Series of earthquakes reported 133km north of Oman

by REJIMON K
The epicenter of the first earthquake was 28km north of Bandar Abbas, some 133km north of Khasab, Oman and the depth was 39.5km

816 died in Oman road accidents in 2014 as fatalities drop year on year

by STAFF REPORTER
Omani males constituted 78 per cent of the total deaths among nationals in 2014, with 405, compared to 111 females (9.9 per cent)

No change in driving licence regulation for expatriates in GCC, says Royal Oman Police official

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Expatriates need to obtain a new driving licence in lieu of their current one once they move to another Gulf country

Will the company shoulder the flight ticket once you resign from the job? Oman legal expert answers

by Times News Service
There is no point in asking for transportation allowance and laundry charges during leave as the employee does not incur such costs during vacations

Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 to boost Oman’s tourism

by Times News Service
Queen Mary 2’s port call on Tuesday will put Muscat on the global cruise liner map. Bringing Queen Mary 2 is a big challenge and Port Sultan Qaboos has brought the vessel alongside safely before

Oman health: Deadly disease unit in Muscat calls for more help

by REJIMON K
Advanced facilities and dedicated healthcare workers are needed at the infection prevention and control department in the capital to meet the current demand, an official told the Times of Oman
Sports
Australian Open: Djokovic romps as Williams sisters fight on in Melbourne
by AFP

The Serbian top seed was always in charge against unseeded Gilles Muller from Luxembourg, dictating terms in a testing 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 workout to reach his eighth straight quarterfinal at Melbourne Park

World
Obama, Modi break nuclear pact deadlock, hail new ‘friendship’
by AFP

US President Barack Obama and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the deadlock on a long-stalled nuclear pact as they hailed a new era of friendship between the world’s two largest democracies

Technology
New take-along chargers that pack power to portable devices
by The New York Times

Once you know those measurements, it is time to decide which type of charging device is best for you. One of the most convenient ways to charge is to use a case that includes an external battery

Thursday
Asian-inspired spa in Muscat, For the mind, body and soul
by Salim Joseph

The Spa at The Chedi Muscat embraces eastern philosophy with Asian oriental rituals; it offers an extensive variety of beauty rituals based on the holistic principles of aromatherapy and herbalism

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Columns
Boehner-Netanyahu: There's more to story
by James J. Zogby

Observers across the globe were amazed at the gall of the American Congress to invite a foreign leader to slap their president in the face

Round Up
Jaguar launches unique ‘British Intelligence’ marketing campaign
by Times News Service

‘British Intelligence’ is an evolution of Jaguar’s highly acclaimed ‘British Villains’ campaign for the F-TYPE Coupe and will showcase the now complete Jaguar luxury saloon lineup

Health
Just 20 minutes walk a day is enough: study
by Mark Reynolds/Daily

A brisk daily 20-minute walk could reduce the risk of an early death by almost a third, a new study shows

Entertainment
Hollywood's star Jennifer Garner decides it’s time for a change
by John Graham/Tony Jam

Jennifer Garner made her name abseiling down skyscrapers, karate-chopping villains or overturning cars at high speed. Now, Hollywood’s ultimate action-woman has decided it’s time for a change