Sunday Beat: Strict labour laws will hurt Oman's economy

by Saleh Al Shaibany
It is important to realise that Oman cannot progress economically without the contribution of expatriates for a good number of years to come and strict labour laws will limit the country's growth

Omani mother's heartache for missing son in Qatar

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Saud worked with the Qatar Coast Guard and went missing near the shores of Ras Lafan in Doha in December last year

Oman's BankDhofar assures accounts not hacked

by Staff Reporter
Currently, BankDhofar has a nationwide network of 68 branches and 145 ATMs and 52 CDMs across the Sultanate.

OMR150m boost to Oman's capital city power sector

by A. E. JAMES
The company will invest OMR50 million per year as part of an ambitious investment plan from 2015 to 2017 to support a growing grid load and to reach out to more customers

Steady increase in employment as Oman tourism continues to grow

by Staff Reporter
The tourism sector in Oman has experienced year-on-year growth with all indicators pointing to increasing growth in number of visitors, contribution to GDP and generation of jobs
Oman
First Iranian ship operating under Iran-Oman agreement docks at Sohar
by Business Reporter

Iran and Oman agreed to establish a direct shipping line between the two countries to enhance maritime trade during the visit of an OCCI delegation in late April

Thursday
Oman tourism: Six top places to visit in Dakhiliyah region
by Swati Dasgupta

Towering at around 3,000 metres, the temperatures in the Jabal Akdhar and Jabal Shams mountains are nearly 20 degrees cooler than in Muscat, making them perfect destinations for a summer weekend getaw

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Features
How spoilt is your child?
by Rachel Carlyle/Daily Express

Overindulging our children is creating a generation of pampered princesses and princes. Take this fun quiz to find out if you're raising a little terror...

Columns
Alas! Europe today is forgetting its past
by Javier Solana

The international community is legally bound to protect those who are being forced to flee their homes by conflict and persecution

Health
Cool food for hot summer days
by Monika Seth/Al Raffa

Summertime brings long days and fresh and cool drinks and other enjoyable pleasures but it also brings the most unwanted heat and humidity