Tweets by Omani national a violation of cyber law

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
Tweets by Omani businessman alleging corruption charges against some government officials are breach of privacy law and moral orders of the country

Oil price decline will not affect citizens’ life in Oman: Fahd

by ONA
Sayyid Fahd reaffirmed that the development projects will continue to be implemented and that steps are being taken to avoid a negative impact on Omani citizens’ lives

$2.3b ‘Omagine’ project to create 1,000 jobs for Omanis

by Rahul Das
To be located in Al Hail and close to Muscat airport, ‘Omagine’ will have seven pearl-shaped buildings

Internet rules tourism market as agents pushed to back seat in Oman

by REJIMON K
Earlier, tourists used to choose destinations on the basis of what the destination managing agents used to say or market. Now, people’s reviews decide ratings of the destination

Oman weather: Jabal Shams freezes at -2 Celsius

by REJIMON K
As winter comes calling, Jabal Shams recorded minus 2 degree Celsius temperature.The maximum temperature at Jabal Shams was five degree Celsius

Sunday Beat: Oman farmers struggle against nature’s odds

by Saleh Al Shaibany
The government has spent OMR1.4 billion in subsidies this year and most of the benefits went to areas where they are not needed. Food security is crucial but subsidising fuel in the petrol stations
World
Sony hack: Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea
by Reuters

Obama said the cyberattack caused a lot of damage to Sony but the company should not have let itself be intimidated into halting the public release of "The Interview"

Technology
Apple co-founder not a fan of smartwatches
by AFP

Apple has entered the smartwatch market much later than players such as Sony, Samsung, and LG and Wozniak cautioned industry watchers not to expect the company to always lead way

Thursday
Oman golf: Get into the swing at Almouj
by Scott Armstrong

Running alongside a two-kilometre stretch of ocean, the 7,342-yard course of lush green grass is peppered with bunkers, water hazards and natural dunes.

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Columns
Do Cubans want to become Americans?
by Mark Steel

One person you have to fear for now is Fidel Castro, as I expect it's only the assassination attempts on him that have kept him going this past 50 years

Health
Questioning an asthma risk - study
by Nicholas Bakalar/The

Studies have suggested that antibiotic use in pregnancy and childhood may increase the risk for asthma. However, a Swedish study has now found strong evidence that there is no such connection

Entertainment
Movie review: Lingaa
by Siddharth Akhouri

Superstar Rajni marks his return to live action cinema after a long 4 years of absence and his fans are nothing but ecstatic