Oman crime: Infant found murdered in Sohar

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
A two-year old boy was found murdered in an abandoned house in Al Afifa area of the Sohar wilayat on Friday

e-visa to ease Oman entry, boost tourism

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
To be launched by ROP this month, e-visa is aimed at helping the visitors pick their visas from the comforts of their homes

Sunday Beat: Restrictions, vague career paths cause fickleness among workers in Oman

by Saleh Al Shaibany
A new social media think-tank, created by young workers and called ‘Clear Path Career”, conducted a survey among 4,000 people in the Sultanate.

Oman plans to make Bausher-Amerat road safer with steel cables

by Fahad Al Mukrashi
Steel cables will be strung along the Bausher-Amerat road to prevent it getting blocked following frequent mountain slides in the area, a senior Muscat Municipality official has said

Muscat Municipality to penalise owners undervaluing rental properties in Oman

by Fahad Al Mukrashi
Some of those who rent out their homes and villas deliberately do not draw up a lease so they can avoid paying tax to the municipality

Oman accidents: Last rites of family killed in Buraimi crash held

by REJIMON K
The Omani family was returning to Wadi Jizzi from Buraimi after meeting their relatives. The vehicle had reportedly developed some mechanical problem and went out of control
Oman
Marginal growth in inflation in Oman
by Times News Service

The General Index of Consumer Prices recorded last December showed an increase in all the governorates of the Sultanate with varying proportions compared to the index recorded during the previous year

Technology
New take-along chargers that pack power to portable devices
by The New York Times

Once you know those measurements, it is time to decide which type of charging device is best for you. One of the most convenient ways to charge is to use a case that includes an external battery

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Columns
A Greek burial for German austerity
by Joschka Fischer

Though no one can say what a Greek default would mean for the euro, it would certainly entail risks to the currency's continued existence

Round Up
How to start your fresh start
by Nicole Anzia/The Wa

The beginning of a new year always feels revitalising, at least for a few days. But if there are bags and boxes from the past year, the New Year can feel a little less like a fresh start

Health
Healthy eating plan to beat diabetes
by Monika Seth/ Al Raff

Right food choices can keep both your weight and blood sugar down and regular exercise go a long way toward keeping you fit