Equal opportunity to disabled a must in Oman

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
Just because somebody has a disability it does not mean that he or she cannot perform excellent jobs

Three people found dead after flash flooding in Oman wadi

by Times News Service
Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance said it rescued five persons

Tropical cyclone Nilofar veers away from Oman, but rains make wadis overflow

by REJIMON K
The cyclone had crept some 450 kilometres closer to Masirah Island before veering off

Flash flood toll in Oman rises to four

by REJIMON K
The tragedy happened when a vehicle with passengers on board was washed away in overflowing Wadi Al Hoqain

Pace of progress in empowering the disabled in Oman should be faster: Basma co-founder

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
Oman has progressed a lot in addressing the needs of the disabled, says Haider Jawad Sultan Al Lawati

Nilofar spurs fish prices upsurge in Oman

by Times News Service
Supply of fish has dwindled after the government urged that fishermen to avoid venturing out into the sea
Sports
Pakistan turn the screw on stuttering Australia
by Reuters

Resuming on 22-1 after Pakistan had declared their first innings on 570-6, Australia lost David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon and Steve Smith to find themselves staring at a heavy defeat at Sheik

Business
Ithraa official urges public agencies to provide better services
by BUSINESS REPORTER

Public sector should come up with innovative solutions in the services that it is providing to attain a higher level of competitiveness, said an Ithraa official

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Features
High in Pakistan's mountains, women break taboos
by AFP

A group of young Pakistani girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world's highest peaks.

Columns
France needs neither Sarkozy nor Hollande
by Dominique Moisi

Only 20 per cent of the French electorate view Hollande favourably, and nearly two-thirds of them do not want to see Sarkozy return to the Elysée Palace