Why pets in Oman need better care

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
As pet owners across Muscat show concern over the treatment of their pets at kennels and pet care facilities...

Volkswagen Touareg 2015 faces tough road test in Oman

by Salim Joseph
The smart technology of the 2015-generation Touareg, the luxurious crossover SUV from Volkswagen, was tested against the winding tarmac, dusty gravel and rough rock bed of wadis in Oman last week...

Oman weather: Rain, storm likely by weekend

by Staff Reporter
Residents should be cautious during the adverse weather conditions and fishermen are advised not to venture out to sea during the rainy days as the sea will be rough

Raids on expats in Oman for breach of job contract

by REJIMON K/FAHAD AL GHADANI
Expats caught doing jobs not mentioned on their resident cards to be penalised

New law to boost consumer rights, ensure fair compensation in Oman

by Fahad Al Ghadani
In a move certain to boost the confidence of citizens and residents, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection has released the new consumer law

In the Eye of Beauty: Masterpeices of Omani artist Mohammad Al Zubair

by Dr Patricia Groves
‘Moments’, an exhibition of photographs by Mohammad Al Zubair is on at Bait al Oud in the Bait Al Zubair complex, running until mid-March
Technology
Photoshop adapts to an Instagram world
by Farhad Manjoo — The

The aggressive reinvention of Photoshop, if successful, could serve as a model for other companies, particularly Microsoft, that risk losing business to more nimble app-makers

Thursday
Are fertility rates declining due to global pollution?
by Salim Joseph

Infertility rate is on a rise across the globe and the main reason is pollution, says Dr. P. Rama Devi, an infertility and gynec consultant who runs one among the few infertility clinics in Oman

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Features
Dutch artists make waves with 'dead animal' art
by AFP

In a loft in a disused school, Dutch artist Noortje Zijlstra takes a frozen crow carcass from a refrigerator and cuts it open, pursuing her latest "dead animal art" project

Columns
The United States and Russia at the Oscars
by Nina L. Khrushcheva

Leviathan's bleak portrait of contemporary Russian life actually confirms many of the reasons why Americans have been largely dubious about Russia's ability to reform

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
Hip-Hop megastar Drake ready to woo Dubai
by Times News Service

Canadian hip-hop megastar is ready to make ‘The Headlines’ as he brings the noise for the first time ever to Dubai, UAE on 14th March 2015