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.

Transporters withdraw from talks with Indian school on school-monitored transport system

by Staff Reporter
According to the transporters, in the new system parents will be forced to pay 40 per cent extra in transport fee

Air India rescue plane landed in Oman on way to Yemen still waiting for clearance

“We have not got the permission yet,” BP Kulkarni, country manager of Air India in Muscat, said

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

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.
Oman plans spot market for electricity; appoints consultant

As a first step, Oman Power and Water Procurement Company has appointed John Mather as project manager for implementing a new spot market pricing mechanism

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

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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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.

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?

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

‘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?