Are rats eating our food before we are? Oman's PACP issues alert on food hygeine

by FAIZUL HAQUE
Public Authority for Consumer Protection expresses serious concern after finding rats and insects having a free run in one of the storage facilities at a commercial complex in Al Dhahirah governorate

Palestinian expats in Oman jubilant as Gaza truce comes into effect

by SARAH MACDONALD
I cried. The first thing I did was to call my wife just to say ‘mabrook’ and thank God, you are safe now that this war is finished

Oman's consumer protection body warns against hike in price of goods

by FAIZUL HAQUE
Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP), has warned against any increase in prices of commodities or services at any of the commercial centres without the consent of the public authority

Oman Ministry of Health issues Ebola travel advisory

by ONA
Ministry of Health advised all citizens and residents against non-essential travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria until further notice.

Shrimp fishing season begins in Oman's coasts from September 1

by Times News Service
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will ensure the laws of sea fishing are implemented properly and it should be a model for this fishing season

Oman asks PDO to raise oil production to 600,000bpd

by A. E. JAMES
Government has asked the majority state-owned Petroleum Development Oman to raise its crude output from its long-term plateau of 500,000-550,000bpd
Oman
Indian artist uses Tanjore style to depict Omani jewellery
by Times News Service

All the recently completed works will be presented to select Omani institutions as part of a goodwill gesture. It takes close to two months to complete one painting

Sports
Cricket: Raina ton sets up huge India win over England
by AFP

Victory gave India a 1-0 lead in the five-match series following Monday’s washout in Bristol and saw them return to winning ways after their 3-1 defeat by England in the preceding Test series.

World
US says Russia 'directly involved' in Ukraine fighting
by AFP

The United States on Thursday accused Russia of being "directly involved" in fighting in war-torn east Ukraine, after rebels appeared to seize swathes of territory from retreating government forces.

Thursday
Muscat's new way of entertainment – Bowling!
by Faisal Mohammed Nai

Interactive and competitive, a sport that is fast gaining aficionados in Muscat is the game of bowling, that is catching the fancy of the young and old alike, Faisal Mohammed Naim reports

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Features
Could this be the dead end for One Direction?
by Judson Bennett/Tony James Features

Two years on and rumours are growing that the five members of One Direction are about to go their separate ways

Columns
Iraq after Maliki offers us no rosy scenario
by Christopher R. Hill

The IS in Syria was never content to eliminate Alawite power there; rather, it has taken aim at any challenge to its authority as the true representative of a particular sect in the Levant and beyond

Entertainment
I perform stunts for my children: Shah Rukh Khan
by PTI

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will be seen performing stunts in his upcoming film 'Happy New Year', says he does all the heroic things on screen for his children Aryan and Suhana.