1,000 illegal workers arrested at new Muscat International Airport project

by Rahul Das & Fahad Al Gadhani
More than 1,000 expatriate workers were arrested at Muscat International Airport.

Expect water disruption in several parts of Muscat: Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water

by Times News Service
Water supply will be disconnected in several parts of Muscat governorates, according to a statement from Public Authority for Electricity and Water.

Oman weather: Wadis overflow as rain falls in Jabal Shams

by REJIMON K
Wadis in Jabal Shams are overflowing after rain started to fall this afternoon.

Passion is the key to success, says Oman's first woman commercial pilot

by Saleh Al Shaibany
Azza Said Al Zakwani already has the distinction of being the first Omani female commercial pilot

Students caught smuggling drugs into UAE from Oman, Dubai court told

by Times News Service
Prosecutors at the Dubai Criminal Court said American IA, 18, and German AR, 21, brought the drugs into the UAE via Hatta.

Illegal expats: Don’t fall prey to crooked agents, says Bangladeshi migrant worker in Oman

by REJIMON K
Returning empty-handed and pain still visible on his face, the Bangladeshi worker repents falling into the hands of crooked recruitment agents who spoiled his life
Business
Oman’s total exports fall by 5.7 per cent to OMR20.46 billion
by A E JAMES

Drop in exports from OMR21.70b in 2013 to OMR20.46b in 2014 was due to a plunge in oil and gas prices, according to National Centre for Statistics and Information data

World
CNN-Times of Oman Exclusive: King Abdullah on Jordan’s economy, and IS threat
by CNN

CNN’s John Defterios interviewed King Abdullah of Jordanon Sunday. The King talked about a range of subjects, including his country’s economy and challenges the region faces from the extremists of IS

Thursday
Behind the lens at Royal Opera House Muscat
by Sarah MacDonald

Khalid Al Busaidi, the chief photographer at the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM), reflects on his passion for capturing the operas, ballets, concerts and other performing arts

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Features
How spoilt is your child?
by Rachel Carlyle/Daily Express

Overindulging our children is creating a generation of pampered princesses and princes. Take this fun quiz to find out if you're raising a little terror...

Columns
Will IS survive the acid test of time?
by Ross Douthat

Russia in 1919 was peripheral to many great powers' immediate security concerns, while Isis is sitting at an oil-rich crossroads and murdering Western citizens every chance it gets

Round Up
Oman Arab Bank offers housing finance to customers of premium Dar Al Zain residential project
by Times News Service

After a successful partnership offering similar home finance facilities for the earlier phases, the new agreement will facilitate customers to realize their dreams of owning a luxury home.

Entertainment
Salman in Kashmir for shooting, exhorts other film makers
by PTI

In Kashmir for his new movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Salman Khan wants film makers to shoot films in the valley which he described as the most beautiful place on earth.