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Muscat - 
The temperature in Salalah is expected to drop to 18 to 20°C in the coming days.
Muscat - 
The main aim of the competition was promoting the culture of research and innovation in the field of green buildings.
Muscat - 
Mazda Motor Corporation announced recently that the cumulative production of the Mazda CX-5 globally has surpassed one million units.
Muscat - 
In the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Oman Oil Marketing Company (omanoil) launched a special At’a campaign to raise funds to help those in need.
Muscat - 
The branch was inaugurated by Dr Rasheed bin al Safi al Huraibi, chairman of the Tender Board, along with the senior management of the bank.
Muscat - 
The series of events across the sultanate kicked off at Al Majan Hall in Sohar and at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Muscat recently.
Muscat - 
“These young sailors are working very hard, which has resulted in a dramatic improvement in performance, Sultan al Zadjali said.
Muscat - 
The meeting discussed road infrastructure in the wilayat of Thumrait and the coastal road passing through the wilayat of Shaleem and Al Halaniyat Islands.
Detained Saudis took explosives to Kuwait: Ministry

Detained Saudis took explosives to Kuwait: Ministry

Kuwait City - 
Two brothers arrested in Saudi Arabia had transported the explosives used in the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque in Kuwait, the interior ministry said.
UN struggling to raise desperately needed funds for war-torn Yemen

UN struggling to raise desperately needed funds for war-torn Yemen

Geneva - 
"The operations are critically underfunded," Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN humanitarian agency told reporters in Geneva.
Salalah sees first rain of season; hotels expect rise in footfall

Salalah sees first rain of season; hotels expect rise in footfall

Muscat - 
The temperature in Salalah is expected to drop to 18 to 20°C in the coming days.
Drone postal deliveries begin in Switzerland

Drone postal deliveries begin in Switzerland

Bas-Vully - 
Swiss Post also said extensive tests would be carried out to explore the technical restrictions of the drones, including limited battery life.
VIDEOS

Oman-Nepal practice match washed out

Rain forced Oman's first official practice match - ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers - against Nepal to end without any result in Belfast

Oman defeats Mexico in friendly match

Oman defeated Mexico 3-2 on Sunday in the Portuguese city of Espinho in the first of the two friendlies ahead of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Local Round-Up

Local Round-Up

Coorg clinches TPL Cup
THE FRENCH CONNECTION

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

Number of visitors from Oman to France doubles in a year, trend likely to grow: H E Dubertrand
Walking the road to good health

Walking the road to good health

Medical condition fails to deter 56 year old Obaid al Khaldi, whose morning walks are 20km long
Summer Layering Hacks

Summer Layering Hacks

As this season calls for modest dressing, here are five hacks to keep you cool and chic!

Al Omaniya H1 net profit up 6%

Muscat - 
Al Omaniya last week submitted a non-binding indicative offer for 100 per cent acquisition of United Finance Co.

MSM30 closes flat as volumes decline 14%

Muscat - 
The MSM30 index closed Monday’s trade flat at 6,435.04. Interest was seen on the Bank Muscat counter.

Oman’s Internet services post double-digit growth

Muscat - 
Business broadband grows 193%; international call traffic drops, telecom regulator report shows

Renaissance shareholders approve buyback of MCBs

Muscat - 
Shareholders approved the MCB buyback scheme and the issuance of perpetual notes to buyback the MCBs.

MSM fails to impress despite positive bias

Muscat - 
In a weak start to the new week, the benchmark MSM30 index fell 0.15 per cent on Sunday to close at 6,434.42.

Corporate earnings seen under pressure

Muscat - 
GBCM estimates revenue of MSM30 index companies to decline 2.7% YoY in second quarter

CBO: Oman’s BoP position is comfortable

Muscat - 
The merchandise trade surplus increased to RO9.7bn from RO9.4bn.

CBO shows commitment to Islamic banking, says Fitch

Muscat - 
The central bank inaugurated its specialist department for overseeing Islamic banking last week.

Funding gap persisting in banking sector, says CBO

Muscat - 
Banks’ lopsided funding structure to blame, says central bank

Renaissance appoints advisors for bond issue

Muscat - 
Renaissance is using the perpetual notes to finance its offer to buy back the mandatory convertible bonds issued in 2012.
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