Oil price decline will not affect citizens’ life in Oman: Sayyid Fahd

by REJIMON K
Allaying fears about oil price fall impact, Sayyid Fahd said His Majesty’s vision of providing decent life to citizens would be maintained

Family status not a must for family visit visa in Oman

by Khalifa Al Hinai Advocates & Legal Consultancy
The husband is free to approach any tourism agency to obtain visas for his wife and children to visit Oman

Muscat Palm Mall plan to create 2,500 jobs

by Times News Service
The project will launch the first snow village in Oman (Snow Park) and will include a cinema complex of 12 screens multiplex with 4D cinemas

Install tanks to tide over water crisis in Oman, PAEW tells people

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Citizens and residents have been urged by the Public Authority for Electricity and Water to install water tanks in their houses and buildings as a precautionary step

Oman Air’s economy class bags top award

by Times News Service
Oman Air had earlier won World Travel Awards' Best Business Class Airline – Middle East and Best Economy Class Airline –
World
Sony hack: Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea
by Reuters

Obama said the cyberattack caused a lot of damage to Sony but the company should not have let itself be intimidated into halting the public release of "The Interview"

Technology
Apple co-founder not a fan of smartwatches
by AFP

Apple has entered the smartwatch market much later than players such as Sony, Samsung, and LG and Wozniak cautioned industry watchers not to expect the company to always lead way

Thursday
Oman golf: Get into the swing at Almouj
by Scott Armstrong

Running alongside a two-kilometre stretch of ocean, the 7,342-yard course of lush green grass is peppered with bunkers, water hazards and natural dunes.

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Columns
Do Cubans want to become Americans?
by Mark Steel

One person you have to fear for now is Fidel Castro, as I expect it's only the assassination attempts on him that have kept him going this past 50 years

Health
Questioning an asthma risk - study
by Nicholas Bakalar/The

Studies have suggested that antibiotic use in pregnancy and childhood may increase the risk for asthma. However, a Swedish study has now found strong evidence that there is no such connection

Entertainment
Movie review: Lingaa
by Siddharth Akhouri

Superstar Rajni marks his return to live action cinema after a long 4 years of absence and his fans are nothing but ecstatic