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

Two die in shooting incidents in Oman

by STAFF REPORTER
Most of these incidents occurred when either the guns were being cleaned or someone was playing with them

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

Muscat Book Fair gets under way

by Staff Reporter
More than 633 publishing houses from 24 countries are taking part in the twentieth Muscat International Book Fair which began at the Oman Exhibition Centre on Tuesday
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