1,000 illegal workers arrested at new Muscat International Airport project

by Rahul Das & Fahad Al Gadhani
More than 1,000 expatriate workers were arrested at Muscat International Airport.

Students caught smuggling drugs into UAE from Oman, Dubai court told

by Times News Service
Prosecutors at the Dubai Criminal Court said American I?A, 18, and German A?R, 21, brought the drugs into the UAE via Hatta.

Illegal expats: Don’t fall prey to crooked agents, says Bangladeshi migrant worker in Oman

Returning empty-handed and pain still visible on his face, the Bangladeshi worker repents falling into the hands of crooked recruitment agents who spoiled his life

Oman roads: What is the solution to the gridlock in Muscat?

by Saleh Al Shaibany
With most major roads in the heart of Muscat built in 1970s and 1980s and improved thereafter to ease road traffic on temporary basis, there is need for a long-term solution to the gridlock

Passion is the key to success, says Oman's first woman commercial pilot

by Saleh Al Shaibany
Azza Said Al Zakwani already has the distinction of being the first Omani female commercial pilot

Education system in Oman needs to be revised, says expert

Good results have been achieved in a number of sectors such as banking and oil and gas, but Omanisation rates need to be increased in industrial and hospitality sectors and a number of other fields,
Opportunity for Oman's Jebel Al Akhdar residents to work on Omran farms
by Tariq Al Haremi

The project aims to provide farmers of Jebel Al Akhdar community a platform to grow produce that does not grow naturally on the mountainside due to adverse environment and geographical characteristics

Blancpain Endurance Series: Oman's Ahmad Al Harthy positive for Silverstone race
by Times News Service

Blancpain Endurance Series racer Ahmad Al Harthy goes into this morning’s all-important qualifying session for round two of the season at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in positive mood

Oman’s total exports fall by 5.7 per cent to OMR20.46 billion

Drop in exports from OMR21.70b in 2013 to OMR20.46b in 2014 was due to a plunge in oil and gas prices, according to National Centre for Statistics and Information data

CNN-Times of Oman Exclusive: King Abdullah on Jordan’s economy, and IS threat
by CNN

CNN’s John Defterios interviewed King Abdullah of Jordanon Sunday. The King talked about a range of subjects, including his country’s economy and challenges the region faces from the extremists of IS

Behind the lens at Royal Opera House Muscat
by Sarah MacDonald

Khalid Al Busaidi, the chief photographer at the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM), reflects on his passion for capturing the operas, ballets, concerts and other performing arts

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How spoilt is your child?
by Rachel Carlyle/Daily Express

Overindulging our children is creating a generation of pampered princesses and princes. Take this fun quiz to find out if you're raising a little terror...

The return of the Balkan question
by Dominique Moisi

What is clear is that the region remains an explosive and confused reality, one capable of threatening Europe's stability, already on a knife's edge following Russia's adventurism in Ukraine

Round Up
Oman Arab Bank offers housing finance to customers of premium Dar Al Zain residential project
by Times News Service

After a successful partnership offering similar home finance facilities for the earlier phases, the new agreement will facilitate customers to realize their dreams of owning a luxury home.

Salman in Kashmir for shooting, exhorts other film makers
by PTI

In Kashmir for his new movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Salman Khan wants film makers to shoot films in the valley which he described as the most beautiful place on earth.