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Call for Action: Last week to 'Make a difference this Ramadan'

by Times News Service
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Over 10,500 items were donated by ‘Make a Difference this Ramadan’ last year!

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Take care of your car to cut annual fuel costs
Taking into account the growing number of vehicles on Oman’s roads, Bank Sohar’s monthly tip focuses on how regular servicing of your car can lead to significant savings on your annual fuel bill

Radisson Blu Hotel unveils Eid promotion
Guests can soak in the Radisson Blu’s hospitality at a never-before price

Just Falafel Brand Expands Its footprint In Oman
The Mediterranean street food provider that is the number 1 Falafel brand in the world remains committed to expanding within the GCC


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Bank Muscat supports Salalah Tourism Festival
Bank Muscat aims to reinforce the bond by helping people to understand, appreciate and preserve Oman’s rich legacy
8-seater Toyota Innova made more attractive
For 2014 year models, there is a service package up to 2 years/40,000km (whichever is earlier), insurance for one year (Oman only) and a gift voucher
Oman Air receives ‘Best Airline Service’ award
Mohammed Al Shikely, GM, Marketing, Oman Air, accepted the award from Skytrax Chief Executive Officer, Edward Plaisted at a ceremony held in the historic Wind Tunnel in England
Unique 'Kid-Citement' launched at Markaz Al Bahja
For the first time in the Sultanate, young children aged between 4-12 years will get an opportunity to indulge in various adult activities via live role-play stations at 'Kid-Citement'.
Jaguar Land Rover develops a self-learning intelligent car in Oman
Using the latest machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques, Jaguar Land Rover’s self-learning car will offer a comprehensive array of services to the driver
NBO, Qatar Airways launch attractive summer offers
All NBO customers will be entitled to seven per cent discount on Qatar Airways holiday packages while special raffles will give them the chance to win tickets to Bangkok and London this summer
Nissan’s sedan range now comes with attractive Ramadan offers
One of the biggest attractions this year is the mega raffle draw where winners will get a chance to win the amazingly sleek 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5L
Staff hails Bank Muscat as ‘perfect place to work’
Bank Muscat has achieved qualitative advance in the human resources sector as it attracts the best Omani cadres for employment at all levels
MINI launches big seasonal offer
Designed for hassle-free ownership, customers can avail of a variety of seasonal benefits across the entire MINI model lineup
Smart use of AC can result in big savings
Bank Sohar advises setting thermostat to 23 degrees or higher when you are at home.
Pure Gold Jewellers opens 22kt flagship store in Ruwi
To meet the growing demand for gold jewellery in Oman, award winning jewellery retailer Pure Gold Jewellers has opened a flagship store in Ruwi, Muscat
Al Raffah doctors perform another landmark surgery
Uterine fibroids are a very common problem, affecting about two-thirds of all women over 30 years of age.
Bank Muscat ranked ‘Best Bank in Oman’
A multi-award winning organisation, Bank Muscat holds the rare distinction of being consistently voted the ‘Best Bank in Oman’ by all leading regional and global institutions
‘Wings Of Oman’ July issue highlights Khareef season
The magazine profiles this much-loved natural phenomenon in this month’s lead feature, and also describes some of the cultural-historical experiences on offer in the region
Oman healthcare: Prevention of cardiac problems possible through significant lifestyle changes
In an age where experiencing stress on a daily basis has almost become an accepted way of living, it is important to take some time out to care for one of the most essential organs of the body

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Oman marks Eid Al Fitr festival today
The moon sighting committee announced Eid will be celebrated on Tuesday
Student survivors testify in South Korea ferry trial
Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security on Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
Philippines welcomes 100 millionth baby
The child, Jennalyn Sentino, was one of 100 babies born in state hospitals all over the archipelago who received the symbolic designation of "100,000,000th baby"
Tropical storm Hernan forms off Mexico's pacific coast
Fearing potentially deadly flooding, Mexican disaster officials are closely monitoring the weather after Tropical Storm Hernan formed off the country's Pacific coast of Mexico.
Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash
Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead
AstraZeneca taps Roche, Qiagen for new blood-based cancer drug tests
AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs.
JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China
JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.
U.S. diplomats' return to Libya could be more hazardous than exit
If evacuating U.S. embassy staff from Libya was perilous - three F-16 fighters and Marines in Osprey aircraft flew overhead a road convoy from Tripoli to Tunisia
Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares
Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday
His Majesty issues Royal Order for Renaissance Day holiday; Eid holidays announced for public, private sectors in Oman
The statement released by the Ministry said that the owners of businesses and workers can agree for compensation for work during these holidays
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Indian Parliament debates Gaza
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the government for not taking up the Gaza issue last week
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Oman calls for united Arab action to end Israeli agression, alleviate suffering of Palestinians
Majlis Al Shura Chairman Al Ma’awali calls for united Arab action to end the Israeli aggression and alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinians
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Movie Review: Chennai Express
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Untold suffering in Gaza City
From inside Gaza a father tells his powerful story to Times of Oman. Read his words and weep
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Search for AIDS cure pushes ahead despite setbacks
Scientists on Saturday vowed to press ahead with their quest for a cure for AIDS, despite losing a veteran colleague and suffering a setback in research.
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Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh creates panic (video)
Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh created alarm in the area, late Sunday night
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Ignorance of law is no excuse for complaint: Oman legal expert
Times of Oman, in association with Khalifa Al Hinai Legal Consultants, will answer the legal queries of readers every Monday. Questions can be sent to readersclub@timesofoman.com
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His Majesty’s website wins laurels
The website highlights His Majesty’s achievements during the past four decades, and contributions as a visionary leader in shaping policies, both at regional and global levels
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Indian Parliament debates Gaza
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the government for not taking up the Gaza issue last week
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Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh creates panic (video)
Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh created alarm in the area, late Sunday night
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Untold suffering in Gaza City
From inside Gaza a father tells his powerful story to Times of Oman. Read his words and weep
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His Majesty issues Royal Order for Renaissance Day holiday; Eid holidays announced for public, private sectors in Oman
The statement released by the Ministry said that the owners of businesses and workers can agree for compensation for work during these holidays
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Oman Road Safety Association celebrates Qaranqashow with message of road safety
ORSA recently organised awareness activities at the Shangrila Barr Al Jissa Hotel and Resort, celebrating Qaranqashow with the aim of raising awareness among children and families while using roads
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Oman calls for united Arab action to end Israeli agression, alleviate suffering of Palestinians
Majlis Al Shura Chairman Al Ma’awali calls for united Arab action to end the Israeli aggression and alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinians
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His Majesty’s website wins laurels
The website highlights His Majesty’s achievements during the past four decades, and contributions as a visionary leader in shaping policies, both at regional and global levels
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Ignorance of law is no excuse for complaint: Oman legal expert
Times of Oman, in association with Khalifa Al Hinai Legal Consultants, will answer the legal queries of readers every Monday. Questions can be sent to readersclub@timesofoman.com
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Search for AIDS cure pushes ahead despite setbacks
Scientists on Saturday vowed to press ahead with their quest for a cure for AIDS, despite losing a veteran colleague and suffering a setback in research.
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Kannur airport to start by 2015-end
Kannur international airport is expected to see its first aircraft landing on its runways by December 2015, said Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
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