Two-year visa ban ‘hits hiring of skilled personnel’

by REJIMON K
Workers and companies have mostly reacted adversely to the two-year visa ban on expatriates

No need to quit to apply for public sector jobs in Oman

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Earlier, Omani private sector staff had to resign and wait for a year to be eligible to apply for a government job

Dip in number of expat workers in Oman

by STAFF REPORTER
The number of expatriate workers is 1,541,430 by the end of August 2014, a drop of 3,236 workers when compared with the July 2014 figures

Private sector to be made more attractive for Omanis

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
To be ready by next year, the amended Labour Law has features aimed at reducing the flight of Omani workers from the private sector

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: Oman starts drive against ticks

by -ONA
More than 25 teams are conducting the epidemic survey for Congo fever. The teams are conducting physical examination of animals
Sports
Football: Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico
by Reuters

In La Liga Messi has 250 goals, one short of the scoring record of Telmo Zarra for Athletic Bilbao in the 1940’s and ‘50s, but he denies it will be on his mind against Real.

Business
Global companies eye slice of Oman’s infrastructure pie
by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI

Senior officials of the embassies which have represented at Infra Oman 2014 said that their countries can contribute a lot to infrastructure development in the Sultanate

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World
Paralysed man walks again with help of frame
by Reuters

A Polish man who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose

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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Features
High in Pakistan's mountains, women break taboos
by AFP

A group of young Pakistani girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world's highest peaks.

Columns
In Asia, angst is rising against United States
by Roger Cohen

Outside China, there is a consistent theme in Asia. It is concerned that declining American power, credibility and commitment will leave the way open for Beijing to exercise dominance over the region