End of the road in sight for unlicensed realty brokers in Oman

by Fahad Al Ghadani
All real estate transactions should be legal and there will be no opportunities for individual and unlicensed brokers to buy and sell properties, said OREA chairman Mohammed bin Salim Al Busaidi

Murder of two-year-old boy sparks horror in Oman

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
As two suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing, the victim’s family speaks out

Is NOC must for expats to return to Oman on new employer's visa? Our legal expert answers

by Times News Service
No objection certificate is not a right per se and it is within the discretionary powers of the employer.

Fresh plea to Qatar to locate missing Omani resident

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI fahad @timesofoman.com
Saud Al Balushi, originally a Shinas resident, was working with the coast guard of the Qatari police when he went missing near the shores of Ras Lafan in Doha

Diversification needed to boost economic freedom as Oman rank slips

by REJIMON K
In the Economic Freedom Index published by The Heritage Foundation, Oman has been shown to have an economic freedom score of 66.7
Technology
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

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Columns
A Greek burial for German austerity
by Joschka Fischer

Though no one can say what a Greek default would mean for the euro, it would certainly entail risks to the currency's continued existence

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

Health
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