Will Omanisation and expat labour policies be re-examined? Oman's Minister of Manpower hints they might

by Times News Service
The meeting, held at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, offered a platform for industrialists to interact with ministers and their counterparts.

UAE carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways introduce 'rule of two' after Germanwings plane crash

by AFP
The announcements by the two United Arab Emirates carriers follow similar moves by many European airlines to implement the so-called "rule of two", which is already standard in the United States

Yemen crisis: Air India rescue plane to Sanaa stuck in Oman due to delay in clearance

by REJIMON K
Sources at the Indian consulate in Saudi Arabia said that they are working to get clearance as soon as possible.

LIVE BLOG: Air strike hits area of Yemen refugee camp, killing 45

by Times News Service
Follow our live blog for ongoing updates on the attacks in Yemen

Do you need employers clearance to re-enter Oman? Our legal expert answers

by Times News Service
Even though, an expatriate has exceeded the limit of 179 days, the visa and resident status will remain active in the computers unless the employer has cancelled the same

Oman accident: Road deaths drop but toll still runs to 15 per week

by Rejimon K and Fahad Al Ghadani
While authorities, road safety experts and parliamentarians have welcomed the dip in figures, they feel more needs to be done
Technology
Messaging apps offer to do it all, for more money
by The New York Times N

Such moves are part of a trend toward messaging apps becoming do-it-all services. The model, in many ways, comes from the messaging giants popular in China and Japan

Thursday
VIDEO: Ferrari FF, power, pace and grace
by Scott Armstrong

“At my signal unleash hell.” The opening words to Ridley’s Scott epic blockbuster Gladiator echo in my mind as I prepare myself for what is about to happen

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Features
8 ways you may be encouraging your child to be a bully
by Ashley Trexler/The Washington Post

Maybe no one has told you to your face you're raising a bully, but sometimes you can't help but wonder if other parents are talking about it behind your back.

Columns
Cheerful mornings in blue America
by Paul Krugman

Were President Obama's policies the cause of national job growth? Did Jerry Brown — the tax-raising, Obamacare-embracing governor of California — engineer his state's boom?

Health
Angelina Jolie surgery 'dramatically' lowers cancer risk: experts
by AFP

It is a hard personal choice, but removing healthy fallopian tubes and ovaries effectively slashes the cancer odds for women like Angelina Jolie who carry a risk-boosting gene mutation, experts said