Ministry of Manpower: Plan to eliminate hidden ownership in Oman

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
There is no change in the date of ‘two-year ban’ on the return of expat workers to Oman, said Al Bakri

19 Indian nurses stranded in Iraq set to return home today

by REJIMON K
“They will be boarding the flight to Kochi, the business capital of the south Indian state of Kerala, around 5:30pm. The flight will have a 10-hour layover in Sharjah and will then head to Kochi,”

Dar Al Atta’a, The Wave in date donation drive

by Times News Service
The annual Ramadan date donation drive, involving the representatives of Dar Al Atta’a and The Wave, is proving to be successful year on year in spreading the joys and blessings of the Holy Month

Barcelona bolster attack with disgraced Suarez

by Reuters
If the price of 81 million euros is confirmed it would be the third most expensive deal in soccer history after Real Madrid paid 100m for Gareth Bale and 94m for Cristiano Ronaldo

Three Omanis clear adventure training

by Times News Service
Three Outward Bound Oman-Tahaddi instructors have become the first to complete their Mountain Leader Award assessment at Jebel Akhdar

Shell-Intilaaqah, Haya Water join hands to support SMEs

by BUSINESS REPORTER
In an effort to support the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Shell-Intilaaqah Oman has partnered with Haya Water to enhance the knowledge and skills of entrepreneurs
Oman
Qaranqashow at MCC, QCC
by Times News Service

The City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum have invited families to experience a variety of activities throughout the Holy Month.

Business
Apple’s Samsung ban appeal goes after specifics
by Bloomberg News

Apple, after failing repeatedly to win a sales ban against Samsung Electronics over smartphone patent infringement, is now trying what it describes as a more modest approach

World
Gaza toll 96 in Israeli bombing
by Reuters

Hamas’s armed wing said it would fire rockets at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion international airport and warned airlines not to fly to it

Technology
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.

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Features
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.

Columns
The fiercest of wars in Iraq lies ahead
by Patrick Cockburn

The meltdown of American and British policy in Iraq and Syria attracts surprisingly little criticism at home.

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

Health
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.

Entertainment
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.