Expats in Oman to be hit by tighter rules on sharing homes

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Muscat Municipality’s new rules on renting property in the capital set out restrictions for the expatriates at all levels

Oman can withstand oil price slide: Expert

by REJIMON K
Oman can withstand the huge dip in oil prices, said top economists. In its economic outlook, IMF had said that oil export losses in 2015 are expected to reach about $300 billion in the GCC region

Video bulletins boost WhatsNews service in Oman

by Times News Service
Thousands of people have already downloaded our free WhatsNews app, especially now as there is an added reason to connect with us - video news

Banks in Oman can withstand oil slump: CBO Chief

by ONA
Al Zedjali said that banks operating in the Sultanate have excellent level of liquidity required for funding the economically feasible domestic projects

Muscat Festival 2015: Bedouins cast their charm

by ELHAM POURMOAMMADI
The Bedouin section is one of the most popular parts of the Muscat Festival.Visitors get an experience of the desert life here
World
IS militants expelled from Kobane; Iraq's Diyala 'liberated'
by AFP

Kurdish militia have driven IS group militants from the Syrian border town of Kobane after months of heavy fighting, a monitor and spokesman said Monday, dealing a crucial blow to the militants

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

Thursday
Asian-inspired spa in Muscat, For the mind, body and soul
by Salim Joseph

The Spa at The Chedi Muscat embraces eastern philosophy with Asian oriental rituals; it offers an extensive variety of beauty rituals based on the holistic principles of aromatherapy and herbalism

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Columns
Boehner-Netanyahu: There's more to story
by James J. Zogby

Observers across the globe were amazed at the gall of the American Congress to invite a foreign leader to slap their president in the face

Round Up
Jaguar launches unique ‘British Intelligence’ marketing campaign
by Times News Service

‘British Intelligence’ is an evolution of Jaguar’s highly acclaimed ‘British Villains’ campaign for the F-TYPE Coupe and will showcase the now complete Jaguar luxury saloon lineup

Health
Just 20 minutes walk a day is enough: study
by Mark Reynolds/Daily

A brisk daily 20-minute walk could reduce the risk of an early death by almost a third, a new study shows

Entertainment
Hollywood's star Jennifer Garner decides it’s time for a change
by John Graham/Tony Jam

Jennifer Garner made her name abseiling down skyscrapers, karate-chopping villains or overturning cars at high speed. Now, Hollywood’s ultimate action-woman has decided it’s time for a change