Will Omanisation and expat labour policies be re-examined? Oman's Minister of Manpower hints they might

by Times News Service
The meeting, held at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, offered a platform for industrialists to interact with ministers and their counterparts.

Omani, expatriate motorists to be fined for misusing taxi lanes in Dubai

by FAHAD AL GHADANI
Smart cameras have been installed on some roads, while Dubai Police patrols will continue to monitor other roads

Oman accidents: Discover the most dangerous day of the week to drive in the Sultanate

by Fahad Al Muskrashi
This is a change from 2013, when Saturday saw the highest number of deaths on roads with 166 fatalities registered

Yemenis in Oman worried about families back home following Saudi air strikes against Houthi militiamen

by Fahad Al Ghadani
For the past week, I have been trying to contact my parents but my efforts have been in vain. I do not know what to do,” says Abdulkarim, a Yemeni student in Oman. There are many like him.

Yemen crisis: Air India rescue plane to Sanaa stuck in Oman due to delay in clearance

by REJIMON K
Sources at the Indian consulate in Saudi Arabia said that they are working to get clearance as soon as possible.
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
Cheerful mornings in blue America
by Paul Krugman

Were President Obama's policies the cause of national job growth? Did Jerry Brown — the tax-raising, Obamacare-embracing governor of California — engineer his state's boom?

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?