Quake destruction leaves Nepal expats in Oman shell-shocked

by REJIMON K
More than 1,500 people lost their lives after a strong 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, jolting even parts of India and causing death and devastation

Sunday Beat: Need to attract foreign funds to diversify Oman’s economy

by Saleh Shaibany
The reason for the failure to attract global companies so far is not the size of Oman’s economy. It is the absence of competitive jurisdiction which holds back foreign investors

Fire in Oman's industrial area Ghala creates panic

by Staff Reporter
The fire had reportedly broke out in a workshop ran by a Bangladeshi expatriate behind a supermarket in Ghala.

Steep rise in traffic violations in Oman last year

by Said al Hashmi
The number of road accidents stood at 1,275 during the first quarter of 2015 against 1,609 accidents during the same period in 2014

Omani workers in private sector rise

by ONA
Omanis working in the private sector have seen an increase at all levels. The construction sector had the largest number of Omani workers in the first quarter of 2015, with 56,265 citizens
Thursday
What makes Goa a perfect holiday destination
by Mrudu Naik

Oman Air, the Sultanate’s national carrier recently launched direct flights to Goa, India’s popular tourist destination. Take this three-hour flight to discover the goodness of Goa, Mrudu Naik reports

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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
The debate within
by Debasish Mitra

IS, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Taliban and even Al Qaeda are simply engaged in a fierce contest to force down the form of religious doctrines the states in the Middle East and Muslim world should adopt