Oman diving: Underwater frills and thrills

by T.A. Ameerudheen
To dive or not to dive?

Oman healthcare sector facing crunch of medics

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
With health facilities booming in Oman, there has also been an upswing in the quality of treatment, in view of the growing competition

Omani artists display unique Islamic Calligraphy artworks

by Dr Patricia Groves
The leading calligraphic artists in Oman, Sami Al Ghawi and Saleh Al Shukairi, held a unique joint exhibition, at the Omani Society for Fine Arts

Inspirational speaker, author Lewis Pugh loves Oman's natural beauty

by T.A. Ameerudheen
"It was a magnificent scene. I have never seen so many green turtles together in my life," the accomplished swimmer said.

Nasheed singer's 'songs of life' draw inspiration from Omani poetry

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
For Ahmad Al Rasbi, life is all about celebrating the common things and realising the love and respect for others.
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.

World
US says Russia 'directly involved' in Ukraine fighting
by AFP

The United States on Thursday accused Russia of being "directly involved" in fighting in war-torn east Ukraine, after rebels appeared to seize swathes of territory from retreating government forces.

Thursday
Muscat's new way of entertainment – Bowling!
by Faisal Mohammed Nai

Interactive and competitive, a sport that is fast gaining aficionados in Muscat is the game of bowling, that is catching the fancy of the young and old alike, Faisal Mohammed Naim reports

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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

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.