Bangladeshi expatriates face passport deadline in Oman

by Times News Service
Global regulator International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) decided that travellers and expatriates from all countries must have machine readable passports by November 2015

Oman traffic: Call to cut intake of students at Indian schools in Darsait

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
Indian schools in and around Darsait area will be told to put a cap on intake of new admissions to ease traffic congestion, said a source from the Muscat Municipality.

Efforts on to release Omani jailed in India, says consulate official

by Staff Reporter
The Omani national along with a Saudi national were sent to judicial custody by an Indian court on Monday

Airport tax to pour millions into Oman government coffers

by REJIMON K
Passengers are already paying the additional tax on arriving at the airport

More than 50% in Oman see improvement in financial status

by Staff Reporter
The survey was conducted by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site, and by YouGov, the leading market research agency

GCC plan to link traffic, trade and customs lauded

by REJIMON K
GCC e-government ministerial committee meeting in Doha decided to launch a joint portal to link traffic, business and customs systems
Sports
GCC: Legal team to finalise Sports Disputes Resolution Committee
by Times News Service

During a meeting in Doha, GCC Olympic chiefs thanked His Majesty the Sultan for supporting sports. They also named a legal team to finalise the formation GCC Sports Disputes Resolution Committee

Technology
Audi's electric car claims to cover 450km on single charge
by Reuters

By 2020, fewer than one in 20 vehicles produced is forecast to be equipped with electrified powertrains, business consultants KPMG said in a survey in January.

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
Misophonia: The flapping sounds of fury
by Barron H. Lerner/The New York Times News Service

I can't stand it when someone behind me at a movie chews popcorn with his or her mouth open. I mean, I really can't stand it

Columns
What might the battle for Mosul now bring?
by Patrick Cockburn

The Iraqi army held Mosul for 10 years up until 2014, during which time they acted very much as a foreign occupation force widely resented by a section of the people

Travel
Haiti: Why tourists are returning to this misunderstood country
by Caroline Eden/The In

Five years after the devastating earthquake that killed 250,000 people and displaced 1.5 million more, tourism is returning to the Caribbean’s most staggering landmark, cautiously

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