Ban on firm over Oman National Day fireworks error

by Times News Service
The company responsible for the fireworks display at the National Day has been banned after the firecrackers exploded close to a group of people

OMR5,000 bonanza for Oman national football team players

by FAHAD AL GHADANI
Oman Football Association Chairman Sayyid Khalid bin Hamad Al Busaidi dedicated the national team’s victory over Kuwait in the 22nd Gulf Cup to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said

Voluntary blood donations rising in Oman

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
‘Replacement donations’ are being phased out and substituted by voluntary blood donations, says a medic from the Ministry of Health

We must stay focussed, says Oman football team coach Le Guen

by Times News Service
Oman plays Qatar in the first semi-final (6:45pm Oman time) on Sunday, while hosts Saudi Arabia will take on United Arab Emirates in the second match (10:00pm Oman time)

Warm send-off as Prince Harry’s Oman tour ends

by Times News Service
Prince Harry on Wednesday toured Nizwa where he visited the fort and the souq. Later, he visited Jabal Al Akhdar and also toured the Muttrah souq

Embrace enterprise, Arab women told at Global Entrepreneurial Summit

by SARAH MACDONALD
The 5th Global Entrepreneurial Summit in Marrakech attracted over 4,500 people and focused on Arab women
Oman
Al Harthi portrays Oman’s spirit on canvas
by Times News Service

The carefully selected paintings by Salim Al Harthi opened at the Bait Muzna. The paintings have been inspired by the celebration of the 44th National Day in Oman

World
Western leaders step away from Iran nuclear talks ahead of deadline
by Reuters

With three days to go to the deadline for a deal to defuse stand-off with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, Western power foreign ministers stepped away for consultations on Friday

Technology
Paris pop-up store immortalises shoppers with 3D printed figurine
by AFP

A new pop-up shop in the hip Marais district of Paris is giving people the opportunity to immortalise themselves with a tiny printed 3D figurine for the not so tiny price of 230 euros ($286).

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Features
India seeks to cash in on global demand for ancient remedies
by AFP

India claims to have natural remedies for everything from cancer to the common cold, but ministers say it has failed to capitalise on its traditions as the world has woken up to alternative medicine

Columns
Making investments in happy endings
by Lucy P. Marcus

The temptation to cut long-term investment in economic hard times stalks the private sphere as well.

Travel
Barcelona: Catalan identity is more evident than ever in the region's beautiful capital
by Simon Calder/The Ind

Early winter is the ideal time to visit Barcelona, with tourist numbers dwindling, the Mediterranean moderating the temperature and the city at its full, hectic pace

Health
Dutch check other farms after bird flu outbreak
by AFP

Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following an outbreak in a central village of the virus which could infect humans.

Entertainment
Movie Review: Happy Ending
by Siddharth Akhouri

The film is made with urban sensibilities and the issues the characters experience may be something which may not be relatable to a large section of audiences especially in India