Oman rehab to open As addicts increase

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
New centre to open in Sohar, and another planned in Muscat, to help rising numbers afflicted by drug addiction

Focus on global effort to ensure cybersecurity

by Times News Service
Critical infrastructure facilities around the world are most affected by cybercrime. Only by developing solutions and strategies for the protection of such institutions can we win the war against it.

Sale of used tyres banned by Public Authority for Consumer Protection

by Staff Reporter
Marketing, display and distribution of old tyres have also been prohibited by the Public Authority

Duqm port in talks with four processing firms for projects

by A E James
The mineral processing firms include three foreign firms from Middle East and Europe and one from Oman that are in talks to set up the projects within Duqm special economic zone

Bank Sohar’s net profit surges 31% to Omani Rial 7.96m

by Times News Service
Bank Sohar said its net profit for the first quarter of 2014 soared by 30.85 per cent to OMR7.96 million in the first quarter of 2014 compared to OMR6.08 million for the same period of last year

Protiviti playing major role in shaping future of budding Omani entrepreneurs

by Times News Service
The Oman member firm of Protiviti said that it has delivered the first in the series of development programmes aimed at building the capacity of many incubated companies in Muscat
Oman
Oman rehab to open As addicts increase
by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI

New centre to open in Sohar, and another planned in Muscat, to help rising numbers afflicted by drug addiction

Sports
Magical ‘Ms’ do it again
by NISHAD PADIYARATH

Glenn Maxwell and David Miller once again provided the fireworks as Kings XI Punjab scored a stunning victory against Rajasthan

Business
Duqm port in talks with four processing firms for projects
by A E James

The mineral processing firms include three foreign firms from Middle East and Europe and one from Oman that are in talks to set up the projects within Duqm special economic zone

World
First bodies pulled from submerged Korean ferry
by AFP

Divers began pulling bodies from the South Korean ferry that sank four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angry at the pace and focus of rescue efforts scuffle with police

Technology
Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network
by AFP

The social networking site Twitter blocked two accounts, after the users were accused of spreading corruption allegations about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his aides

Thursday
Last day at work
by Saleh Al Shaibany

It is funny how you could clear your office station in five minutes with things you put there for five years.

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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
This is the end of the two-state solution
by Mohammed Ayoob

The most likely outcome now is the establishment of a single unified country within the borders of the 1922 British Mandate for Palestine, including all of present-day Israel and the occupied territor

Travel
Milan moments
by Aoife O'Riordain/The

Italy's fashion capital is also home to a network of canals perfected by Leonardo da Vinci

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

Health
Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show
by Reuters

Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular

Entertainment
Movie Review: 2 States
by Siddharth Akouri - S

Directed by debutante Abhishek Varman, 2 States is an all out entertainer and keeps you smiling throughout its duration.