Oman marks Eid Al Fitr festival today

by Times News Service/ONA
The moon sighting committee announced Eid will be celebrated on Tuesday

Deadly Israeli onslaught in Gaza continues despite Eid

by Reuters
In a televised address on Monday night, a grim-faced Netanyahu said any solution to the crisis would require the demilitarisation of the Palestinian territory, controlled by Hamas

Afghan President's cousin killed in Kandahar suicide attack

by AFP
Hashmat Karzai, who famously owned a pet lion, was killed by a man with explosives hidden inside his turban when visitors arrived to celebrate Eid

Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

by AFP
Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead

Student survivors testify in South Korea ferry trial

by AFP
Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security on Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew

U.S. diplomats' return to Libya could be more hazardous than exit

by Reuters
If evacuating U.S. embassy staff from Libya was perilous - three F-16 fighters and Marines in Osprey aircraft flew overhead a road convoy from Tripoli to Tunisia
Sports
Tour de France cycling: Dominant Nibali poised to be crowned in Paris
by Reuters

Nibali will become the sixth man to win all three grand tours barring a race-ending crash in Sunday’s processional final stage which ends on the Champs Elysees

Business
Bank Sohar’s net profit soars 35.13 per cent
by Times News Service

The bank’s Net Interest Income witnessed an improvement of 13.1 per cent, increasing from OMR21.035m for the period ending June 30, 2013 to OMR23.790m for the period that ended June 30, 2014

World
Deadly Israeli onslaught in Gaza continues despite Eid
by Reuters

In a televised address on Monday night, a grim-faced Netanyahu said any solution to the crisis would require the demilitarisation of the Palestinian territory, controlled by Hamas

Technology
JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China
by Reuters

JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

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
Is PML-N throwing in the towel now?
by Kamran Rehmat

The controversial measure announced for a three-month long duration by Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in Islamabad Friday is sure to ignite a political storm

Health
AstraZeneca taps Roche, Qiagen for new blood-based cancer drug tests
by Reuters

AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs.