Oman Minister of Manpower issues ministerial decision regarding July salaries

by ONA
The decision is based on the Labour Law issued by Royal Decree No. (35/2003), and the Royal Decree No. (76/2004)

Awesome threesome - Oman motorsports' female champions

by T.A. Ameerudheen
Three courageous young Omani women foray into motorsports, a supposedly male sporting bastion in Oman, and challenge experienced karting drivers during the Ramadan Motorsports Festival

How ’bout a Date? Oman's most favourite fruit

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
Fifteen thousand tonnes of dates will be consumed in Oman during the Holy Season of Ramadan… Did you have your share of this sweet delight?

Oman Art - Meet Bait Al Zubair’s new GM Paul Doubleday

by Dr. Patricia Groves
What is special about Bait al Zubair is precisely that link to the past, present and future.

Punching Bag: Do you think the new bins installed in the city will serve their purpose?

by Hi
Your views about Muscat's latest civic development plan

Upbeat Germans & Proud Dutch - Two best European teams of 2014 FIFA World Cup

by T A Ameerudheen
As the 2014 FIFA World Cup is set to conclude on Sunday at the historic Maracana Stadium, diplomats from Germany and Netherlands reflect on the performances of their national teams
Oman
UK bans passengers travelling from Muscat to London from carrying uncharged tech aids
by Times News Service

Passengers from Muscat may be subjected to additional searches. British Airways has also advised passengers to make sure that their electronic devices are properly charged

Sports
Fifa World Cup Brazil 2014: Germany’s secret plan to stop Messi
by AFP

Germany lost the Mexico 1986 final 3-2 to Argentina, then took revenge four years later by winning the Italia 1990 final 1-0 when Argentina finished with nine men in Rome.

Business
Budget registers surplus of Omani Rial 551m by May-end
by Times News Service

Over the same period, net oil revenue declined to OMR4.3b, compared to OMR4.5b over the same period in 2013 representing a decline of 2.6 per cent

World
Israel hits more than 300 Hamas targets in Gaza: army
by AFP

The Israeli air force overnight hit more than 300 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the besieged Palestinian territory, an army spokesman said Thursday.

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
'Yes' vote will secure Scotland's prosperity
by Alex Salmond

Cameron is playing a game of European roulette with Scotland's future, and with the jobs of many thousands of people in Scotland whose livelihoods depend on our links with the EU

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.