Absconding expatriates get a lifeline in Oman

by REJIMON K
Under the current three-month amnesty, overstayers or absconders have a way to stay in Oman - but at a price

Oman weather: Wadis overflow as rains hit several parts of Sultanate

by Staff Reporter
While residents in some of the area witness hailstorm, visibility in some areas were affected due to dust storm.

Scope for more ‘clarity’ in tender process, says Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas official

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
The event, organised by the ministry, Oman Society for Petroleum Services (Opal) and the Oil and Gas Year, was attended by senior officials from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Oxy and BP

Omani artist paints His Majesty’s the Sultan's portrait on rocky canvas

by Sarah MacDonald
It took two months of planning and a week of painting for five hours a day for Aziz Al Shihi to complete the portrait

Oman Air wins two world travel awards in a row

by Times News Service
Oman Air emerged top in the ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline - Business Class’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline - Economy Class’ categories
Sports
Cricket: Oman Cricket awards contracts to 12 players in a historic move
by A. SESHAGIRI RAO

Oman Cricket Vice-Chairman His Highness Sayyid Qais presented the contracts to the 12 selected cricketers, who are awarded in three different categories based on their seniority and performance

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
Tamrah: A date with Omani dates
by Sarah MacDonald

When Shabib Al Kindi launched Tamrah in 2011, he didn’t just want to sell ordinary dates; he wanted to promote the finest Omani dates the country has to offer and showcase them beautifully, too

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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
Israeli army doctrine of shoot-to-kill anyone
by Ron Zaidel

The extremely permissive rules of engagement last summer point to a fundamental change in the norms that guide IDF combat, which peaked during Operation Protective Edge