Eid on Tuesday in Oman

by Times News Service/ONA
The moon sighting committee announced that tomorrow Monday will be the last day of Ramadan so Eid will be on Tuesday

UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

by AFP
The UN Security Council on Monday appealed for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza at a late-night emergency meeting called as fighting between Israel and Hamas entered its third week.

Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

by AFP
Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead

Student survivors testify in South Korea ferry trial

by AFP
Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security on Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew

Tropical storm Hernan forms off Mexico's pacific coast

by AFP
Fearing potentially deadly flooding, Mexican disaster officials are closely monitoring the weather after Tropical Storm Hernan formed off the country's Pacific coast of Mexico.

U.S. diplomats' return to Libya could be more hazardous than exit

by Reuters
If evacuating U.S. embassy staff from Libya was perilous - three F-16 fighters and Marines in Osprey aircraft flew overhead a road convoy from Tripoli to Tunisia
Tour de France cycling: Dominant Nibali poised to be crowned in Paris
by Reuters

Nibali will become the sixth man to win all three grand tours barring a race-ending crash in Sunday’s processional final stage which ends on the Champs Elysees

Bank Sohar’s net profit soars 35.13 per cent
by Times News Service

The bank’s Net Interest Income witnessed an improvement of 13.1 per cent, increasing from OMR21.035m for the period ending June 30, 2013 to OMR23.790m for the period that ended June 30, 2014

JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China
by Reuters

JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

Just people on the deserted beach
by Saleh Al Shaibany

The best thing about women is that they keep discovering themselves as they grow older while men get stagnated as they get long in the tooth

Quick Poll

Will the rising number of working mothers create a generation of nanny-raised Omanis?

India outsources chores as servant culture shifts
by AFP

"Get My Peon", one of the new Indian companies offering to do your chores and errands in a country traditionally reliant on full-time servants.

Is PML-N throwing in the towel now?
by Kamran Rehmat

The controversial measure announced for a three-month long duration by Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in Islamabad Friday is sure to ignite a political storm

AstraZeneca taps Roche, Qiagen for new blood-based cancer drug tests
by Reuters

AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs.