Is family status a must for family visit visa in Oman? Legal expert answers

by Times News Service
The husband is free to approach any tourism agency to obtain visas for his wife and children to visit Oman

Muscat Palm Mall plan to create 2,500 jobs in Oman

by Times News Service
The project will launch the first snow village in Oman (Snow Park) and will include a cinema complex of 12 screens multiplex with 4D cinemas

Oman Air’s economy class bags top award

by Times News Service
Oman Air had earlier won World Travel Awards' Best Business Class Airline – Middle East and Best Economy Class Airline –

Oil price decline will not affect citizens’ life in Oman: Sayyid Fahd

by REJIMON K
Allaying fears about oil price fall impact, Sayyid Fahd said His Majesty’s vision of providing decent life to citizens would be maintained

How can you avoid sudden water shortages in Oman

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Citizens and residents have been urged by the Public Authority for Electricity and Water to install water tanks in their houses and buildings as a precautionary step

'Preserve mountain resources of Oman'

by Times News Service
Mountains, which cover 27 per cent of the Earth’s land area, harbour important ecosystems that often play the role of water towers that govern the vast ecosystems
Oman
Should pregnant staff pay OMR1,000 as compensation for resigning? Oman Legal expert answers
by Times News Service

Times of Oman, in association with Khalifa Al Hinai Legal Consultants, will answer the legal queries of readers every Monday. Questions can be sent to readersclub@timesofoman.com

Sports
Cricket: Boxing Day test of India's resolve in Melbourne
by Reuters

There have been signs too that Australia, for all the confidence that back-to-back Test victories will bring to any side, have a fragility to their batting order that India's pace attack can exploit.

World
‘Modi a leader with a plan of action’
by PTI

Recalling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to America, US Congress member Tulsi Gabbard on Sunday described him as “man on a mission” and as leader with “plan of action” for India.

Technology
Apple co-founder not a fan of smartwatches
by AFP

Apple has entered the smartwatch market much later than players such as Sony, Samsung, and LG and Wozniak cautioned industry watchers not to expect the company to always lead way

Thursday
Oman golf: Get into the swing at Almouj
by Scott Armstrong

Running alongside a two-kilometre stretch of ocean, the 7,342-yard course of lush green grass is peppered with bunkers, water hazards and natural dunes.

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Columns
US continues with its vile legacy of profiling
by James J. Zogby

The new guidance then expands the characteristics that law enforcement cannot use for profiling in 'traditional law enforcement' to include: race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion

Health
Where does the fat go when you lose it?
by Lenny Bernstein/The

Losing weight requires unlocking the carbon stored in fat cells, thus reinforcing that often heard refrain of ‘eat less, move more’

Entertainment
Movie review: Lingaa
by Siddharth Akhouri

Superstar Rajni marks his return to live action cinema after a long 4 years of absence and his fans are nothing but ecstatic