Road accident death toll during Eid in Oman rises to 13

by REJIMON K
Just before the start of Eid holidays the Royal Oman Police had advised motorists to drive safely on Oman roads, still 13 people lost their lives in several fatal road accidents

50 Palestinians killed in renewed Israeli shelling

by Reuters
Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire on Friday, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it came in effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers

World Trade Organisation stand, ‘surveillance’ row dampen Indo-US talks

by S. MOITRA
Indian premier and the US secretary of state discussed bilateral issues and defence ties during their 40-minute meeting in Delhi

Morocco celebrates King Mohammed VI 15th year on throne

by SARAH MACDONALD
A celebration to commemorate the crowning of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI’s, known as Throne Day, was hosted by Moroccan Ambassador Tariq Al Husaisan, Wednesday evening in Muscat

Omani students explore BAE Systems’ facility

by Times News Service
The Insight Day at BAE Systems gave Omani students in UK an opportunity to learn more about how a defence mega corporation operates

Omani scholars join bid to combat global challenges

by Times News Service
Making their country proud, Zeinab Al Mamari and Reem Al Rasbi have become the first Omani students to participate in Veolia’s International Summer School programme students from 15 universities
Oman
Salman’s ‘Kick’ a runaway hit in Oman
by FAIZUL HAQUE

The recently released action, thriller and comedy film Kick, by producer Sajid Nadiadwala, is running to packed houses in various theatres in Muscat

World
Gaza stirs US internship for Israelis, Palestinians
by AFP

When 10 young Israelis and Palestinians came to Washington in June to talk, listen and learn from one another, the outbreak of war back home was never on the program.

Technology
Student starts global class action against Facebook
by Reuters

Austrian law student Max Schrems appealed to a billion Facebook users around the world on Friday to join a class-action lawsuit against Facebook's alleged violations of its users' privacy

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
Russia is now out to cripple its economy
by Hamish Mcrae

Russian stocks are currently very cheap by world standards, for the most obvious of reasons. What the sanctions will do is make attracting foreign capital even harder.

Health
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.