Why is it better to hire a taxicab when going to Muscat International Airport?

by T.A. Ameerudheen
If you’re flying out of town for a few days during the Eid break, better hire a taxi or request a friend to drop you at the airport!

Issa Ali Khor: the longest serving Omani employee of the Khimji Ramdas Group

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
Over the past fifty years, Issa Ali Khor, has been serving the Khimji Ramdas Group as a driver and office assistant!

Oman's Holiday hub: Festive buying spree at Muttrah Souq

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
Despite the presence of numerous shopping arcades with modern goods, people still turn to the Old Muttrah Souq during Ramadan and Eid to bring home what they have been bringing for decades on end

Team Al Thuraya-Oman Sail's triumph

by T.A. Ameerudheen
Three enterprising Omani women sailors, who won many hearts in Europe during their training-cum-competition trip recently, wish to see the formation of an all-Omani women team soon

44 renaissance day: STRIDES OF SUCCESS

by Compiled by Faisal Mohammed Naim
Over the past four decades, the wheel of development has accelerated considerably as the Sultanate of Oman galloped ahead in diverse fields right into the 21st century
Oman
Update: CCTV video shows young person's scooter behind Mawaleh petrol station blaze
by Staff Reporter

A CCTV footage of Mawaleh fuel station fire on late Sunday night confirmed that the fire spread from a scooter first, while the rider was kicking it hard to start it after filling petrol

Business
Oman explores aquaculture boost to up non-oil exports
by Times News Service

Development strategy of aquaculture adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is supported by a budget of $1.3b, which will create thousands of job opportunities for locals

World
US lifts Israel flight ban as Kerry cites truce 'progress'
by AFP

US airlines lifted a flight ban to Israel Thursday as Washington's top diplomat cited progress in ending 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza which has killed 718 Palestinians.

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
Afghan election soap opera turns tearjerker
by Ehsan Azari Stanizai

Ballot staffing on the sides of both contenders is undeniable; if the unconstitutional threats of Abdullah remains unconstrained, the situation may spill over into an internecine civil war

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.