e-visa to ease Oman entry, boost tourism

To be launched by ROP this month, e-visa is aimed at helping the visitors pick their visas from the comforts of their homes

Oman plans to make Bausher-Amerat road safer with steel cables

by Fahad Al Mukrashi
Steel cables will be strung along the Bausher-Amerat road to prevent it getting blocked following frequent mountain slides in the area, a senior Muscat Municipality official has said

Muscat Municipality to penalise owners undervaluing rental properties in Oman

by Fahad Al Mukrashi
Some of those who rent out their homes and villas deliberately do not draw up a lease so they can avoid paying tax to the municipality

Sunday Beat: Restrictions, vague career paths cause fickleness among workers in Oman

by Saleh Al Shaibany
A new social media think-tank, created by young workers and called ‘Clear Path Career”, conducted a survey among 4,000 people in the Sultanate.

Muscat Festival 2015: Epic heroes come to life in Uzbek miniature

by Elham Pourmohammadi
Looking at miniature paintings on display at Uzbekistan’s pavilion in Al Amerat Park is like flicking through some of the greatest literary works of all time
Canisterised Agni V test-fired successfully
by PTI

India on Saturday successfully carried out the maiden canister-based trial of its most potent missile Agni-V, which has a strike range of over 5000km and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne

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

Quick Poll

With women being followed on roads, is Oman becoming unsafe for women to move out alone?

Eric Holder has reasons for keeping up at night
by Debasish Mitra

We cannot deny that to wreak havoc terrorists no longer need dirty bombs, chemical weapons, explosives. They no longer need to fly any planes into the tall skyscrapers

Round Up
How to start your fresh start
by Nicole Anzia/The Wa

The beginning of a new year always feels revitalising, at least for a few days. But if there are bags and boxes from the past year, the New Year can feel a little less like a fresh start

Healthy eating plan to beat diabetes
by Monika Seth/ Al Raff

Right food choices can keep both your weight and blood sugar down and regular exercise go a long way toward keeping you fit