GCC countries’ ties normal, says Alawi

by ONA
Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs has said the crisis between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain and Qatar is over

Alarm over knee injury among football players in Oman

by Nishad Padiyarath
The weight of a football is only 450 grammes but the kind of injuries it can inflict on a player can be alarming. A total of 400 cases were reported at the Sports Medicine Centre last year

IPL updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders hope to keep the momentum going

by NISHAD PADIYARATH
While RCB want to extend their winning streak when they take on an embattled Mumbai Indians, KKR don’t want to slip up against Daredevils

Gavaskar vows to clean up Indian Premier League

by NISHAD PADIYARATH
Sunil Gavaskar, the interim president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for IPL affairs, has promised to clean and uphold the integrity of the game that is currently smudged

South Korean ferry captain says evacuation delayed for safety

by AFP
The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized with 476 people on board said on Saturday he had delayed evacuating the ship because of the sea conditions and the absence of rescue ships

Movie Review: 2 States

by Siddharth Akouri - Special to Times of Oman
Directed by debutante Abhishek Varman, 2 States is an all out entertainer and keeps you smiling throughout its duration.
Oman
His Majesty receives envoys' credentials
by ONA

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said received at Hisn Al Shumoukh in the wilayat of Manah on Thursday evening credentials of a number of ambassadors of the friendly countries accredited to Oman

Sports
Gavaskar vows to clean up Indian Premier League
by NISHAD PADIYARATH

Sunil Gavaskar, the interim president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for IPL affairs, has promised to clean and uphold the integrity of the game that is currently smudged

World
South Korean ferry captain says evacuation delayed for safety
by AFP

The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized with 476 people on board said on Saturday he had delayed evacuating the ship because of the sea conditions and the absence of rescue ships

Technology
Facebook adds new feature for finding ‘Nearby Friends’
by Bloomberg News

Consumers can customise the tool, called Nearby Friends, to see a certain group of people for a set period of time, or turn it off completely, the Menlo Park, California-based company said

Thursday
Last day at work
by Saleh Al Shaibany

It is funny how you could clear your office station in five minutes with things you put there for five years.

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Features
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
by Pradeep Govind

I wonder how these two men with apparently nothing in common except a toothbrush moustache and perhaps a love for Wagner could have similarities just because their birth signs fell in the zodiac sign

Columns
Hostility against Germany is on rise
by Otmar Issing

Bailing out governments and banks is not the direction in which Germany should lead. If Germany should lead at all, it should do so by providing a model of good economic policies for others to emulate

Travel
Milan moments
by Aoife O'Riordain/The

Italy's fashion capital is also home to a network of canals perfected by Leonardo da Vinci

Round Up
Nawras set to launch all-new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Oman
by Times News Service

Nawras is offering a first of its kind online pre-booking service for interested customers as stocks are limited and demand for the phone is expected to be huge

Health
Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show
by Reuters

Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular

Entertainment
Movie Review: 2 States
by Siddharth Akouri - S

Directed by debutante Abhishek Varman, 2 States is an all out entertainer and keeps you smiling throughout its duration.