New GCC contracts ‘blessing’ for maids

As per the proposed contract, maids will be entitled to a weekly day off, annual leave, fixed schedule of work, overtime, end-of-service benefits and right to live outside the employer’s home

Affordable housing to become a reality soon in Oman

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Government statistics show that almost 80 per cent of Omanis own their houses.Sources say that the government is working to level some mountains in Muscat to provide citizens with more land

Cricket: Hughes' death reopens age-old safety debate

by AFP
The 25-year-old Australia international died on Thursday, two days after being struck down at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Royal Opera House Muscat celebrates Oman's 44th National Day

by Times News Service
The special event included an exhibition of crafts and cultural heritage, poetry recitation, songs, a documentary and other programmes

Hold your breath & watch out for Times Quiz winner today!

by Times News Service
Be at the Oman Automobile Association in Seeb today (Thursday) to watch the finalists fighting it out to lift the 18th edition of the Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest
Korean culture comes alive in Oman through movies

The two movie nights at Muscat Grand Mall provided ample entertainment to all. The music concert included a number of Korean folk songs

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India seeks to cash in on global demand for ancient remedies
by AFP

India claims to have natural remedies for everything from cancer to the common cold, but ministers say it has failed to capitalise on its traditions as the world has woken up to alternative medicine

Multilateral summits hasten policymaking
by Gareth Evans

The G-20's stance represents a challenge to the rest of the world to reach a global pact at United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015.