His Majesty’s long-term vision spurred growth: MPPH chairman and editor-in-chief

Initially, the focus was on infrastructure but now the priority is investment in human resources, says MPPH chairman

His Majesty receives Renaissance Day greetings

by ONA
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received a cable of greetings from Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi

Rail, port projects in Oman to boost income

Oman wants to develop railways to diversify sources of income and develop the Omani ports to make them competitive and contribute towards the gross domestic product

Oman Air connects Duqm

by Times News Service
Oman Air is set to start serving the new Omani regional airport at Duqm. The service will commence with the opening of the new airport on Wednesday

A captivating saga of reforms and amazing transformation in Oman

by Debasish Mitra
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has invested all his energy in restoring the Oman’s past glory. Today, Oman epitomises a unique blend of some of world’s finest and most advanced civilisatisations

Show of support for Gaza at Palestinian embassy in Muscat

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
Start early for airport, airlines tell passengers in Muscat

Passengers have been advised to report at least two hours before the flight time. The authorities have urged travellers to take taxis to ease the rush caused by insufficient parking lots

Cricket: Cook remains captain as England call up Buttler
by AFP

Cook insisted on Monday he had no intention of standing down as captain despite the heavy loss representing England’s 10th successive Test without a win — their worst run in more than 20 years.

HSBC Bank Oman posts net profit of OMR5.7 million
by Times News Service

Bank’s net profit fell by 38.7% in the first half of 2014 over the same period last year, when large recoveries and release of a portion of the general provision had helped jack up profits

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.

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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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.

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

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

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

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.