Relocate bars from areas with families, says residents in Oman

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
People living in complexes near bars and liquor shops claim being disturbed by the shouts of drunks late in the night

Earthquake in Sea of Oman hits Muscat again

by REJIMON K
The epicenter of the earthquake is the same where it happened on Saturday

Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years

by AFP
An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in jail

All 5,000 students get seats in Oman's Indian schools

by Times News Service
The Indian Schools Board has accommodated every applicant after opening up afternoon shifts in Darsait, Seeb and Mabela

Ghala, Darsait area residents in Muscat complain of water shortage

by Staff Reporter
The PAEW is making every effort to minimise the potential shortage of water during this period through several steps

‘Ibn Battuta’ will end Royal Opera House Muscat show

by SARAH MACDONALD
The story is about a 21st century historian who is about to board a plane at Muscat Airport when she meets ‘Ibn Battuta’
Technology
Japan’s maglev train breaks new world speed record
by AFP

Japan’s state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre (373 miles) per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the t

Thursday
Oman tourism: Escape to Turtle Beach Resort in Ras Al Hadd
by Sarah MacDonald

From the moment you arrive at the Turtle Beach Resort, following a narrow twisting road from the little town of Ras Al Hadd, a sense of calm will descend upon you, and time will seem to slow down.

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Features
Can orange glasses help you sleep better?
by Kate Galbraith/ New York Times News Service

Studies have shown that such light, especially from the blue part of the spectrum, inhibits the body's production of melatonin, a hormone that helps people fall asleep

Columns
Obama has failed in Afghanistan strategy
by Brahma Chellaney

With all the concessions, the US has revealed to the Taliban — and the world — its desperation to achieve a face-saving settlement that would enable it to escape the Afghan quagmire

Round Up
Qatar Airways is ‘world’s most dependable airline’
by Times News Service

Qatar Airways has been named the ‘World’s Most Dependable Airline’ in a comprehensive study of all major carriers, published by CBS Money Watch and conducted by recognised travel site WanderBat

Health
Simple movements are all the exercise you need
by Rachel Carlyle/Daily

You may think a weekly hour or two of exercise with a capital E is enough to offset long hours sitting around, but here’s the bad news – it isn't.