PACP, Oman express concern over rat infested storage facilities

by FAIZUL HAQUE
Public Authority for Consumer Protection expresses serious concern after finding rats and insects having a free run in one of the storage facilities at a commercial complex in Al Dhahirah governorate

Palestinian expats jubilant as Gaza truce comes into effect

by SARAH MACDONALD
I cried. The first thing I did was to call my wife just to say ‘mabrook’ and thank God, you are safe now that this war is finished

Oman's consumer protection body warns against hike in price of goods

by FAIZUL HAQUE
Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP), has warned against any increase in prices of commodities or services at any of the commercial centres without the consent of the public authority

Shrimp fishing season begins in Oman's coasts from September 1

by Times News Service
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will ensure the laws of sea fishing are implemented properly and it should be a model for this fishing season

Oman asks PDO to raise oil production to 600,000bpd

by A. E. JAMES
Government has asked the majority state-owned Petroleum Development Oman to raise its crude output from its long-term plateau of 500,000-550,000bpd

Oman floats tender to select consultant for road project

by A. E. JAMES
Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications floated a tender to select consultant for supervising the Ibri-Yanqul dualisation project
Oman
Indian artist uses Tanjore style to depict Omani jewellery
by Times News Service

All the recently completed works will be presented to select Omani institutions as part of a goodwill gesture. It takes close to two months to complete one painting

Sports
Cricket: Raina ton sets up huge India win over England
by AFP

Victory gave India a 1-0 lead in the five-match series following Monday’s washout in Bristol and saw them return to winning ways after their 3-1 defeat by England in the preceding Test series.

Business
Book highlights Oman’s oil and gas extraction techniques
by Times News Service

The fourth edition of ‘The Oil & Gas Year’ presents the Sultanate’s in-depth look at the country’s success in enhanced oil recovery and the development of the Khazzan field

World
US backs off statement that Egypt, UAE were behind Libya air strikes
by Reuters

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday backed off an earlier statement that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were behind air strikes on Islamist militants in Libya

Thursday
Destination Dubai: Fun and festivities for the family
by Thursday Team

With endless shopping sales, festivals, concerts and other entertainment, it’s easy to fill your days during the Dubai Summer Surprises and forget about the hot temperatures

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Features
Could this be the dead end for One Direction?
by Judson Bennett/Tony James Features

Two years on and rumours are growing that the five members of One Direction are about to go their separate ways

Columns
Iraq after Maliki offers us no rosy scenario
by Christopher R. Hill

The IS in Syria was never content to eliminate Alawite power there; rather, it has taken aim at any challenge to its authority as the true representative of a particular sect in the Levant and beyond

Round Up
Oman Air unveils new first class amenity kits
by Times News Service

The 2 kits — one for male passengers and the other for female passengers, offer premium customers every luxury they need to arrive at their destination refreshed, groomed and ready to enjoy their stay

Entertainment
I perform stunts for my children: Shah Rukh Khan
by PTI

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will be seen performing stunts in his upcoming film 'Happy New Year', says he does all the heroic things on screen for his children Aryan and Suhana.