Oman's population set to rise by 2.4m by 2040

by Times News Service
313,000 will be the population of Muscat by 2040 as per the new report of National Centre for Statistics and Information with those in the 25 and 64 age group comprising 75.6% of it

Crimes by expats dipped 28% last year in Oman

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
Oman witnessed a dip in crime because of the increased efforts of a watchful ROP and active cooperation from other government authorities

Omani citizens call for job-oriented courses

by Times News Service
With admission process for higher education institutions on, citizens are urging authorities to start courses that are suitable for the job market

Reports of bogus policemen denied by Royal Oman Police

by Times News Service
ROP asked people to call 9999 if they come across any such cases.

Freed academic taught Taliban captors’ children

by AFP
A Pakistani academic freed after four years in Taliban captivity on Friday told how he taught the militants’ children maths and English and met their feared former leader Hakimullah Mehsud

Nato tells Russia to halt ‘illegal’ actions in Ukraine

by AFP
Fears of a wider confrontation have spiralled after Nato said Russia had sent troops to fight in Ukraine and funnelled huge amounts of heavy weaponry to pro-Kremlin rebels
Sports
Football: Burnley hold Manchester United on Di Maria debut
by AFP

Van Persie threatened twice for United around the hour, seeing a volleyed cleared off the line by Dean Marney and heading over, before Di Maria was replaced by Anderson with 20 minutes to play.

Thursday
Muscat's new way of entertainment – Bowling!
by Faisal Mohammed Nai

Interactive and competitive, a sport that is fast gaining aficionados in Muscat is the game of bowling, that is catching the fancy of the young and old alike, Faisal Mohammed Naim reports

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Columns
Is it the endgame for Putin in Ukraine?
by Robert Skidelsky

Vladimir Putin may (or may not) enjoy 80 per cent public support in Russia for his Ukraine policy; but it has become increasingly clear that he has bitten off more than he can chew

Entertainment
Entering Bollywood was not pre-planned: Pakistani actor Fawad Khan
by PTI

Popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who is making his debut in Bollywood with the remake of 'Khoobsurat', a cult comedy of the 80s, says his entry into Hindi films was not pre-planned