His Majesty receives envoys' credentials

by ONA
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said received at Hisn Al Shumoukh in the wilayat of Manah on Thursday evening credentials of a number of ambassadors of the friendly countries accredited to Oman

GCC countries’ ties normal, says Alawi

by ONA
Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs has said the crisis between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain and Qatar is over

Alarm over knee injury among football players in Oman

by Nishad Padiyarath
The weight of a football is only 450 grammes but the kind of injuries it can inflict on a player can be alarming. A total of 400 cases were reported at the Sports Medicine Centre last year

Health meet in Muscat stresses on tackling diabetes

by Times News Service
The workshop focussed on creating awareness about tackling diabetes

South Korea investigates capsized ferry crew, owner

by Reuters
Local media said the Sewol ferry may have made a sharp turn during its journey on Wednesday, which caused its cargo to shift and the boat to list sharply and begin to sink

Pro-Russia activists stay put in East Ukraine despite diplomatic deal

by Reuters
The Right Sector, a far-right nationalist group whose violence in support of the Maidan helped bring down Yanukovich in February, saw the Geneva accord as being directed only at pro-Russia activists
Oman
Alarm over knee injury among football players in Oman
by Nishad Padiyarath

The weight of a football is only 450 grammes but the kind of injuries it can inflict on a player can be alarming. A total of 400 cases were reported at the Sports Medicine Centre last year

Sports
Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49
by AFP

Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation light - heavyweight champion, risks his world title on Saturday against World Boxing Association champion Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan.

Technology
Weibo valued at $3.46 billion after bottom-end IPO pricing
by Reuters

China's Weibo Corp will be valued at a lower-than-expected $3.46 billion when it goes public on the Nasdaq amidst concerns about the microblogging service's slowing user growth, media censorship

Thursday
Last day at work
by Saleh Al Shaibany

It is funny how you could clear your office station in five minutes with things you put there for five years.

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Features
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
by Pradeep Govind

I wonder how these two men with apparently nothing in common except a toothbrush moustache and perhaps a love for Wagner could have similarities just because their birth signs fell in the zodiac sign

Columns
Target the companies that pollute most
by Assaad W Razzouk

In Bangladesh alone, rising sea levels are expected to inundate 17 per cent of the land and displace 18 million people; a similar story can be said for Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Travel
Milan moments
by Aoife O'Riordain/The

Italy's fashion capital is also home to a network of canals perfected by Leonardo da Vinci

Round Up
Nawras set to launch all-new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Oman
by Times News Service

Nawras is offering a first of its kind online pre-booking service for interested customers as stocks are limited and demand for the phone is expected to be huge

Health
Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show
by Reuters

Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular

Entertainment
‘Godfather’ of house music Frankie Knuckles dead at 59
by AFP

The death of a man dubbed the “godfather” of Chicago house music was confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, the Chicago Tribune reported.