Muscat Sheraton flyover construction work set to begin next month

by Staff Reporter
Construction work on the Sheraton flyover project will be started by next month as part of Muscat Municipality’s project to ease traffic flow from Darsait to Wadi Kabir

Ban on dancers and live music at nightclubs in Oman to continue

by Fahad Al Mukrashi
Ministry of Tourism insists a ban on performances in venues rated lower than four stars in Oman to stay

Public Authority for Consumer Protection Oman assures food price stability in Ramadan

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Omani markets witness a significant surge in shopping since consumers buy a lot of ration in advance

Major firms unfazed over expat labour curbs in Oman

by Rejimon K
As small time construction companies worry about the extended visa ban on employing expat construction workers for six more months, big companies insist the construction sector will not be affected

Yanni casts his musical spell in Chennai

by Mrudu Naik
For the music aficionados in Chennai, Yanni’s concert was an opportunity to appreciate some of the greatest instrumental hits performed by Yanni’s troupe of world-class musicians and vocalists

IPL fiesta set for sedate inaugural in the UAE

by Nishad Padiyarath
The first twenty matches of the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament were shifted to the UAE following the Indian government’s refusal to provide adequate security
Oman
Child burnt to death in Musandam; One person dead in Saham traffic accident
by Times News Service

No other casualties were reported though the house suffered damage, according to the Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA).

Sports
Wenger gamble on Arsenal’s golden oldies pays off
by Reuters

The Frenchman fielded a team with an average age of 29 at the Emirates, with Olivier Giroud their youngest outfield player at 27, as he banked on his golden oldies to get a result.

Business
BMW Middle East posts best-ever sales in first quarter
by Times News Service

Abu Dhabi remained the biggest selling market with 2,672 cars sold, a 40 per cent sales increase followed by Dubai, Sharjah and the northern Emirates with 1,392 cars sold, a six per cent sales growth.

World
South Sudan rebels order oil shutdown, battle over town
by AFP

Former vice-president turned rebel chief Riek Machar said forces would attack the capital Juba and target crucial oilfields, vowing to fight on until the president is removed from power

Technology
The fall of the tech giants: What if Facebook collapses?
by Times News Service

There are many reasons Virgilli mentioned, the main being that Facebook as a company that makes no money. One of the myths that you might believe about Facebook is that it’s free.

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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
Washington taking the world into another war
by Paul Craig Roberts

Washington knows that the Russian government cannot stand aside while one of Washington's puppet states attacks Russians. Yet, Washington is pushing the crisis to war.

Travel
Back to Bucharest
by John Malathronas /Th

Once known as the 'Paris of the East', the Romanian capital is at last rediscovering its former glory

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

Entertainment
‘Godfather’ of house music Frankie Knuckles dead at 59
by AFP

The death of a man dubbed the “godfather” of Chicago house music was confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, the Chicago Tribune reported.