First part of Oman rail project tender later this year: Minister

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
Oman’s ambitious railway project is moving closer to reality as the Ministry of Transport and Communications is going ahead with the plans to float and award major contracts this year

Should the Oman government review its No Objection Certificate rule?

by Fahad Al Ghadani
One of Oman's most controversial labour policies has celebrated its first birthday.

‘Feel the Beat’ aims to educate women in Oman on heart ailment risks

by Tariq Al Haremi
Specialists from the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital are present for the screening of visitors, educating and training them on how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CBSE results: Indian School Sohar student with 98.2% emerges as Oman topper

by Times News Service
A total of 70 students who appeared for the class XII CBSE Examinations 2015 in both Science and Commerce streams were all thrilled, registering 100% success.

Oman transport: Main routes for new low-floor buses identified

by Elham Pourmohammadi
The first route will be from Seeb to Ruwi, the second route will be from Ruwi to Wadi Adai and then to Muttrah and back from Muttrah to Wadi Adai
Thursday
Behind the lens at Royal Opera House Muscat
by Sarah MacDonald

Khalid Al Busaidi, the chief photographer at the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM), reflects on his passion for capturing the operas, ballets, concerts and other performing arts

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Features
How spoilt is your child?
by Rachel Carlyle/Daily Express

Overindulging our children is creating a generation of pampered princesses and princes. Take this fun quiz to find out if you're raising a little terror...

Columns
Kurdish forces count the cost of fighting IS
by Patrick Cockburn

The Syrian Kurdish experience is that IS can be defeated when an effective light infantry on the ground is matched with US air power overhead