Oman traffic: Amerat flyover, intersection nearing completion

by Times News Service
Eighty five percent of the overall construction of the flyover and intersection in Al Muhij in Amerat has been completed

Oman HSBC card services to be affected for a brief period

by REJIMON K
Services from HSBC, specifically personal debit and credit cards and corporate credit cards services, ATM services including cash withdrawal and cash deposit, will be unavailable for short durations

Omani national under police custody in India

by REJIMON K
An Omani national and a Saudi national are under police custody for allegedly molesting an American woman in a five-star hotel in South Mumbai.

Oman convention centre will add 24,000 new jobs

by Rahul Das
The work for the OCEC progressed on schedule in 2014 and as per the budget, and it continues on track for 2015.

Ship with cattle sinks off Ras Al Hadd

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
Witnesses said that most of the cattle swam to the shore — a sight that left many amazed

Oil price slump fails to hit business prospects in Oman

by Times News Service
Regional bosses of multinational companies expect to invest in Oman in the coming three years despite lower oil prices, according to an EMIR briefing
Oman
Air India Express to add new flights from Oman
by Times News Service

Air India Express is deploying new economy class 189-seater aircraft and is increasing destinations from India to Southeast Asia and the Gulf countries, including Muscat.

Business
BankDhofar’s board approves hike in capital to $300 million
by Times News Service

Stakeholders of the bank unanimously approved the options, subject to regulatory approvals, and authorised the Board of Directors to take action

World
Southern Yemen separatists pull out of UN-backed talks
by AFP

We have suspended our participation in the (UN-backed) national dialogue until it is moved out of the country, Southern Movement member Yassin Mekkawi said

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
Oromos face chilling oppression in Ethiopia
by Debasish Mitra

Plurality, respect for basic democratic values and tolerance for dissent have never been the fortes for which Ethiopia is known in the world

Travel
Al Bustan Palace Hotel launches weekend getaway for Omani and GCC residents
by Times News Service

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has introduced a new weekend package available to Omani and GCC residents looking for an unforgettable weekend...

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