Oman accidents: Victims of Al Amerat road crash identified

by REJIMON K
All the three died on spot. The bodies of the accident victims are kept in ROP hospital

NOC not for sale: Employers in Oman told not to charge fee for No Objection Certificate

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
OCCI vice-chairman says that though it’s not a common practice in the private sector to charge employees for NOC, companies must abide by the rules that are in place

UAE carriers stop flights to Baghdad after FlyDubai hit by gunfire; Muscat airport unaffected

by REJIMON K
Flydubai, Emirates Airlines, Sharjah's Air Arabia and Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways suspended flights following the incident, in line with a directive from the United Arab Emirates' civil aviation author

Oman accidents: 4 killed as ambulance collides with truck on Al Amerat- Quriyat road

by REJIMON K
While the three ambulance crew members died on the spot, the patient died later. The accident took place when the driver tried to save an animal crossing the road

Money exchange houses in Oman urge India to scrap plan to tax remittances

by Staff Reporter
Money exchanges in Oman have urged Indian government not to tax remittances by expatriates

GUtech's eco-house, model for sustainable buildings in Oman

by SARAH MACDONALD
Prof. Nikolaus Knebel, one of the faculty members who oversaw the project, said the Eco-house competition was very important for a county like Oman which has an increasing demand for housing
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
Europe has failed to offer hope and vision
by Javier Solana

Muslim immigrants, whether first, second or third-generation, must be able to integrate fully into European society, gaining the same opportunities as Europe's other residents and citizens

Round Up
First SPAR supermarket opens in Oman
by Staff Reporter

The global food store giant will be opening four supermarkets in Oman, providing high quality fresh foods combined with a wide selection of products, excellent service and good value

Health
Losing appetite as you age?
by Steve Connor/The Ind

Loss of taste, particularly the ‘umami’ flavour, could be one of the key reasons why elderly people lose interest in food later in life