina a hotbed of talent — for Europe

by AFP
Few Argentines have ever seen the country’s best players in the struggling domestic Primera Division, which has turned exporting young talent into an industry.
Royal Oman Police seeks people’s help to curb begging

As beggars become an ubiquitous presence all over the Sultanate, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has urged people to help combat this menace effectively since it has “negative social implications.”

Analysts praise first half growth of Muscat Securities Market
by ONA

The general index achieved a positive growth of 150.84 points, or 2.54 per cent gain, while the market value grew by 5 per cent to OMR14.9b as a result of the new listings

Israel, Hamas defy truce calls on Gaza bloodiest day
by AFP

The world implored Israel and Hamas to end hostilities Saturday, but the violence escalated with the toll in Israeli strikes rising to 151 and Gaza militants firing more rocket salvos.

New mobile phone app has James Bond features to thwart surveillance
by AFP

Silent Circle is introducing on Thursday a secrecy-cloaking phone service that lets customers make and receive private phone calls for as little as $12.95 a month.

Quick Poll

Do exam frauds prove that the examination system in Oman is in need of reforms?

Malaysia still spinning a centuries-old tradition
by AFP

In one fluid motion, Amri Aziz flings his oversized spinning top into the air and with a whip-like crack of rope sends it whirling for the next two hours.That's when the tea is poured.

How many more will Israel kill in Gaza?
by Debasish Mitra

Repeated infliction of collective punishment on the Palestinians and growing existential angst among them are fast expanding 'into a wider war with unpredictable consequences'.

Round Up
Pure Gold Jewellers opens 22kt flagship store in Ruwi
by Times News Service

To meet the growing demand for gold jewellery in Oman, award winning jewellery retailer Pure Gold Jewellers has opened a flagship store in Ruwi, Muscat

MERS unlikely to spread in Asia: WHO expert
by AFP

Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organization expert said Thursday.

I am in awe of Salman Khan: Nargis Fakhri
by PTI

After matching steps with Salman Khan in a special song from the upcoming film 'Kick', model-actress Nargis Fakhri says she was bowled over by the superstar's personality and energy.