Omani students at Ajman university shocked at ban

by Times News Service
The decision, taken on Thursday last week, means students from the Sultanate are banned from studying at AUST starting from the next academic year.

Oman airport imposes new flight tax on passengers

by Rahul Das/Fahad Al Ghadani
With new aircraft landing tariff and passenger charges coming into effect from Monday, airlines using Muscat and Salalah airports would pass on the burden to travellers

Can an employer in Oman downgrade an employee from managerial position due to poor performance? Our legal expert answers

by Times News Service
If the employee fails to deliver on his/her assigned tasks and no improvement is shown despite repeated warnings and reminders, the employer has the option to dismiss the employee

Oman traffic: Amerat flyover, intersection nearing completion

by Times News Service
Eighty five percent of the overall construction of the flyover and intersection in Al Muhij in Amerat has been completed

Oman Air to launch services to Goa, Singapore and Dhaka

by Times News Service
Oman Air’s new service, operated using spacious and comfortable Boeing 737 aircraft, will offer four flights per week between Muscat International Airport and Goa International Airport

3D Video: Royal Oman Police to raise awareness through videos

by Fahad Al Ghadani
A 2.41 minute promo of the upcoming serials in the 3D format is already posted on social media and has been watched by over 33,500 viewers.
Technology
Quality phones for much less
by MOLLY WOOD/ The New

In the next few weeks, timed around the big Mobile World Congress industry event in Barcelona, Spain, a bundle of amazing phones are likely to be announced

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
Dutch artists make waves with 'dead animal' art
by AFP

In a loft in a disused school, Dutch artist Noortje Zijlstra takes a frozen crow carcass from a refrigerator and cuts it open, pursuing her latest "dead animal art" project

Columns
Of fractured Israel and divided America
by James J. Zogby

What will likely emerge as the third or fourth largest bloc in the Knesset is the Arab Union — a first ever grouping of smaller Arab parties

Travel
Al Bustan Palace Hotel launches weekend getaway for Omani and GCC residents
by Times News Service

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has introduced a new weekend package available to Omani and GCC residents looking for an unforgettable weekend...

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