New Hijri year holiday announced in Oman

by Times News Service
The new Hijri year 1436 holiday for the public and private sector has been announced

Visa ban reprieve for expats in Oman welcome, say firms

by REJIMON K
Construction firms were facing shortage of skilled personnel and having difficulty in completing projects on time due to the visa ban on non-Omani workers

Can an employee resign from job at any point of time? Oman Legal Expert answers

by Times news service
Times of Oman, in association with Khalifa Al Hinai Legal Consultants, will answer the legal queries of readers every Monday. Questions can be sent to readersclub@timesofoman.com

Oman's Ministry of Agriculture keeps tab on Crimean Congo fever

by ONA
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries said that the department has been following the Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever.

Oman's Ministry of Education to plug teacher shortage

by Fahad Al Ghadani
The ministry also mentioned in the announcement that it will contact applicants for the part time job in keeping with each governorate’s requirements.
Oman
Singer Arijit Singh enthralls Muscat audience at City Amphitheatre, Qurum
by Staff Reporter

Accompanied by his 15-member troupe for a musical extravaganza 'Arijit Singh Live in Concert — Tum Hi Ho', he presented a brilliant potpourri of all-round stage performance during his over two and hal

Sports
Golf: Ali to represent Oman at Mena Tour tourney
by Times News Service

Amateur golfer Ali Hameed will be the lone representative of Oman at the Ghala Valley Open, a Mena Golf Tour event, as most the national players are away in Australia for Asia Pacific Championship

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US drops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling IS in Kobane
by AFP

It is the first time the US has made airdrops to Kurdish fighters defending Kobane and it represents an escalation in Washington's efforts to support Syrian opposition forces

Thursday
How to fulfill a poor child's needs in Oman?
by SALEH AL SHAIBANY

It was an embarrassing moment and a humiliating one, too. Everybody with small children would relate to such an incident

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China's middle class is turning restless
by PETER POPHAM

The Chinese never tire of telling anyone willing to listen that they have been around for 5,000 years