LIVE BLOG: Yemen President Hadi will not return to Aden 'for now': Foreign Minister

by Times News Service
Follow our live blog for ongoing updates on the attacks in Yemen

Diplomats and United Nations staff flee Yemen as Houthi rebels target Aden

by Reuters
Residents have reported looting at the depot in recent days as Houthi rebels challenge forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi for control of the south's largest city.

Oman braces for arrival of more injured Yemenis following Saudi Arabia airstrikes

by Saleh Al Shaibany
Oman’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs advised nationals, including students and professors studying at the universities, to leave the country immediately as the conflict escalated

Oman to switch off lights for Earth Hour to raise awareness of need to save energy

More than 200 million people around the world in more than 170 countries will switch off their lights to mark global event

Pandey to be new Indian ambassador to Oman

At present Pandey is the Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy of India, Paris

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos: Oman's inspirational leader who delivers

The joyous occasion of HM's return calls for a look back over how a dedicated ruler changed the fortunes of his people with single-minded devotion, dedication and determination.
How technology is rewriting human interaction rulebook
by The Washington Post

Virtual distance is a psychological and emotional sense of detachment that accumulates little by little, at the subconscious or unconscious level, as people trade off time interacting with each other

VIDEO: Ferrari FF, power, pace and grace
by Scott Armstrong

“At my signal unleash hell.” The opening words to Ridley’s Scott epic blockbuster Gladiator echo in my mind as I prepare myself for what is about to happen

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Technology: Design of devices gains importance
by FARHAD MANJOO/The New York Times News Service

You need good physical design — or industrial design — to get people through the door. The real differentiator now, though, is the user interface — how the thing work

Threat from failed states more perceived than real
by Debasish Mitra

With the end of the Cold War the Communists suddenly ceased to be an existential threat to the United States and Western Europe. But the enemy did not die nor did animosity

Angelina Jolie surgery 'dramatically' lowers cancer risk: experts
by AFP

It is a hard personal choice, but removing healthy fallopian tubes and ovaries effectively slashes the cancer odds for women like Angelina Jolie who carry a risk-boosting gene mutation, experts said