New rules set to curb dubious hiring of expats in Oman

by Fahad Al Ghadani
The government is planning to enact a new legislation to keep tabs on the absconders hired through illegal recruitment process and crack down on the offenders

20 reasons why expats love living in Oman

by Times News Service
Here is why expatriates love living in the Sultanate

Sunday Beat: Oman needs to weed out bad commercial practices

by Saleh Al Shaibany
Consumer protection in Oman is still in its infancy. Many control mechanisms need to be beefed up to eliminate trading unfairness.

Earthquake in Sea of Oman jolts Muscat

by REJIMON K
Meanwhile, residents in and around Muscat said that they have felt the earthquake at around 3pm which lasted for a few seconds.

VIDEO: Hotly contested prelims at Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest

by Times News Service
Omantel, the pioneer total communications solutions company, is presenting the Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest (TOOISQC).

Old house shows way for home-stay tourism in Oman

by SARAH MACDONALD
The house, which is estimated to be 500 to 700 years old, has been in the family for 150 years. Rather than abandon it, the family lets guests experience life and culture of the village
Business
Sixty Omani businessmen to explore Iran’s market
by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI

Companies which will visit Tehran are operating in a variety of fields including education, construction, infrastructure and tourism, in addition to food stuff, finance, banking and marble

Thursday
Oman tourism: Escape to Turtle Beach Resort in Ras Al Hadd
by Sarah MacDonald

From the moment you arrive at the Turtle Beach Resort, following a narrow twisting road from the little town of Ras Al Hadd, a sense of calm will descend upon you, and time will seem to slow down.

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Features
Can orange glasses help you sleep better?
by Kate Galbraith/ New York Times News Service

Studies have shown that such light, especially from the blue part of the spectrum, inhibits the body's production of melatonin, a hormone that helps people fall asleep

Columns
Their brothers have forsaken Palestinians
by Debasish Mitra

Israel finds courage to commit crimes in Gaza and get away with impunity every time because the Arabs have not been an effective opposition beyond being rhetorical

Round Up
Qatar Airways is ‘world’s most dependable airline’
by Times News Service

Qatar Airways has been named the ‘World’s Most Dependable Airline’ in a comprehensive study of all major carriers, published by CBS Money Watch and conducted by recognised travel site WanderBat

Health
Simple movements are all the exercise you need
by Rachel Carlyle/Daily

You may think a weekly hour or two of exercise with a capital E is enough to offset long hours sitting around, but here’s the bad news – it isn't.