His Majesty exchanges Eid greetings with world leaders

by ONA
On the occasion of Eid Al Fitr, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has exchanged cables of greetings with the leaders of Arab and Muslim countries

Number of Omanis joined 'Oman stands Palestine' amidst growing support and calls for peace march

by SARAH MACDONALD
In addition to joining online protests, ‘Oman Stands for Palestine’ wants to host rallies and peace marches with permission from officials

Workout app to help health buffs

by REJIMON K
A former Indian School Ghubra alumni has come up with a workout app called BitGym

‘Tabseel’ spurs economic boom in Al Mudhaibi

by ONA
Date palm cooking, known as ‘Tabseel’, one of the major agricultural cooking processes in the wilayats of Oman, especially the Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi where it is a source of income for many families

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

Broad money rises 15.7 per cent to OMR13b in Oman

by ONA
The key drivers of monetary expansion during this period were the increase in domestic assets of the banking system by 21 per cent, followed by the rise in net foreign assets by 12 per cent
Sports
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

Business
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

Technology
Apple profit up as China sales surge
by AFP

Apple quarterly profit climbed with strong demand for iPhones, particularly in China where the California company's revenue surged.

Thursday
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

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Features
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.

Columns
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

Entertainment
‘Kick’ was a good opportunity: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
by PTI

‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ star Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has teamed up with Salman Khan in the upcoming ‘Kick’, says he plays a very thrilling role in the masala entertainer.