Biometric link to help Royal Oman Police fight crime

by Fahad Al Mukrashi and ONA
The new project, called ‘Yaqeen’, aims to reunite all the biometrics in one framework, an ROP official told the Times of Oman.

Muscat’s living standards third best in region

by Times News Service
Muscat has the third best standard of living in the region, according to the latest annual global Quality of Living report published by HR consultancy Mercer

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia

by ONA/AFP/Reuters
US Secretary of State John Kerry met separately with Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman’s Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, before he met the GCC foreign ministers

Oman students unite voices for grand finale of choirs fest

by Tariq Al Haremi
The concert presented the choir groups singing together, before separating the boys and girls so that each group would highlight their differences in tone, depth, strength and overall vocal techniques

Muscat International Book Fair: An event with a difference

by ONA
More than 633 publishing houses and 481 publishers from 24 countries participated in the Muscat International Book Fair that concludes Saturday

Artisans boost Omani heritage

by ONA
The unanimous election of Oman as vice president of the World Craft Council reflects the potential of local handicrafts
Technology
Audi's electric car claims to cover 450km on single charge
by Reuters

By 2020, fewer than one in 20 vehicles produced is forecast to be equipped with electrified powertrains, business consultants KPMG said in a survey in January.

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Features
Misophonia: The flapping sounds of fury
by Barron H. Lerner/The New York Times News Service

I can't stand it when someone behind me at a movie chews popcorn with his or her mouth open. I mean, I really can't stand it

Columns
Of Eliot's masterpiece and Kremlin murder
by Justin Yifu Lin

Today, Eliot's masterpiece can be read as a warning about the path being taken by Russia, where politics under President Vladimir Putin has been growing murderously medieval

Round Up
So what colour is this dress?
by Andrew Schofield/ Th

There has been passionate debate on the Internet over a blue and black dress that to some people — perhaps even the majority — appears white and gold

Health
The common cold and other nasal problems
by Dr Nishit Shah, Cand

Nasal problems are common in the general population. Many people experience nasal and sinus problems. Symptoms can be in the form of running nose, sneezing, blockade of nose and headache or facia pain

Entertainment
Movie review: Boys of Abu Ghraib
by T.A. Ameerudheen

The Boys of Abu Ghraib is not a film for the faint-hearted. For, it may be tough to watch the 100-minute drama that depicts physical and mental torture inside prison