Tradition of tolerance in Oman endures

by SARAH MACDONALD
Historically, religious tolerance was a social norm in Oman, now it has a legal basis with discrimination based on religion being prohibited

Bait Al Zubair hosts iftar for staff

by Times News Service
The renowned museum and exhibition centre looks forward to welcoming guests and to invite them to discover Oman’s traditional heritage

Getting ready for the Eid festivities

by Times News Service
As the Holy Month draws to a close, Oman is in the mood to celebrate. Walk into any supermarket, mall or souq it is bursting with activity and business

EU wants Google to extent ‘right to be forgotten’ feature

by — Reuters
Google has so far approved more than half of roughly 90,000 incoming requests, sought additional information in about 15 per cent of cases, and rejected around 30 per cent of them

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is now wealthier than Brin, Page

by — Bloomberg News
The surge elevated Zuckerberg’s net worth to $33.3 billion, moving him past Brin, 40, and Page, 41, as well as Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, 50, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Oman Racing Team driver Ahmad Al Harthy to enjoy Spa 24 Hours

by Times News Service
Despite missing out on the coveted top 20 in qualifying, the Omani racer Ahmad Al Harthy and his teammates are confident ahead of the big race at Francorchamps.
Oman
Bait Al Zubair hosts iftar for staff
by Times News Service

The renowned museum and exhibition centre looks forward to welcoming guests and to invite them to discover Oman’s traditional heritage

Sports
Cricket: Amla, De Villiers lead South Africa fightback
by Reuters

South Africa, replying to Sri Lanka’s 421, trailed by 323 runs at the close on the second day with Hashim Amla unbeaten on 46 and AB de Villiers on 11

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
Afghan election soap opera turns tearjerker
by Ehsan Azari Stanizai

Ballot staffing on the sides of both contenders is undeniable; if the unconstitutional threats of Abdullah remains unconstrained, the situation may spill over into an internecine civil war

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.