Oman weather update: Freak hailstorm, rain hit parts of Sultanate

by REJIMON K
In addition to rain, dust storm is also predicted by the meteorological department.

Majlis Al Shura united on call to end expat grip on top jobs in Oman

by REJIMON K /TARIQ AL HAREMI
But an Omani CEO, Omani trade union leader and Omani economic expert urge caution on the plan

Oman weather: Rain to lash country in next two days

by REJIMON K
According to Omanweather updates Facebook page, rain fell in Nakhal and Rustaq.

Job opportunities in Oman seen rising despite slump in oil prices

by Times News Service
Oman is set to create more jobs in 2015 despite the fall in oil prices, according to a survey released recently

Ali Al Habsi confirms Wigan Athletic exit

by NISHAD PADIYARATH
The sudden decision by the Oman football captain may have come following the Premier League club’s relegation from second-tier championship to third-tier League One last week.

In Pictures : Where Muscat rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2015

by Times Photo
In Ruwi, the average monthly rent for an apartment is OMR 400 while the average monthly rent that for a villa is OMR 600. - Times photo
Technology
TomTom CEO says its maps destined for use in self-driving cars
by Reuters

Dutch navigation company TomTom aims to become a main provider of technology for self-driving cars as it charts its way back to success after seven lean years, chief executive Harold Goddijn said.

Thursday
Oman tourism: Visit to old house at Misfat Al Abriyeenh
by SARAH MACDONALD

Oman’s only traditional guesthouse, the Misfah Old House, offers visitors the chance to experience village life in the picturesque Misfat Al Abriyeen

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Features
How to fall back to sleep in 20 minutes or less
by Kim Jones/Daily Express

If you're in the habit of waking up in the middle of the night, try our tricks to send you into a deep slumber without the stress

Columns
Once again, West fails to understand Russia
by Mary Dejevsky

This year is an opportunity for the Kremlin to demonstrate that Russia, as a great power, is back. The advance of the decadent West has been halted in Ukraine

Entertainment
Elizabeth Banks takes director’s chair in ‘Pitch Perfect 2’
by Reuters

‘The Hunger Games’ actress Elizabeth Banks makes her debut as a feature film director in the musical comedy ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ and hopes to inspire more women to get behind the camera.