Devastating Nepal earthquake kills hundreds, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

by Reuters
The worst quake to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation in 81 years also caused damage in neighbouring Indian states and Bangladesh.

Nepal earthquake: Oman Air delays flights

by REJIMON K
According to Oman Airport’s flight departure schedule, Oman Air WY337, which was scheduled to leave Oman 10:50am has been delayed.

Fire in Oman's industrial area Ghala creates panic

by Staff Reporter
The fire had reportedly broke out in a workshop ran by a Bangladeshi expatriate behind a supermarket in Ghala.

Oman's Ministry of Housing aims to check real estate price fluctuations

by Fahad Al Ghadani
To check the realty price fluctuations, Ministry of Housing plans to enforce existing regulations so that unlicenced brokers face a maximum jail term of six months and a fine not exceeding OMR3,000

Oman ranks second in happiness index in GCC

by Times News Service
Oman scored an overall rank of 6.853 in the United Nations (UN)-backed World Happiness Report 2015 released on Thursday.

Oman to expand underground waste bin facility to new areas of capital

by Times News Service
A tender to set up an underground waste collection system in the Shati Al Qurum area has been floated by the Muscat Municipality.
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What makes Goa a perfect holiday destination
by Mrudu Naik

Oman Air, the Sultanate’s national carrier recently launched direct flights to Goa, India’s popular tourist destination. Take this three-hour flight to discover the goodness of Goa, Mrudu Naik reports

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Can orange glasses help you sleep better?
by Kate Galbraith/ New York Times News Service

Studies have shown that such light, especially from the blue part of the spectrum, inhibits the body's production of melatonin, a hormone that helps people fall asleep

Columns
The debate within
by Debasish Mitra

IS, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Taliban and even Al Qaeda are simply engaged in a fierce contest to force down the form of religious doctrines the states in the Middle East and Muslim world should adopt