Oman recovers millions from fines in public funding cases and judicial rulings

by Hamda Al Balushi
A sum of OMR66.420 million was added to the state treasury from the fines imposed in public funding cases and received from judicial rulings, revealed a senior official from the Public Prosecution

Following apparent suicide of Germanwings copilot, Oman Air says ‘rule of two’ in cockpit is in place since long

by Rahul Das
Oman Air, and a number of Indian carriers serving the Sultanate, have revealed they already have the ‘rule of two’ in place; it follows the copilot plane suicide which claimed 150 lives on Germanwings

Canadian visa centre is now open in Oman: Ambassador

by SARAH MACDONALD
With the new visa centre, a trip to Abu Dhabi is no longer required for people travelling to Canada

'Oman can become trade hub if international sanctions on Iran are lifted'

by Elham Pourmohammadi
Oman can become a hub for trade between Iran and other countries if international sanctions on Tehran are lifted as a result of a final, comprehensive deal over its nuclear programme, say officials

Transporters in Oman withdraw from talks with Indian school on school-monitored transport system

by Staff Reporter
According to the transporters, in the new system parents will be forced to pay 40 per cent extra in transport fee
Sports
Football: Oman battle back to hold Iraq in AFC U-23 Championship qualifier
by Times News Service

In the final match of the Group A qualifier played at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Oman needed an outright victory to qualify for the finals but only managed hold Iraq to a 2-2 draw

World
US warns Iran nuclear deadline may be missed
by AFP

As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov returned to the negotiations in Switzerland, an Iranian negotiator said progress was being made, but "slowly".

Technology
Messaging apps offer to do it all, for more money
by The New York Times N

Such moves are part of a trend toward messaging apps becoming do-it-all services. The model, in many ways, comes from the messaging giants popular in China and Japan

Thursday
VIDEO: Ferrari FF, power, pace and grace
by Scott Armstrong

“At my signal unleash hell.” The opening words to Ridley’s Scott epic blockbuster Gladiator echo in my mind as I prepare myself for what is about to happen

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Features
8 ways you may be encouraging your child to be a bully
by Ashley Trexler/The Washington Post

Maybe no one has told you to your face you're raising a bully, but sometimes you can't help but wonder if other parents are talking about it behind your back.

Columns
Sustainable goals can reduce global poverty
by Jeffrey D. Sachs

There has been marked progress on poverty reduction, disease control, and increased access to schooling and infrastructure in the poorest countries of the world, especially in Africa

Health
Angelina Jolie surgery 'dramatically' lowers cancer risk: experts
by AFP

It is a hard personal choice, but removing healthy fallopian tubes and ovaries effectively slashes the cancer odds for women like Angelina Jolie who carry a risk-boosting gene mutation, experts said

Entertainment
‘Fast and Furious’ franchise not just a guilty pleasure for boy racers
by Manisha Ferdinand/Th

I fundamentally object to the phrase “guilty pleasure”. What is the point of it – that we can only like certain things in a certain way because they’re considered a bit embarrassing?