Two-year visa ban to stay in Oman for expats

by Fahad Al Ghadani
The rule banning re-employment of expats on their return is still in force and no missive has been received from the cabinet or any other authorities for its suspension

Self-medication, skipping flu vaccine raise Congo fever risk in Oman

by REJIMON K
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus (Nairovirus) of the Bunyaviridae family

In Oman now register domain, website in your name: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

by Times News Service
Individuals can now register a website or a domain in their name, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced on Monday

Minister of Manpower signs agreements to train 392 Omanis

by ONA
The agreements provide for the training of 392 Omanis in administrative, technical and crafts fields at a total cost of RO 1,085,550.

Omanis developing unhealthy dietary habits, says Sultan Qaboos University study

by ONA
The dietary pattern in Oman has changed from regular consumption of nutrient heavy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables to higher consumption of saturated fatty foods, refined carbohydrates

Oman's Ahmad Al Harthy confirms Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East bid

by SPORTS REPORTER
The 33-year-old Omani, will reunite with Porsche for the 12 round GT3 Cup Challenge having been approached by Dubai-based Al Nabooda to team with Austrian driver Clemens Schmid
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World
Pistorius sentenced to five-year jail for killing his girl friend
by Reuters

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world

Thursday
How to fulfill a poor child's needs in Oman?
by SALEH AL SHAIBANY

It was an embarrassing moment and a humiliating one, too. Everybody with small children would relate to such an incident

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Tower block tours give 'Brutalism' a closer look
by AFP

The 27-storey Balfron Tower in Poplar is being refurbished after decades of neglect as a wave of gentrification spruces up former housing estates and casts a fresh eye on once-derided designs.

Columns
Are 'experts' helping us to know more?
by James J. Zogby

To hear these “experts” pontificating about Islam or Arab culture is more than annoying. It's downright dangerous. Instead of elevating the discourse, they dumb it down.