Oman Ministry of Health issues Ebola travel advisory

by ONA
Ministry of Health advised all citizens and residents against non-essential travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria until further notice.

Stranded maid in Muscat airport stumps officials

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
According to eyewitnesses, her situation was not clear and it was difficult to communicate with her

Accident rescue up in Oman as reckless drivers ignore warnings

by Rahul Das/ Hassan Ali Shaban
A total of 755 accident rescue cases were reported in July 2014 as compared to 496 during the same period in 2013

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

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
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
More risk the ultimate price for the ultimate thrill
by AFP

Leaping, running and flying into the unknown are attracting a growing band of followers around the world ready to risk life and limb for the ultimate adrenaline rush.

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.