Lebanese embassy in Muscat slams TV channel's report on His Majesty

by ONA
The Embassy of Lebanon issued a statement here on Wednesday denouncing a report broadcast by a Lebanese TV channel on the health condition of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said

Omani boy, 4, crushed to death by electric gate of family villa in Ajman

by Salam Al Amir, The National
Police believe child was too small to be detected by sensors

‘Train Omanis to put railway on the track’

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
Special courses and trained personnel will be required for operating and maintenance of the railway project, says GUtech expert

Omani fashion icon pitches for global exposure

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
Nawal Al Hooti, the Sultanate’s representative on the global fashion stage, has called for making fashion an attractive career option and a way to be self-independent.

Scientists search rubbish on Oman's beaches for clues to cyclones

by SARAH MACDONALD
Scientists from GUtech found a silver lining in the unsightly litter on Oman’s beaches when they realised it could provide useful information about past cyclones

Rumba Lattina is one-stop eatery for real Latin American cuisine

by SARAH MACDONALD
Both the menu and the staff represent much of Latin America, with chefs and dishes from Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and other Central and South American countries
Oman
Royal Oman Police arrests 95 infiltrators, deports 221
by Times News Service

Ninety-five infiltrators of different nationalities who had entered the Sultanate illegally were arrested from various wilayats by the Royal Oman Police

Sports
Football: Bayern Munich race to get fit as Borussia Dortmund prepare title tilt
by Reuters

For the Bavarians, however, it does not look like it is going to be as easy as last season when they clinched the Bundesliga crown by March and in record time.

Business
‘Railway link will make Oman a gateway to Gulf’
by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI

Indian ambassador Mukul says the Oman National Railway project will help develop the tourism sector, and will give a fillip to the economy of the entire region

World
Kabul expels NYT reporter
by AFP

The attorney general’s office said the article written by Matthew Rosenberg was ‘against the national interests and the national security of Afghanistan’ and that he must depart within 24 hours

Technology
SoftBank still merger hungry despite T-Mobile flop: analysts
by AFP

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank's failed bid for T-Mobile marked a rare defeat for its brash billionaire founder,but few expect it to sideline a man intent on building "the world's number-one company

Thursday
Destination Dubai: Fun and festivities for the family
by Thursday Team

With endless shopping sales, festivals, concerts and other entertainment, it’s easy to fill your days during the Dubai Summer Surprises and forget about the hot temperatures

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Features
Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listener
by AFP

Harun is one of Malaysia's last "fish listeners," and he and his apprentice son Zuraini are believed to be the only active practitioners of this mysterious and dying local art.

Columns
Militarisation of police created murder machine
by Paul Craig Roberts

The facts directly contradict the false information police apologists are sending around the Internet. Note that the Missouri governor blamed the violence on the black community

Health
Does vitamin D help with asthma? More study needed
by Reuters

Asthma sufferers who received vitamin D supplements for six months, in addition to their regular inhalers, could breathe a little easier than those who relied only on the inhalers, in a recent study i

Entertainment
Muscat Goan bags title at ‘Goencho Avaz’
by Times News Service

Adding to this latest achievement, Scully was recently declared the second runner-up at the May Queen beauty pageant organised by the Goan Committee of Oman, held at the Aviation Club, Muscat.