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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

Oman road accident: Seven killed in crash near Haima
An ROP source confirmed that a police team along with choppers was pressed into service for the rescue operation.
Oman road accident: Expat killed, several injured in Eid car crash near Ibra
Earlier in the day, seven Omanis, including a two-year-old girl, were killed on the road to Salalah between Gaba and Haima
Oman Eid accidents death toll hits 10 after two nationals killed in Adam road crash
According to sources in Adam, two Omani nationals died in the road accident which involved a four-wheel drive vehicle and a saloon car
e-visa to enhance security, curb crimes in Oman: Royal Oman Police
To simplify visa procedures and enhance security, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) is set to launch the electronic visa and passport system before the end of this year
Seven Omanis killed in Eid road tragedy
Under the impact of head-on collision, one of the cars was broken into several pieces with its wreckage spread over a large area
5.6 magnitude earthquake off Iran's Kish Island jolts buildings in the UAE
The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported the mild quake hit close to the Iranian island at around 05:00 Oman time.
Blessings and joy for Omani family on Eid
Eid Al Fitr is always a special day for all Muslim families as it is a day of joy, marking an end to a month-long sacrifice
Oman, Iran demand end of Gaza siege
Iran and Oman have called for international efforts to help end the tragic situation in Palestine and dispatch humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip
Israel's bloody onslaught on Gaza claims more than 1,300 Palestinian lives
The deadliest strike was at a UN-run school in Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza, where 16 people were killed and scores were wounded
Mistry plans $35b push to lead Tata into new businesses
The country’s biggest business group will focus on building its retail, infrastructure, finance, defence and aerospace businesses, Tata Sons said on Wednesday
Indian Parliament debates Gaza
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the government for not taking up the Gaza issue last week
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
Oman road accident: Seven killed in crash near Haima
An ROP source confirmed that a police team along with choppers was pressed into service for the rescue operation.
Oman road accident: Seven killed in crash near Haima
An ROP source confirmed that a police team along with choppers was pressed into service for the rescue operation.
Indian Parliament debates Gaza
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the government for not taking up the Gaza issue last week
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
Untold suffering in Gaza City
From inside Gaza a father tells his powerful story to Times of Oman. Read his words and weep
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
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
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
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
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
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.