No change in driving licence regulation for expatriates in GCC, says Royal Oman Police official

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Expatriates need to obtain a new driving licence in lieu of their current one once they move to another Gulf country

Suicides rate of Indian expats in Oman dips

by REJIMON K
The number of Indians who committed suicide every month in Oman last year has come down by about forty percent compared to 2013. Though the suicide rates are down, experts say more has to be done

Oman health: Deadly disease unit in Muscat calls for more help

by REJIMON K
Advanced facilities and dedicated healthcare workers are needed at the infection prevention and control department in the capital to meet the current demand, an official told the Times of Oman

Will the company shoulder the flight ticket once you resign from the job? Oman legal expert answers

by Times News Service
There is no point in asking for transportation allowance and laundry charges during leave as the employee does not incur such costs during vacations

Luxury ship to boost Oman’s tourist status

by Times News Service
Queen Mary 2’s port call on Tuesday will put Muscat on global cruise liners map. Bringing Queen Mary 2 is a big challenge and Port Sultan Qaboos has brought the vessel alongside safely before
Oman
Muscat Festival 2015 attracts huge crowds
by Staff Reporter

The figures included those from all the venues of the festival, starting from Amerat and Naseem Park to other beach and cultural activities, the Automobile Association and other activities

World
Obama, Modi break nuclear pact deadlock, hail new ‘friendship’
by AFP

US President Barack Obama and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the deadlock on a long-stalled nuclear pact as they hailed a new era of friendship between the world’s two largest democracies

Technology
HTC said to plan better camera phone, smartwatch for March
by Bloomberg

Code-named M9, the phone features a 20-megapixel rear camera and an HTC UltraPixel front camera, the person said, asking not to be identified because the details aren’t public.

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
Law-breakers at the helm as lawmakers
by Debasish Mitra

My ancestors allowed felons to monopolise politics of my country and I too carried their sin forward,

Entertainment
Hollywood's star Jennifer Garner decides it’s time for a change
by John Graham/Tony Jam

Jennifer Garner made her name abseiling down skyscrapers, karate-chopping villains or overturning cars at high speed. Now, Hollywood’s ultimate action-woman has decided it’s time for a change