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Thursday, August 21, 2014  
Hamas slams Israeli bid to assassinate military chief
Israeli air strikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas’ military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said on Wednesday was an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. Accusing Israel of opening a “gateway to hell”, Hamas fired rockets at Tel Aviv and Occupied Jerusalem. The attacks caused no casualties but demonstrated more...
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IS beheads US journalist, world condemns act
Lebanese embassy denounces TV report on HM
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A disaster has been.... more
Israel’s insecurity
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 COLUMNISTS

Pure chauvinism A J Philip

Correct position Javed Haiz

Europe’s great horsemeat scandal Marcel Van Silhfout

Reaching out AJ Philip

Ball lands in Fifa court amid European fears Neville Parker

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 OMAN
Businessmen meet Omani scholars leaving for US
Seven hundred Omani scholars leaving for the US on international scholarships got to interact with local company ............. more...
Gulf Scout Jamboree aims to deepen friendship
Eurostat team meets GCC-Stat officials
Meet stresses need for fair trial
 MIDDLE EAST
Thousands mourn slain wife, baby of Hamas commander
Several thousand mourners on Wednesday joined the funeral procession for the wife and baby son of Hamas’s .............. more...
Social media turns platform for IS to recruit, spread fear
China presses S. Sudan for immediate truce in Unity State
Syria, US fight common enemy IS, but not as one
 BUSINESS
Opec undeterred by sliding crude prices
Opec is not worried about a slide in oil prices towards $100 a barrel, delegates from the producer group.............. more...
Topaz Energy gets $75m investment from StanChart PE
Isam Al Zadjali to head Oman Oil Company
G20 proposes curbs on global funds to avert financial crisis
 SPORTS
Arsenal survive Besiktas scare in first leg
Besiktas hit the bar straight from kickoff as they were held 0-0 at home by Arsenal in Tuesday’s Champions.... more...
Besiktas draw fair but referee’s role bad: Wenger
Barcelona lose appeal against transfer ban: Fifa
Italy federation chief faces Uefa racism probe
 OMAN MIRROR
Scripting art
Words and letters have been the most powerful tools for commu nication, social interaction, the spread and preservation of.... more...
Eastern flavour
68th I-Day celebrations at Indian Embassy
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 SPECIAL FEATURES
Tide turns for shark fin
A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China’s most expensive.... more...
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Oman
Businessmen meet Omani scholars leaving for US
Gulf Scout Jamboree aims to deepen friendship
Eurostat team meets GCC-Stat officials
Meet stresses need for fair trial
Railway project to boost employment
Forum to develop youth capabilities
Forum to discuss diving injuries, accidents in Feb.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps diabetics avoid amputation
Project to help protect Egyptian vulture
Other Top Stories
IS beheads US journalist, world condemns act
Lebanese embassy denounces TV report on HM
Armed Houthi rebels flood Yemen capital
Liberian president imposes curfew over Ebola outbreak
Nigeria soldiers mutiny ‘over lack of weapons’
India
Rijiju defends role of CRPF in Asom border dispute
Troops kill 5 NDFB-S militants in encounter
IM ‘planned to send poisoned letters to targets’
Army doing well to stop Chinese incursions: Jaitley
Modi calls for entrusting power of decision-making with youths
Man, 72, gets 20-year jail for gang rape
Iyengar, guru who sparked global yoga craze, dies at 95
AIADMK to elect general secretary on Aug. 29
J&K issue has only two stakeholders, says government
Badaun teens were not raped, finds lab
Court stays execution of sisters who killed 5 kids
IndiGo plane ‘hard landing’ hurts 28
Court rejects civil service aspirant’s plea
Woman fights rare disease even after 9 surgeries
Pakistan
Jamiat spearheads moves to oust PTI in KP
Karachi falls further on livable cities list
Sharif may share space with army to stay in power
Imran ‘agrees to negotiate’
‘Sitarae Imtiaz’ conferred on teenage hero pilot Haris
Middle East
Thousands mourn slain wife, baby of Hamas commander
Social media turns platform for IS to recruit, spread fear
China presses S. Sudan for immediate truce in Unity State
Syria, US fight common enemy IS, but not as one
4 beheaded bodies found in Sinai, Islamists role suspected
Iran MPs cast vote to sack science minister
Thuds from Libyan airport battle set rhythm of Tripoli life
Asia
Hiroshima landslides kill 36
Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave within a day
ID mandatory for buying bus tickets to Xinjiang
Jakarta threatens to ban Uber car app
Japanese fathered 15 surrogate babies, reveals DNA test
Business
Opec undeterred by sliding crude prices
Topaz Energy gets $75m investment from StanChart PE
Isam Al Zadjali to head Oman Oil Company
G20 proposes curbs on global funds to avert financial crisis
OIFC appoints Safrar as CEO
GCC cloud market to post 7-fold growth
Reliance told to stop selling crude to Jamnagar refinery
IFC unveils $2.5b bonds to boost India infrastructure
Al Hassan bags $68m deal for Sohar refinery pipe work
India telecom watchdog plans regulatory framework for WhatsApp, Skype
RBI rules need to be tweaked to appoint chief operating officer
SpiceJet leaps to second slot in India market share
Indian rupee hits three-week high
Japan’s trade deficit narrows to $9.4b in July
Refracking brings US oil, gas wells to life
China fines 10 Japanese firms for price-fixing
Europe
ICRC team crosses into Ukraine
4 Ukrainians raise flag on Moscow skyscraper
Rebel movement faces uncertain future in Ukraine
Scotland ‘shouldn’t use pound’ if it leaves UK
Erdogan key allies likely to take on cabinet roles
German cop to go on trial for ‘cannibalism’
Sports
Arsenal survive Besiktas scare in first leg
Besiktas draw fair but referee’s role bad: Wenger
Barcelona lose appeal against transfer ban: Fifa
Italy federation chief faces Uefa racism probe
Golec dents Guangzhou’s title defence
Garcia salvages Atletico draw against Real
Veteran trio left out of Nigerian squad
Mahut ousts Robredo in Winston-Salem Open
Top seed Halep stunned at New Haven tennis
Fiba told to end discrimination against Sikhs
Pakistan shock India to level series
Sochi Formula One track to get FIA licence
Hamilton, Rosberg to renew title battle in Belgium
Meilutyte grabs second gold in China
Forest edge Bournemouth at top after winning thriller
Richardson to replace Gibson as WI coach
Serena named US Open top seed
Americas
50 Missouri protesters arrested
Four ‘Anonymous’ members plead guilty to hacking
Foley beheading shocks leaders; world appalled, says Obama
Al Jazeera rejects Gore’s fraud claims
Foley gave life to expose suffering of Syrians, says mother

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