Show of support for Gaza at Palestinian embassy in Muscat

by SARAH MACDONALD
About 300 people gathered at the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Muscat on Monday night to show their support for Gaza, following two weeks of Israeli attacks

Untold suffering in Gaza City

by SARAH MACDONALD
From inside Gaza a father tells his powerful story to Times of Oman. Read his words and weep

Indian Parliament debates Gaza

by S. Moitra/Correspondent
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the government for not taking up the Gaza issue last week

Ailing Pakistan International Airline passenger dies after emergency landing in Muscat

by Times News Service
A passenger died of heart disease after falling sick on a flight, prompting an emergency landing at the Muscat International Airport on Monday morning

Working mothers in Oman increase fourfold

by Saleh Al Shaibany
The attitude towards working women has changed during the last few decades. With growing aspirations, women too have started to look for life outside their homes
Oman
Handicrafts sector in Oman witnessed record growth in last decade
by ONA

The PACI report affirmed that the Omani artisan sector witnessed remarkable development in various fields of training and productivity, as PACI sought to promote the artisan sector

Sports
Tour de France: Bardet, Van Garderen suffer as Rogers claims Stage 16
by Reuters

Rogers gave his Tinkoff-Saxo team their second stage win this year by powering away from a breakaway group in the 237.5-km mountain trek from Carcassonne.

Business
Top professionals join team of Oman convention centre
by Times News Service

Trevor McCartney, GM, announced the appointments of Salim Al Flaiti, Ahmed Al Habsi and Akram Al Maawali among others.

Technology
Yahoo builds mobile muscle with Flurry buy
by AFP

Yahoo continued its quest for renewed relevance with the purchase of a startup specializing in analyzing and making money from mobile applications.

Thursday
How to deal with difficulties of life
by Saleh Al Shaibany

Doing nothing never solves a problem but rather compounds it. You must confront people to stop them trampling all over you. If they don’t stop it, no matter who they are, just turn your back on them

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Features
Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future
by AFP

A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.

Columns
Who will stop these mad child killers?
by Aijaz Zaka Syed

More than 90 per cent of the victims of this genocidal campaign, apparently to save Palestinians from 'Hamas terrorism', have been civilians and an overwhelming number of them women and children

Travel
Faro: Gateway to Portugal's most popular holiday area
by Harriet O'Brien/The

More than just a gateway to the beaches of the Algarve, this compact city is also about to enter festival season. So get in the spirit

Round Up
Take care of your car to cut annual fuel costs
by Times News Service

Taking into account the growing number of vehicles on Oman’s roads, Bank Sohar’s monthly tip focuses on how regular servicing of your car can lead to significant savings on your annual fuel bill

Health
MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn
by Reuters

Gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted

Entertainment
John Abraham to shed 17 kgs for football biopic
by PTI

Actor-producer John Abraham is experimenting with his looks in '1911', a sports biopic on footballer Sibdas Bhaduri, where he will be seen in a leaner avatar.