Oman road safety: Do you observe the driving etiquette?

by T.A. Ameerudheen
It is not just rash driving that creates havocs on our roads. Motorists’ reluctance to observe driving etiquette too causes accidents and traffic bottlenecks.

Open Minds - Thought leadership forum

by Hi
The objective of Open Minds is to synergise, motivate and educate young Omani entrepreneurs, says Mohamed Issa Al Zadjali, the organiser of this unprecedented forum

Oman Wildlife - Save the Vulture

by T.A. Ameerudheen
The Environment Society of Oman has launched an ambitious project to conserve endangered Egyptian vultures in Oman

Oman IT: ‘Think Tech’ Think Tank

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
A group of students have come together to create an avenue for Omani youth to explore and create better opportunities for themselves

Muscat Dining - Espeto Gaúcho, the Brazilian restaurant

by Salim Joseph
Espeto Gaúcho, the Brazilian restaurant to be opened at The Cave, on Thursday (August 28), will introduce for the first time in Oman, the churrascaria concept to meat lovers

Backwater Bash - Kerala's famous boat race

by Salim Joseph
The annual Nehru Trophy boat race in the scenic backwaters of Kerala has now an active participant from Muscat (an expatriate businessman residing in Oman for the last 34 years)
Oman
Lebanese embassy in Muscat slams TV channel's report on His Majesty
by ONA

The Embassy of Lebanon issued a statement here on Wednesday denouncing a report broadcast by a Lebanese TV channel on the health condition of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said

Sports
Football: Bayern Munich race to get fit as Borussia Dortmund prepare title tilt
by Reuters

For the Bavarians, however, it does not look like it is going to be as easy as last season when they clinched the Bundesliga crown by March and in record time.

Business
‘Railway link will make Oman a gateway to Gulf’
by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI

Indian ambassador Mukul says the Oman National Railway project will help develop the tourism sector, and will give a fillip to the economy of the entire region

World
Parents of US journalist Foley praise their 'fearless' son
by AFP

Friends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State jihadists, with his parents praising their "fearless" son.

Technology
SoftBank still merger hungry despite T-Mobile flop: analysts
by AFP

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank's failed bid for T-Mobile marked a rare defeat for its brash billionaire founder,but few expect it to sideline a man intent on building "the world's number-one company

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
Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listener
by AFP

Harun is one of Malaysia's last "fish listeners," and he and his apprentice son Zuraini are believed to be the only active practitioners of this mysterious and dying local art.

Columns
Militarisation of police created murder machine
by Paul Craig Roberts

The facts directly contradict the false information police apologists are sending around the Internet. Note that the Missouri governor blamed the violence on the black community

Entertainment
Muscat Goan bags title at ‘Goencho Avaz’
by Times News Service

Adding to this latest achievement, Scully was recently declared the second runner-up at the May Queen beauty pageant organised by the Goan Committee of Oman, held at the Aviation Club, Muscat.