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Braveheart - Hamoud Al Dugaishi's battle for life after World Tent Pegging Championship accident

by T.A. Ameerudheen
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Oman prays for the speedy recovery of horse rider Hamoud Al Dugaishi, who battles for his life at the Armed Forces Hospital following an accident during last week’s World Tent Pegging Championship
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Mobility @ Comex 2014 - Oman's premier IT show
COMEX 2014, with ‘Mobility’ as its theme, highlights a combination of IT forces – ‘mobile, information, cloud and social’ all under roof at the Oman International Exhibition Centre

Indian Schools' Board of Directors Careman
Wilson George, newly-elected Chairman of the Indian Schools’ Board of Directors, promises a transparent and pro-active approach while dealing with issues that affect students, parents and teachers

Supremacy of the skies - Muscat celebrates kite-flying festival
Around 15,000 revelers converged at Al Sawadi beach last weekend to celebrate Basant Mela, a kite-flying festival organised by the Pakistan Social Club

How long is now?
Yasemin Yilmaz is the artist-in-residence at the Stal Studio where she links ten Omani students with ten German students via social media


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Just for laughs
Gullible fun lovers gather around, April Fools’ Day is upon us. Laugh around, fool and be fooled without raising any brows. Let there be fun as the day of buffoonery and fandango arrives on April 1
Homage to Sarah
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Operation summer slim
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‘Oman through times’, where rocks from Oman in different times are displayed. There’s a big table displaying fossils of animals and trees to show what sort of creatures lived in Oman
Light from dark
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Chill Pill
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Screen Treat
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