Bullets hit flyDubai passenger jet at Baghdad airport

by Staff Reporter/Reuters
The Dubai carrier flydubai earlier said that damage had been discovered to the fuselage of one of its aircraft "consistent with small arms fire" after it landed at Baghdad on Monday

Hacker group claims it is behind outages at Facebook, Instagram and other sites

by Reuters
A Twitter account that purports to speak for hacker group "Lizard Squad" posted messages suggesting that it was behind an attack the temporarily blocked several major web sites

Expats in Oman to be hit by tighter rules on sharing homes

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Muscat Municipality’s new rules on renting property in the capital set out restrictions for the expatriates at all levels

Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 docks in Muscat

by Times News Service
She arrived in Muscat at 7.30 am in the morning and will sail at 6 pm

Facebook, Instagram restored after suffering outage in Oman

by Times News Service/inputs from Reuters
Instagram, the photo sharing site which is popular in Oman, was also reportedly having issues

More than 208,000 vehicles recalled in Oman

by Staff Reporter
The total number of vehicles recalled due to technical reasons stood at more than 208,888 in 2014.
Technology
New take-along chargers that pack power to portable devices
by The New York Times

Once you know those measurements, it is time to decide which type of charging device is best for you. One of the most convenient ways to charge is to use a case that includes an external battery

Thursday
Asian-inspired spa in Muscat, For the mind, body and soul
by Salim Joseph

The Spa at The Chedi Muscat embraces eastern philosophy with Asian oriental rituals; it offers an extensive variety of beauty rituals based on the holistic principles of aromatherapy and herbalism

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Columns
Boehner-Netanyahu: There's more to story
by James J. Zogby

Observers across the globe were amazed at the gall of the American Congress to invite a foreign leader to slap their president in the face

Round Up
Jaguar launches unique ‘British Intelligence’ marketing campaign
by Times News Service

‘British Intelligence’ is an evolution of Jaguar’s highly acclaimed ‘British Villains’ campaign for the F-TYPE Coupe and will showcase the now complete Jaguar luxury saloon lineup

Health
Just 20 minutes walk a day is enough: study
by Mark Reynolds/Daily

A brisk daily 20-minute walk could reduce the risk of an early death by almost a third, a new study shows